Summer Sessions Part-time Lecturer in Public Policy University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05202 Recruitment Period Open date: December 21st, 2019 Next review date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Monday, Jun 15, 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 Department of in Public Policy seeks applications for temporary, part-time (non-Senate) lecturer positions during the Summer Sessions A (tentatively June 29-August 7, 2020) and Summer Sessions C (tentatively August 10-September 18, 2020) for the following courses:
PUB AFF 10: Social Problems and Social Change The lecturer will teach a lower-division (first and second year undergraduates) course that introduces students to social scientific approaches to social problems and their solutions. Using selected contemporary social problems as cases, and drawing on variety of sources, the class teaches students to consider how social problems and their solutions come to be defined; roles that economic, political, educational, and cultural institutions play in perpetuating or solving social problems; and how individuals, social advocates, and communities can lead or impede social change.
PUB AFF 30: Comparative Analysis of Wealth, Policy, and Power The lecturer will teach a lower-division (first and second year undergraduates) course that explores how strategic interactions can give rise to social problems, what can be done to address those problems, and how different polities around the world have tried (and sometimes failed) to mount effective response. Students will consider a wide range of issues that may include climate change, protest and repression, war and formation of states, corruption, and human and drug trafficking.
PUB AFF 40. Microeconomics for Public Affairs The lecturer will teach a lower-division (first and second year undergraduates) course that introduces students to principles of microeconomics with a focus on social and policy problems. The class will examine decisions by firms and individuals, and implications for allocation of resources. Students will learn to apply economic models to public issues such as the social safety net, minimum wage, education, inequality, and poverty.
PUB AFF 60. Using Data to Learn about Society The lecturer will teach a required lower-division (first and second year undergraduates) 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 will teach 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 70: Information, Evidence and Persuasion The lecturer will teach a lower-division (first and second year undergraduates) course that teaches students to evaluate evidence, arguments, and persuasion concerning social problems and public issues. The course will examine the public life of evidence and arguments by different actors in the social policy-making, persuasion, and propaganda processes.
Responsibilities for each of the above positions include developing the syllabus and course (based on existing materials used in the past); 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 (if applicable) managing teaching assistants.
The Department seeks candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. or Master's Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, or a related field is required. Related prior teaching experience is preferred.
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.