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Deputy Director of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy

Application Window

Open April 5th, 2021 through Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law seeks a Deputy Director with sustained experience in the practice of immigration law to join the Center’s senior management team. The Center will generate innovative ideas at the intersection of immigration scholarship and practice; serve as a hub for transforming those ideas into meaningful changes in immigration policy at the local, state, and national level; and empower students with unique opportunities for experiential learning through work with academics, practitioners, policymakers, and activists.

The Deputy Director will play a leading role in building the Center’s strategic vision and developing and managing its work through close collaboration with the Center’s Faculty Co-Directors. The Deputy Director will be responsible for a broad range of academic and administrative functions in the Center, including research and advocacy on immigration law and policy issues, teaching the Center’s and affiliated clinical programs, and the design and execution of conferences and an array of other scholarly engagements. The Deputy Director will also support the Faculty Co-Directors in marketing, fundraising and grant activities, and in planning and implementing strategies for generating resources for the Center.

The minimum requirements for this position include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree from a U.S. school; significant (minimum 7 years') experience practicing immigration law and/or working on immigration policy; experience closely supervising or teaching law students; and demonstrated management, administrative, and organizational skills. Established ties with Los Angeles-based organizations or communities and fluent Spanish are advantages, as is experience working with social movements. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track, academic position.

This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See; and

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, May 31, 2021, but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses for at least three (3) professional references.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Juris Doctor degree or equivalent

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • List of References - Name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

  • 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
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References requested during final stages.

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Campus Information

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA