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Part-time Instructor Positions for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Application Window

Open February 5th, 2021 through Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

UCLA Law School invites applications from individuals interested in teaching a specialty course in its advanced curriculum for the 2021-22 academic year. These are academic, non-tenure track, part-time, limited-term appointments.

Decisions will be made on a rolling basis and the timing of decisions will vary according to a variety of factors including curricular need and course scheduling and the particular specialty course the applicant proposes to teach.

The School may be especially interested in applicants who have relevant experience for teaching courses in legal writing, entertainment law, intellectual property, professional responsibility, insurance law, labor law, wills and trusts, evidence, contracts and contract drafting, remedies, employment law, health care law, legal writing and communication, and contract analysis courses.

Some of these courses may be offered to JD and LLM candidates, some may be directed solely to LLM candidates, and some courses may be targeted to students in our new master’s degree program for non-lawyer professionals.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss in their cover letters their respective areas of professional expertise, the courses they have previously taught or propose to teach as well as any record of research or other creative work such as publications, law reform activities and significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations.

Requirements: A J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; excellent academic record; substantial, distinguished legal practice experience with a record of research or other creative work such as publications, law reform activities and significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations; experience within a distinct legal specialty; demonstrated commitment to teaching; prior successful law school teaching experience strongly preferred. UCLA School of Law seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of creative work and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses for at least two professional references online at

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by March 8, 2021, but will be considered thereafter through July 31, 2021 or until the position is 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, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please discuss your area(s) of professional expertise, course(s) previously taught or propose to teach, any record of research or creative work e.g. publications, law reform activities, significant contributions to profession or organizations

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

  • List of References - Names and contact information for at least two (2) professional references

  • Teaching Evaluations - Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s 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
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

Job location

Los Angeles, CA