Lecturer in Public Affairs: Power, Politics, and Policy Change in the U.S. University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05620
Lecturer Position PUB AFF 20. Power, Politics, and Policy Change in US (1 quarter)
The Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs seeks applications for a temporary, part-time (non-Senate) lecturer position during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The lecturer will teach a required introductory course titled Power, Politics, and Policy Change in the U.S. This course provides an introduction to the key institutions of government, politics, and policy in U.S., covering their history, contemporary forms, and internal dynamics. In the course, students should learn to analyze how ideas and power are contested in the processes of social change and political conflict. The course introduces students not only to the various scales and branches of government but also institutions that exercise power and influence in public decision making and social action, such as corporations, unions, media, social movements, and civil society. The course examines topics such as institutional behavior, logic of collective action, interest groups, and the ideas, practices, and limits of liberal democracy.
Responsibilities include revising 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 Political Science, Public Policy, Political Economy, Sociology, 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/JPF05620 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 July 20, 2020, will be given full consideration. The position 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, 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.