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Part-Time Lecturers for the 2024-25 Academic Year

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: The actual pay rate for part-time positions will depend upon specific teaching assignments and number of units taught. Part-time lecturers can reasonably expect to receive total pay ranging from $1,380 per semester per unit (for assisting) to $4,142 per semester per unit (for solo teaching).

Application Window

Open date: February 13, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 15, 2024 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 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

UCLA Law School invites applications from individuals interested in teaching a course in one of its degree programs for the 2024-25 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, course scheduling, and the particular specialty course the applicant proposes to teach.

For UCLA Law’s JD program, we are seeking highly qualified instructors in a variety of subjects. We also have a need for instructors to teach as part of a team for our January-term negotiation course. This requires full-time availability during the first two weeks of January 2025.

UCLA Law offers a Master of Legal Studies degree for mid-career professionals who do not have a law degree. The School is interested in applicants with relevant experience who would like to teach legal writing/analysis, health law, employment law (including employment discrimination law), entertainment law, disability law, tax law, real estate law, entrepreneurship law, or contract drafting/analysis in this program.

UCLA Law also offers an LL.M. degree (Master of Laws) to students who have already earned a degree in law. Most of these students are international students for whom English is not their first language. The School is interested in applicants with relevant experience who would like to teach legal research and writing, intellectual property, or civil procedure in this program.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss in their cover letters their respective areas of professional expertise and the courses they have previously taught or propose to teach.

Requirements: A J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; excellent academic record; substantial, distinguished legal practice experience; experience within a distinct legal specialty; demonstrated commitment to teaching. Prior successful law school teaching experience strongly preferred. Applicants with prior teaching experience will be asked to provide teaching evaluations. UCLA School of Law seeks candidates committed to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

This position is represented by the University Council - American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal candidates will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses for at least two professional references online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09195. Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by March 15, 2024, but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.

The actual pay rate for part-time positions will depend upon specific teaching assignments and number of units taught. Part-time lecturers can reasonably expect to receive total pay ranging from $1,380 per semester per unit (for assisting) to $4,142 per semester per unit (for solo teaching). Part-time lecturer salary rates are based on Table 15 of the UC Salary Scale (available here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t15.pdf).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

J.D. or equivalent advanced degree

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please discuss your area(s) of professional expertise as well as course(s) you have previously taught or propose to teach.

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

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

  • Teaching Evaluations - Applicants with teaching experience should include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.
    (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 EDI Statement FAQ document.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and contact information for references.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09195

Help contact: grinnell@law.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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 University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Job location

Los Angeles