Lecturer in Political Violence in the Modern World

University of California Los Angeles

Lecturer, General Education UCLA Cluster Program - Political Violence in the Modern World

Job #JPF05987
  • L&S Undergraduate Education - EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

Recruitment Period

Open November 3rd, 2020 through Thursday, Dec 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The UCLA Undergraduate Education Initiatives unit seeks a lecturer for winter and spring quarters of Academic Year 2020-21 to teach a lower division undergraduate course in winter and a seminar course in spring as part of the General Education UCLA Cluster Program.

This position includes team-teaching the lectures for Cluster 48, which explores the causes, dynamics, and consequences of political violence. We are specifically seeking a scholar who can provide perspectives on the study of violence, in particular via a case study, with a background in social science and a record of writing, teaching, or researching this subject. This position will entail team coordination and contribution to generation of writing assignments, exam questions, and grading of student submissions.

This position also includes developing and teaching a seminar course for freshman students with varied backgrounds focusing on political violence. This position will involve working closely with students on their writing.

UCLA has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation; we particularly seek candidates who have taught similarly diverse students in a major research university.

Required Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate from an accredited university
• College-level teaching experience, especially to a General Education population
• Knowledge and training in the study of political violence
• Experience in teaching writing and composition

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least three years of college-level teaching experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching
• Proposed seminar syllabus
• Names and contact information of two references

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Proposed syllabus
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)