Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Job alert: Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation

22 January 2024

The Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation (SPRC) is currently recruiting an Associate Professor/Professor to be the new Director of the Centre.

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In 2019 UCL founded the SPRC to support the study of racism and racialisation and their impacts on science, metaphysics and culture. The SPRC’s remit is to coordinate, deepen and promote UCL’s work on these questions in active engagement and exchange with multi-disciplinary debates. With Professor Paul Gilroy as the Inaugural Director, the SPRC has flourished, despite starting out in pandemic conditions, and is now established as an internationally renowned reference point in the critical study of race. 

We are now looking to recruit a new Director to build on the outstanding achievements to date and to consolidate the position of the SPRC as a major centre of excellence. The appointee will be working within the fields of critical race studies, race theory, histories/representations of racialised thinking and racism, and/or their social practices, impacts and effects. They will have a proven track record in the critical study of race, manifest through ambitious, world-leading scholarship, influential publications, success in establishing and leading significant research projects and teams as well as experience in applying for and gaining funding in related areas of study.

The Director will be responsible for the strategic direction of the SPRC and for ensuring its financial sustainability, through a combination of postgraduate teaching, external research funding and/or philanthropic support. The Director will also lead the day-to-day operation of the Centre, including management of two permanent academic members of staff, an administrator, postdoctoral fellows and visiting fellows. They will oversee and help to deliver the taught Masters programme (Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies). The appointment is a permanent position at grade 9 or 10.

For more details and how to apply see the UCL job page: http://tinyurl.com/m28uks8d