Lecturer in Applied Economics

University of California Los Angeles

Applied Data and Financial Analyst Lecturer - Master of Applied Economics

Job #JPF05594
  • L&S Social Sciences - ECONOMICS

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 5th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jul 5, 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.


The UCLA Master of Applied Economics program (MAE) is looking for a Lecturer with domain expertise in Data Science, Economics, Financial Markets and Asset Pricing for the 2020-2021 academic year. This position is non-senate and non-tenure track. The Lecturer’s main focus is to enhance the experience of MAE students with pragmatic applications of the industry's leading-edge techniques and software. The instructor will teach 2 lecture series, one in applied data management and one in financial analysis, for MAE students that will arm them with skills in modern data best practices (2 courses per quarter, to be taught over 3 quarters = 6 courses per academic year).

Applicants are expected to have:

-Master's degree or higher in Applied Economics or Applied Finance.
-Excellent verbal communication skills, capable of leading lectures of 100+ students.
-Advanced knowledge of Python, R, and SQL.
-Experience using Google trends and social media data in sentiment analysis for financial forecasting.
-Proficiency with Bloomberg Terminal and Bloomberg API.
-Ability to automate web scraping and predictions.
-Expertise in machine learning and predictive modeling approaches such as Random Forests, Deep learning, Super Learners, GBM, etc.
-Aptitude for creative approaches to non-standard problems.
-Experience working on data science teams with a proven track record of projects.

The University of California, Los Angeles, 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 at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


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)
  • Proof of Degree - Please be able to provide proof of degree upon request.
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Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)