Academic Coordinator
University of California Santa Barbara
United States

Academic Coordinator I, The Humanities and Social Change Center

Job #JPF01544
  • College of Letters & Science - Humanities and Fine Arts - Religious Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 13th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Humanities and Social Change Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Academic Coordinator I position. This is a half-time, calendar-year position. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of renewal based on excellent performance and administrative approval. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position

The Humanities and Social Change Center seeks an Academic Coordinator to assist the Center's Director, steering committee, and research teams administratively in cultivating research and programming in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that speaks critically and creatively to questions of social change in the contemporary world.

Duties and responsibilities include:
• assisting in the recruitment of Center Fellows and the hosting of visiting scholars;
• facilitating the conception, organization, and implementation of research projects within the Center;
• planning, advertising, and administrating related program events including seminars, talks, workshops, colloquia, and conferences;
• coordinating with on-campus academic departments and administrative offices;
• overseeing email communication and advertisement related to Center activities;
• managing the Center's website and social media accounts;
• assisting the Director in planning and overseeing the Center budget and in preparing reports for outside agencies;
• identifying and developing opportunities for research and program funding;
• facilitating communication and coordinating collaborative undertakings between UCSB, the Humanities and Social Change International Foundation in Hamburg, Germany, and partner Centers at Humboldt University, Berlin; Cambridge University in England; and Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Minimum qualifications: The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for an MA (or equivalent graduate degree) in the humanities or humanistic social sciences at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: Preferred candidates will demonstrate excellent writing, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; have at least one year of relevant administrative experience; possess a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences as well as teaching experience in the humanities or humanistic social sciences; and have grant writing experience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent to by October 4, 2019 for primary consideration, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required

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