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University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06370

The department of African American Studies at UCLA, invites applications for non-tenure track lecturer positions in 2021-2022. We are looking for instructors who can teach one of the following courses: Black Experience in Latin America, Black Intellectual Thought, African American Art 1900-1963, and special topics in African American Studies. Lecturer appointments are part-time and made on a quarter by quarter basis as dictated by instructional needs and budget constraints of the department. Quarter academic appointment dates are as follows:

Fall: October 1-December 31st, 2021
Winter: January 1-March 31st, 2022
Spring: April 1-June 30th, 2022

We are particularly interested in candidates who are working transnationally, including on Africa and diaspora and whose scholarship and engagements are interdisciplinary.

Candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in African/African American Studies, American Studies, Art History, History, Law, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Ethnomusicology, Public Health, Education, Public Affairs, Urban Planning, Philosophy, Theater, Film, Literature, Humanities, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are advanced to Ph.D. candidacy or who have a M.A., M.F.A., or equivalent may be considered (currently enrolled UC students are not considered).

Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred. Candidates with a minimum of two years of teaching experience and a demonstrated record of distinguished undergraduate teaching. Evidence of this teaching record must be supplied. Applicants with extensive academic and/or professional experience are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application to UCLA Academic Recruit, including the following required documents:
-Cover Letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-Statement of Teaching
-List titles of course(s) you have experience teaching
-Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion- An EDI statement describes the candidates past, present and future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.

For more information on how UCLA thinks of diversity, equity and inclusion please read the Guidance for Candidates.

Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

A description of current African American 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.
The University of California, Los Angeles and the department of African American Studies are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

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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,


Working at University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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