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Lecturers for Labor Studies Interdepartmental Program 2021-22 AY

Application Window

Open date: February 25th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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.

Position description

The UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment seeks applicants for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturers to teach courses in labor studies for the 2021-22 academic year. Lecturer appointments are established according to the instructional needs and budget constraints of the department. Screening of applicants is ongoing; the number of positions varies by quarter.

Quarter academic appointment dates are as follows:
Fall: October 1 - December 31st
Winter: January 1-March 31st
Spring: April 1-June 30th

Year-long academic appointment date is:
July1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

We are looking for instructors that can teach one or more of the following potential courses:
• 101 Introduction to Labor and Social Movements in Los Angeles
• M114 We Gone be Alright: Developing the Next Generation of Black Organizers
• 140 Working It: Women, Work, and Family
• 153 Stories of Struggle: Work, Class, and Narrative in Contemporary America
• M165: Sociology of Race and Labor
• M166A Immigrant Rights, Labor and Higher Education
• M166B Research on Immigration Rights, Labor, and Higher Education
• 168 Law and Politics of Immigration: Migrants and Inevitable Evolution of Collective and Individual Rights
• M173 Nonviolence and Social Movement
• 188 How to Create Worker-Owned Cooperative Business
• 188 La Domestica: Race, Class, and Gender in Domestic Work
• 188 Labor and Public Higher Education: Campus Workers, Working Students and the Public Good
• 191A Labor Studies: Research Principles, Methods and Practices
• M190C Community Engaged Research in Practice: Community Scholars
and other topics in Labor Studies as needed by the Interdepartmental Program.

Applications will be kept on file for consideration for any openings that may occur throughout the year. Responsibilities will include lecturing, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, and the writing and grading of assignments and exams.

Ph.D. or terminal degree preferred, but not required. Applicants who are advanced to Ph.D. candidacy or who have a M.A., MF.A., or equivalent may be considered (currently enrolled UC students are not considered). Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching Labor Studies, research methodology, or proven industry expertise in labor. Please indicate your areas of specialization.

A description of current Labor 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.

UCLA is a world-renown research university with a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation; we particularly seek candidates who have taught similarly diverse students in a major research university.

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 (

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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.

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

  • Proposed Course Syllabi - For course topics not included in the aforementioned list.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Job location

Los Angeles, CA