Lecturer Positions in Public Affairs (2019-2020 Academic Year) University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05007
The Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs seeks applications for temporary, part-time (non-Senate) lecturer positions during the 2019-2020 academic year. Specifically, we are seeking Lecturers to teach:
*PUB AFF 60. Using Data to Learn about Society The lecturer will teach a required lower-division course that introduces students to statistics (up through bivariate associations) and principles of research design, using examples relevant to public affairs and hands-on data analysis. The course teaches students how to use R Studio to conduct reproducible analyses and prepares students for a second required statistics and data analysis course involving multivariate analysis.
*PUB AFF 80. How Environments Shape Human Development The lecturer will teach a required lower-division course that provides an overview of major theoretical, conceptual, and empirical traditions in the study of human development. The course explores how diverse cultural, social, socioeconomic, and historical contexts interact to affect individuals and families during key developmental periods (such as infancy/early childhood, childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, middle and late adulthood). Students critically examine how social policies, political and social climates, and various dimensions of inequality affect human development and wellbeing across the life-course.
*PUB AFF 112. Social Movements The lecturer will teach an upper-division course that explores major theoretical and empirical approaches used in the social sciences to understand how social movements emerge, diffuse, and contribute to political, social, and cultural change in U.S. and elsewhere. The course examines questions about nature of power, conflict, authority, legitimacy, social change, public communication, and democratic participation by introducing students to important historical and contemporary social movements.
Responsibilities for each of the above positions include developing the syllabus and course; lecturing; holding regularly scheduled office hours; being responsive and helpful to students; developing assignments, papers, and/or exams; grading assignments, papers and/or exams; and managing teaching assistants.
We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Developmental Psychology, or a related field is preferred. Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy, have teaching experience, and excellent teaching evaluations may also be considered.
Applicants should apply via https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05007 and submit the following: *A letter of interest *Curriculum Vitae *Teaching statement *Sample syllabus for an undergraduate course *Teaching evaluations from relevant and recent courses *Description of contributions to diversity (please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.) *List of three professional references
Applications received by December 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. The positions will remain open until filled.
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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.