Lecturer in Public Affairs
University of California Los Angeles School of Public Affairs
United States

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

Job #JPF05620
  • Luskin School Of Public Affair - SCH OF PUBLIC AFRS SCH WIDE/PRGRAMS

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 24th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Aug 31, 2020 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.


Lecturer Position PUB AFF 20. Power, Politics, and Policy Change in US (1 quarter)

The Undergraduate Program in Public Affairs seeks applications for a temporary, part-time (non-Senate) lecturer position during the 2020-2021 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 revising 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 Political Science, Public Policy, 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/JPF05620 and submit the following:
*A letter of interest
*Curriculum Vitae
*Teaching statement
*Sample syllabus for an undergraduate course
*Teaching evaluations from relevant and 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 July 20, 2020, will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • 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 statement
  • Sample syllabus for undergraduate courses - If you would like to submit more than one, please combine and upload as a single pdf.
  • Teaching evaluation(s) - Please combine and upload as a single pdf.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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