Assistant Professor University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08459
The University of California, Los Angeles's (UCLA) Labor Studies program seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. This appointment is part of a larger hiring initiative supported by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) and Division of Social Sciences, to be carried out over the next 2-3 years in the interdisciplinary area of Labor Studies. We invite applications from scholars in Ethnic and Gender Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Labor and Industrial Relations, Sociology, Political Science, and other social science fields. Ideal candidates will have an excellent teaching record and an ambitious research agenda. Successful candidates will be appointed in a department that aligns with their disciplinary perspective and will also have teaching and service duties in Labor Studies.
UCLA's Labor Studies Program is a rapidly growing social science undergraduate degree program serving a diverse (primarily Latinx) student body that reflects the demographics of working-class Los Angeles and California. Launched in 2019, the program teaches roughly 1,500 students each academic year and enrolls close to 200 majors and minors. The large majority of Labor Studies majors are women, and first generation college students from under-represented communities. Labor Studies plans to launch a masters degree program in the near future and many of the departments the UCLA Labor Studies program is partnering with for these searches have both undergraduate and doctoral programs.
UCLA is among the leading global universities and is the number one ranked public university in the nation. Labor Studies hires will be joining a dynamic community of scholars and practitioners who work closely with BIPOC, immigrant, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities to understand and improve the lives of working people and their organizations. Current faculty affiliates of the UCLA Labor Studies program come from many disciplines across campus-including the social sciences, law, education, public policy and public health-creating opportunities for new faculty research collaborations. Our teaching, leadership and intellectual community also include the dynamic staff and academic administrators of the UCLA Labor Center, with offices in the Westlake-Pico Union neighborhood just west of downtown L.A. The Labor Center has a long history of working with and supporting students and faculty affiliated with the Labor Studies program to produce both peer-reviewed and policy reports focused on issues related to unions, workers, and working-class communities The position is open until filled, but early applications are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2023. Interested candidates should apply through UC Recruit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08459. The successful candidate is expected to hold a PhD in an interdisciplinary or social science discipline at the time of appointment. The expected start date is July 1, 2024. To be guaranteed full consideration, all materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit by September 29, 2023. To apply, please submit (1) a CV, (2) brief cover letter, (3) a research statement of fewer than 1,000 words highlighting scholarly contributions of recent research and plans for the near future, (3) one publication or writing sample that best represents your work, (4) a statement of fewer than 500 words that describes your approach to teaching, lists undergraduate and graduate courses you could teach, and briefly describes one of these courses, (5) a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (6) Names and contact information for at least three professional references, (7) Reference Check Authorization form. Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/.
The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 1. The salary range for this position is $74,600-$97,200. 'Off-scale salaries' and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. See campus compensation page for additional information.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.