Posted on September 27, 2018

College Seeks Paid Social Justice Activist

Celine Ryan, Campus Reform, September 26, 2018

The University of California, Santa Cruz is seeking to pay a social justice activist from outside of the UCSC community to have “dialogue” with faculty and students.

The person chosen to fill the new “Activist-in-Residence” position will receive part-time independent contractor status, work 9-10 hours per week, and receive a $4,000 stipend for the academic quarter. He or she will also be eligible to obtain up to $1,000 to fund research, according to the program description.


Candidates must have a track record of dedication to social justice efforts and must currently or recently have worked for a community or government organization that aids poor, immigrant, and racial minority communities. Applicants are asked to submit a resume, a 500-word personal statement, and references.

Other goals of the program include faculty and student interaction through “artist/activist” workshops and class visits, as well as promoting scholarship in areas such as “the well-being of the Chicanx/Latinx and immigrant communities” and “the social inclusion of multiple marginalized communities.”


Applications for the position close on Nov. 1.