Latino Social Policy

The Luskin School of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) at UCLA, seeks an advanced assistant or tenured associate professor in the general fields of Latino social, economic, and political issues.  (A starting full professor may be appointed under extraordinary circumstances.) A successful applicant should be appointable in one or more of three departments in the Luskin School of Public Affairs:  Public Policy, Social Welfare, or Urban Planning.

 The Luskin School is an interdisciplinary environment that focuses on human well-being at every level of analysis.  As part of this mission, the School, the CSRC, and UCLA’s Division of Social Sciences have launched the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, with the goal of establishing a multi-faceted think tank working on a broad range of challenges faced by the California Latino plurality.  Latinos in the US face a multitude of challenges beyond immigration, including issues such as voting rights, environmental racism, K12 educational equity, quality health care, job opportunities, higher education access, worker protection, and criminal justice reform among many others.  Scholars of all methodological traditions, interested in any of these substantive areas, as well as others, are invited to apply.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Social Welfare, Public Policy, Urban Planning or any of the cognate fields of Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Economic, Law, etc., and be interested in problem-driven research and teaching.  The Luskin School offers Masters Degrees in the three fields, doctoral degrees in Urban Planning and Social Welfare, and in 2018 will be launching an undergraduate major in Public Affairs.  In addition to three departments, the School has several large and thriving research institutes focused on various aspects of governance, social well-being, and solution seeking for challenging issues.  The University of California, Los Angeles, is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the UC system, with 45,000 students seeking degrees across the liberal arts and sciences and professional schools, located in the second largest city in the nation and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the nation. By consensus, UCLA is regularly identified in the top five of all public universities in the US, and the top 15 of universities, public and private.

Position is opened until filled, but early inquiries are encouraged.  Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2017.  To apply go to UC Recruit, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample/representative publications and three letters of recommendation to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03247.  For questions related to the position, please contact Julie Straub at jstraub@luskin.ucla.edu.

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.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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