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

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Lecturer Positions for Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs (2023-2024)
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF08427

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.

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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,


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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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