Lecturer Positions for Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs (2022-2023)
University of California Los Angeles
Internal Number: 3030203
Lecturer Positions for Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs (2022-2023) University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF07418
Lecturer Positions in Public Affairs (2022-2023)
The Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs seeks applications for temporary, part-time (non-Senate) lecturer positions during the 2022-2023 academic year to teach one or more of the following:
PUB AFF 10. Social Problems and Social Change The lecturer will teach a required course that introduces students to various social scientific approaches to the study of social problems and their solutions. Drawing from concepts in economics, political science, and sociology, and using selected contemporary social problems as cases, this course explores how social problems and their solutions come to be identified, the 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 20. Power, Politics and Policy Change in the U.S. The lecturer will teach a required course that introduces students to the key institutions of government, politics, and policy in U.S., covering their history, contemporary forms, and internal dynamics. The course covers not only 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. Students learn to analyze how ideas and power are contested in the processes of social change and political conflict. The course examines topics such as institutional behavior, logic of collective action, interest groups, and the ideas, practices, and limits of liberal democracy.
PUB AFF 40. Microeconomics for Public Affairs The lecturer will teach a required course that introduces students to the principles of microeconomics with a focus on questions in public policy, such as housing policy/rent control, the design of the social safety net, minimum wages, unemployment benefits, education policies, and inequality and poverty. The goals of the course are (1) to introduce students to the way economists approach policy problems, (2) introduce students to some of the canonical models of microeconomics, and (3) help students develop the skills to apply these models to new policy problems.
PUB AFF 50. Foundations and Debates in Public Thought The lecturer will teach a required course that introduces students to core concepts of democracy and equality as well as to the challenges to implementation posed by race/ethnicity, class, gender, and other social cleavages. Students study standards by which political systems can be judged 'democratic
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.