Lecturer in Social Science
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Lecturer for Master of Social Science (MaSS) Program

Job #JPF07004

Position overview

Position title:Lecturer

Application Window

Open October 27th, 2021 through Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

UCLA Master of Social Science Program

Position Description:
The UCLA Master of Social Science program (MaSS) is seeking to hire a lecturer in Winter and Spring 2022 to teach SOC SC 430A & B: Community-Based Research. These two courses are required for all students enrolled in the MaSS program. The expected enrollment is approximately 25-30 students. SOC SC 430A & B are offered as a two-course sequence that guides students through the design and execution of research projects developed in partnership with non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. Students will work in teams of 3-4 members each. These courses are conducted in a seminar format, meeting once per week for three hours. In addition, the instructor will meet with each team weekly outside of class.

Primary responsibilities of the instructor include guiding teams through the different stages of the research project including, articulation of research plan, development of research questions, literature review, study design and instrument development, data collection and analysis, and write-up process. Teams should receive detailed written comments from the instructor on a number of drafts of the project submitted throughout the two quarters. The ideal candidate for this position will have significant experience as a researcher as well as experience teaching writing to students at the graduate level.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a social science or related discipline. Prior teaching experience required, preferably with experience teaching writing at the graduate level. Ideal candidates should also have experience mentoring students undertaking mixed-methods research, using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Experience working with non-profit organizations is preferred.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit by email (subject line: "MaSS Lecturer Application 2022") a CV and a cover letter describing relevant experiences and qualifications to the MaSS Program Administrator, Ms. Sarah El Massry: mass@ucla.edu.

Candidates will be notified of decisions no later than Dec 1, 2021.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD. in Social Sciences or related discipline.
Prior teaching experience at graduate level

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.(Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements


Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07004

Help contact: tksadlik@ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, California

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