A position is available for a graduate student in the Humanities and Social Sciences on the Executive Board of the UC Berkeley Humanities and Social Sciences Association (HSSA).

Conducting research in the humanities and social sciences can be an isolating experience — especially at a large, STEM-oriented institution such as UC Berkeley. The HSSA was created in order to foster a vibrant social and intellectual community amongst postdocs, visiting scholars, visiting student researchers, and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences at UC Berkeley.

At regularly scheduled meetings, the HSSA board discusses community, and seeks to address social, academic, as well as career and professional development needs that are unique to humanists and social scientists.

With the support of the Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program, HSSA organizes multiple social and career and professional development events throughout the year, including writing and teaching workshops, monthly networking socials, and symposia addressing current research topics. To see a more detailed list of events and workshops the HSSA has hosted, you can visit the HSSA website.

As an HSSA board member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage directly with UC Berkeley faculty and administrative leaders
  • Meet regularly with a group of like-minded peers to discuss issues and challenges facing humanists and social scientists
  • Develop and produce academic, social, and professional development events specifically designed to meet the needs of scholars in the humanities and social sciences

If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite with the following information:

  • What is your affiliation at Berkeley and how long is the duration of your stay?
  • What is your field of research?
  • Why do you want to join?