Lecturer in Public Affairs: Power, Politics, and Policy Change in the U.S. University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin School of Public Affairs - School-Wide Programs United States

Lecturer in Public Affairs: Power, Politics, and Policy Change in the U.S.

 

  • LUSKIN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS - SCHOOL-WIDE PROGRAMS

 

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: September 17th, 2018
 
Last review date: October 15th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
 
Final date: December 31st, 2018

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.
 

DESCRIPTION

 

The new Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs seeks applications for a temporary, part-time (non-Senate) lecturer position during the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

The lecturer will teach a required introductory course titled “Power, Politics, and Policy Change in the U.S.” This course provides an introduction to the key institutions of government, politics, and policy in U.S., covering their history, contemporary forms, and internal dynamics. In the course, students should learn to analyze how ideas and power are contested in the processes of social change and political conflict. The course introduces students not only to the various scales and branches of government but also institutions that exercise power and influence in public decision making and social action, such as corporations, unions, media, social movements, and civil society. The course examines topics such as institutional behavior, logic of collective action, interest groups, and the ideas, practices, and limits of liberal democracy.

 

Responsibilities include developing the syllabus and course; 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 a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Public Policy, Political Science, Political Economy, Sociology or a related field is preferred. Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy, have teaching experience, and excellent teaching evaluations may also be considered.

 

Applicants should apply via https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04063 and submit the following:
*A letter of interest
*Curriculum Vitae
*Teaching statement
*Sample syllabus for an undergraduate course
*Teaching evaluations from two most recent courses
*Description of contributions to diversity (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 October 15 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

 

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, 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

 

JOB LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

 

REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements
  • Letter of interest

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

  • Teaching statement

  • Sample syllabus for an undergraduate course

  • Teaching evaluations from two most recent courses

  • Description of contributions to diversity - 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.

  • Teaching Evaluations from two most recent courses (Optional)

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

 

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