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Lecturer Positions for Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs (2023-2024)

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer (Non-senate)
Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,329-$112,802.
Review timeline: June 30, 2023

Application Window

Open date: May 25, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 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

Lecturer Positions in Public Affairs (2023-2024)
The Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs seeks applications for temporary, part-time (non-Senate) lecturer positions during the 2023-2024 academic year to teach one or more of the following:

PUB AFF 40. Microeconomics for Public Affairs
(Winter 2024 and/or Spring 2024)
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 80. How Social Environments Shape Human Development
(Winter 2024 or Spring 2024)
The lecturer will teach a required course about human development in social context. This course provides an overview of major theoretical, conceptual, and empirical traditions in the study of human development. It explores how diverse cultural, social, socioeconomic, and historical contexts interact to affect individuals and families during key developmental periods, including infancy/early childhood, childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, and middle and late adulthood. The course critically examines the enduring effects of social policy, political/social climate, and structural and economic inequality related to race, nationality, gender, sexuality and health status on human development and well‐being across the life-course.

PUB AFF 113. Policy Analysis
(Winter 2024 or Spring 2024)
The lecturer will teach an upper-division course on applied policy analysis. The course reviews the conceptional foundations of problem analysis, trains students in the logic of policy analysis, introduces students to various tools (such as cost-benefit analysis) that are useful in policy analysis, considers challenges to policy and program adoption and implementation, and prepares students to communicate their analyses effectively.

In addition to the above courses, the Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs will consider applications for part-time lectureships (Non-Senate) in others areas of Public Affairs not specified above. Appointments are generally made by quarter for the following term dates:

Fall: October 1 - December 31
Winter: January 1 - March 31
Spring: April 1 - June 30

Responsibilities include revising the syllabus for existing courses and developing lectures and other course materials; lecturing; holding regularly scheduled office hours; being responsive and helpful to students; developing assignments, papers, and/or exams; grading assignments, papers and/or exams; and managing teaching assistants.

We seek candidates with subject matter expertise relevant to the particular course and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. We prefer candidates who have successfully taught similar courses in the past and who hold a Ph.D. in Public Policy, Social Welfare, Urban Planning, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Communications, or a related field. Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy, have teaching experience, and excellent teaching evaluations may also be considered.

Applicants should apply via and submit the following:
*Letter of interest
*Curriculum Vitae
*Teaching statement
*Teaching evaluations from relevant and recent courses
*Statement on contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion (please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.)
*List of three professional references

Applications received by June 30, 2023 will be given full consideration.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Education, training , professional experience, or other forms of proven expertise in the subject matter to be covered by the course ; evidence of experience and success with teaching and other forms of presenting the relevant substantive material to audiences comparable to students taking the course.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Interest

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

  • Teaching Statement

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

    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.

  • Teaching Evaluations from Relevant and Recent Courses - If submitting more than one evaluation, please combine and upload as a single document.

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

Referees who can speak to the applicant's expertise and teaching experience will be contacted as needed.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA