Now Recruiting: UCLA Labor Studies Lectureships and Teaching Apprenticeships 2021-2022


Lectureship Opportunities 2021-2021

The UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment seeks applicants for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturers to teach courses in labor studies for the 2021-22 academic year. Lecturer appointments are established according to the instructional needs and budget constraints of the department. Screening of applicants is ongoing; the number of positions varies by quarter.

Quarter academic appointment dates are as follows:
Fall: October 1 – December 31st
Winter: January 1 – March 31st
Spring: April 1 – June 30th

Year-long academic appointment date is:
July1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

We are looking for instructors that can teach one or more of the following potential courses:
• 101 Introduction to Labor and Social Movements in Los Angeles
• M114 We Gone be Alright: Developing the Next Generation of Black Organizers
• 140 Working It: Women, Work, and Family
• 153 Stories of Struggle: Work, Class, and Narrative in Contemporary America
• M165: Sociology of Race and Labor
• M166A Immigrant Rights, Labor and Higher Education
• M166B Research on Immigration Rights, Labor, and Higher Education
• 168 Law and Politics of Immigration: Migrants and Inevitable Evolution of Collective and Individual Rights
• M173 Nonviolence and Social Movement
• 188 How to Create Worker-Owned Cooperative Business
• 188 La Domestica: Race, Class, and Gender in Domestic Work
• 188 Labor and Public Higher Education: Campus Workers, Working Students and the Public Good
• 191A Labor Studies: Research Principles, Methods and Practices
• M190C Community Engaged Research in Practice: Community Scholars
and other topics in Labor Studies as needed by the Interdepartmental Program.

Applications will be kept on file for consideration for any openings that may occur throughout the year. Responsibilities will include lecturing, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, and the writing and grading of assignments and exams.

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, research methodology, or proven industry expertise in labor. Please indicate your areas of specialization.

  • Open date: February 25th, 2021
  • Next review date: Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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.

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Teaching Apprenticeships Opportunities 2021-2021

The Labor Studies Interdepartmental Program welcomes all interested and qualified UCLA graduate students to apply to our Teaching Apprenticeships.

Employment Title: Teaching Assistants, Associates, or Fellows (depending on prior experience)

Fee Remissions available
Supplemental Tuition (NRST) NOT covered

Appointment Percentage: 50% time per quarter (must be available 20 hours/week)

Monthly Salary: Academic Apprentice Salary Scales (depending on title)

Employment Dates: Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and/or Spring 2022

Number of positions available: TBD

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Applications submitted before March 12th will be prioritized.*

*Applications from Social Sciences, Humanities, Policy, and related disciplines ONLY.

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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.