Now Recruiting: UCLA Labor Studies Lectureships 2020-2021

Lectureship Opportunities 2020-2021

The UCLA Labor Studies Interdepartmental Program, housed at UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, is recruiting specialized lectureships to teach Labor Studies courses focused on Black workers, African American working-class sociopolitical movements, and the intersectional analysis of class on gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality in the African-American, Caribbean, and the African Diaspora community.

For the 2020-21 general lectureships, the program seeks candidates who are interested in teaching Labor 101, 181, and invites candidates to submit labor related variable topics for alternative and future course considerations (pending funding and student course enrollment needs).

Applications will be kept on file for consideration for any openings that may occur throughout the year. Responsibilities include lecturing, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, writing exams, and grading exams. Applicants must be able to teach in the classroom and/or online.

Ph.D. or terminal degree preferred, but not required. Applicants who are advanced to Ph.D. candidacy or who have a M.A., MF.A., or equivalent may be considered (currently enrolled UC students are not considered). Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching Labor Studies, African American Studies, or proven industry expertise in labor. Please indicate your areas of specialization.

About UCLA Labor Studies

The Labor Studies program offers UCLA undergraduates an opportunity to learn about the workplace and the social, political, and economic forces that influence it. The program places emphasis on the labor market, public policy, employment relations, unions, and working-class movements. It also explores issues of race, class, and gender in the workplace. Established in Fall 2019, the Labor Studies program has over 40 students enrolled in the major, as the first Labor Studies Major in the UC system. The Labor Studies minor was established in 2003 and currently has over 100 students enrolled.

About the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to research, teaching, and service on labor and employment issues. Through the work of its units – UCLA Labor Center, Human Resources Roundtable, and the Labor Occupational Safety and Health program – the Institute forms wide-ranging research agendas that carry UCLA into the Los Angeles community and beyond.

For over 70 years, the Institute has conducted timely and impactful research on labor markets and how work impacts workers and their families. As home to the UCLA Labor Center, our research on immigrants, young people, and low-wage workers has driven policy change, including minimum wage, paid sick leave, and wage theft.

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