Associate Professor or Professor - Diversity and Democracy


Recruitment Period

Open November 1st, 2018 through December 10th, 2018


The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position in the area of Diversity and Democracy. The three areas of focal interest for this position are research and teaching expertise in one or some combination of the following areas: 1) diversity and identity; 2) diversity, civil society and political action; or 3) legal or philosophical frameworks for diverse democracies.

The minimum qualification to be considered an applicant for the position is a PhD or equivalent international degree. Special consideration will be given to candidates who work in one or more of the following areas: 1) the content and contestation of group identities; 2) the civic and political engagement of diverse populations within local, national, and transnational contexts; or
3) the normative or legal implications of racial and ethnic diversity within democratic societies.

The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2019. The position is affiliated with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS). The search will be conducted under the auspices of the HIFIS Diversity and Democracy cluster and with the participation of faculty from the Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, and School of Law (including the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program). Applicants may read about the HIFIS and the Diversity and Democracy cluster at the website

We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service, and a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates may be appointed at the tenured level (up to the rank of Full Professor), depending upon their qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in a department to be determined by the candidate's preferences, disciplinary training, and departmental fit.

Early applications are encouraged, and initial review of applications will begin after November 16, 2018. The final deadline for applications is December 10, 2018. All applicants must complete an online application via the following link: . Clarifying questions about the position can be directed to Taeku Lee, Search Chair and Professor of Political Science and Law at

All applications must include in pdf format a brief letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (For additional guidance on your diversity statement, please see A description of current research and teaching interests and copies of or electronic links to recent and representative scholarship are also welcome. Candidates should include names and contact information for three references who may be contacted for letters at a later time. Other supporting materials, such as teaching evaluations, may be requested of top candidates at a later time. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The University is responsive to the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about family friendly resources, potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements

  • Letter of Interest

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Diversity Statement - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (For additional guidance on your diversity statement, please see

  • Description of current research and teaching interests (Optional)

  • Copies of or electronic links to recent and representative scholarship (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

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