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Recruitment Period

Open May 5th, 2020 through Monday, Mar 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The department of African American Studies at UCLA, invites applications for non-tenure track lecturer positions in 2020-2021. We are looking for instructors that can teach one of the following courses: Black Experience in Latin America, Black Intellectual Thought and special topics in African American Studies. Lecturer appointments are part-time and made on a quarter by quarter basis as dictated by instructional needs and budget constraints of the department. Quarter academic appointment dates are as follows:

Fall: October 1-December 31st, 2020
Winter: January 1-March 31st, 2021
Spring: April 1-June 30th, 2021

We are particularly interested in candidates who are working transnationally, including on Africa and diaspora and whose scholarship and engagements are interdisciplinary.

Candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in African American Studies, American Studies, History, Law, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Public Health, Education, Public Affairs, Philosophy, Theater, Film, Literature, Humanities, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are advanced to Ph.D. candidacy or who have a M.A., M.F.A., or equivalent may be considered (currently enrolled UC students are not considered).

Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred. Candidates with a minimum of two years of teaching experience and a demonstrated record of distinguished undergraduate teaching. Evidence of this teaching record must be supplied. Applicants with extensive academic and/or professional experience are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application to UCLA Academic Recruit, including the following required documents:
-Cover Letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-Statement of Teaching
-List titles of course(s) you have experience teaching
-Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion- An EDI statement describes the candidates past, present and future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion. For more information on how UCLA thinks of diversity, equity and inclusion please read the Guidance for Candidates.

Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

A description of current African American Studies courses offered can be found in the UCLA Registrar's course catalog-
Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based on qualifications.

The University of California, Los Angeles and the department of African American Studies are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. 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 and Affirmative Action Policy (

Job location

Los Angeles

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • List of titles of course(s) you have experience teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)