This page lists faculty positions at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as they become available. For staff positions, search the database at the UCLA Careers website.

Current Faculty Openings

Associate or Full Professor in Social Welfare

Start date: Fall 2018

The UCLA Department of Social Welfare in the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs is searching for tenure-track faculty at the rank Associate or Full Professor with mental health expertise, to join a distinguished Department with more than a 65-year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. The Department of Social Welfare is in the process of dynamic growth. We are currently introducing three new areas of concentration in our MSW curriculum: Social and Economic Justice, Health and Mental Health Across the Life Span, and Child and Family Well-Being, and launching a schoolwide undergraduate major in Public Affairs in the fall of 2019.

Candidates will be considered for the Marjorie Crump Chair within the Department of Social Welfare. The Endowed Chair is a five-year appointment and is for a distinguished scholar whose research addresses cutting edge and innovative issues in the field of social welfare. Ideal mid-career and senior candidates should be able to provide leadership in securing extramural research funding, including the potential for center grants. In addition, applicants should have an MSW degree, a doctorate in social welfare or a related field, and demonstrated success as a productive scholar as evidenced by publications in top-tier journals in social welfare and related fields.

The Department of Social Welfare welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Applicants should have teaching and research interests in mental health or a related field. We are especially interested in applicants who focus on mental health disparities, community-based mental health interventions, and/or mental health policy. Faculty candidates are expected to teach foundation and advanced courses in the MSW program and mentor PhD students in their areas of expertise. We are seeking those who are able to teach direct practice and human behavior in the social environment. Applicants should have experience in mentoring and outreach to diverse groups of students.

The University, Department and School: UCLA is consistently ranked among the top research universities across the nation and around the world. The Department of Social Welfare is the only social work program in Southern California housed in a major public research university, and has the unique advantage of being situated in an interdisciplinary school of public affairs along with highly ranked departments of Urban Planning and Public Policy.

Position is open until filled, but early inquiries are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2017. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and the names & addresses 3 references ONLINE to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03140 . For questions related to the position, please contact Search Committee Chair and Professor Todd Franke at tfranke@g.ucla.edu.

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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social Welfare

Start date: Fall 2018

The Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles (www.luskin.ucla.edu) is presently recruiting for a faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor to join its distinguished Department of Social Welfare, with a 65-year tradition of educating and serving diverse urban populations. The Department’s mission is to promote excellence in research and leadership for 21st century social policies and practices, from local to global settings. It seeks an early-career candidate with post-doctoral research and teaching experience and a demonstrated record in publishing and securing external funding in the area of Social and Economic Justice. The Department of Social Welfare is in a process of dynamic growth. We are currently introducing three new areas of concentration in our MSW curriculum: Social and Economic Justice, Health and Mental Health Across the Life Span, and Child and Family Well-being, and launching a school-wide undergraduate major in Public Affairs in the fall of 2019.

Ideal candidates for this position of Assistant Professor are investigating social inequalities and disparities by conducting research to understand their root causes, and/or to address these inequalities through existing or innovative interventions and social policies. They are developing, using, and teaching state-of-the-art research methodologies and have experience in community outreach and engagement. Appropriate areas of investigation can include philosophies of social justice and distribution of wealth, poverty, labor and employment, social justice organizing and activism, housing and homelessness, environmental justice, positive youth and adult criminal justice, immigration, disabilities, race and ethnicity, or any area within social and economic justice with a demonstrated relevance for social welfare.

The Department of Social Welfare welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in social welfare, social work or in a related social science, health science, or policy field; have a robust research and research dissemination agenda; and be prepared to teach at the Masters, Ph.D., and Undergraduate levels. An MSW degree is preferred. All faculty in the Luskin School of Public Affairs (including the departments of Social Welfare, Urban Planning, and Public Policy) have opportunities to participate in current initiatives in global affairs, digital technologies, the environment, democracy and inequality, and social justice, equity, and opportunity. Applicants should have experience in mentoring and outreach to diverse groups of students.

The position is open until filled. Interested persons are strongly encouraged to apply before September 15, 2017. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining your research and teaching interests and accomplishments, a complete curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of three references online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03142. For questions related to the position contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor David Cohen (cohen@luskin.ucla.edu).

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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Assistant Professor in Social Policy — UCLA Luskin Public Policy

Start date: Fall 2018

We welcome applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Policy whose research is relevant to social policy. We seek a scholar whose research advances our knowledge of policies that address the economic and social disparities—inclusive of differences in geography, race, and ethnicity. His or her research may deepen our understanding of the changing dynamics of labor-market opportunities or how employment contributes to the social welfare of individuals and families. Successful candidates will have doctorates in Economics, Political Science, Political Economy, Public Policy, Sociology, or a related field. Applicants’ research should have important public policy implications. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of appointment.

We are a collegial, interdisciplinary department within a school of public affairs located at an excellent and diverse public university in one of the greatest cities in the world. We offer a Master of Public Policy degree, are developing an undergraduate major, and help train doctoral students from varied departments across campus.

A letter of interest, CV, three reference letters, and a research paper should be submitted to UCLA Recruit. In your cover letter please provide examples of public policy courses that you could teach. You may also submit an optional diversity statement with examples of your contribution to diversity-related research, teaching, and/or service. Applications are due October 1, but they will be reviewed as received until this position is filled.

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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Learn More: Please visit luskin.ucla.edu/jobs to learn more about this position and other academic opportunities with the Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Requirements:

• Curriculum Vitae: Please provide your most recent CV
• Cover Letter: Please additionally provide examples of public policy courses that you could teach
• Research Paper
• Diversity Statement: Please submit a statement with examples of contributions to diversity-related research, teaching, and/or service (optional)
• Three letters of reference

Assistant Professor in Immigration and/or Migration Policy — UCLA Luskin Public Policy

Start date: Fall 2018

We welcome applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Policy whose research is relevant to understanding immigration and/or migration. We seek a scholar whose research advances our understanding of the causes and consequences of these population movements. He or she may also study the social, political, economic, and demographic realignments that migrants produce in their communities of destination or origin. Successful candidates will have doctorates in Economics, Political Science, Political Economy, Public Policy, History, Sociology, Psychology or a related field. Applicants’ research should have important public policy implications. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of appointment.

We are a collegial, interdisciplinary department within a school of public affairs located at an excellent and diverse public university in one of the greatest cities in the world. We offer a Master of Public Policy degree, are developing an undergraduate major, and help train doctoral students from varied departments across campus.

A letter of interest, CV, three reference letters, and a research paper should be submitted at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03189. In your cover letter please provide examples of public policy courses that you could teach. You may also submit an optional diversity statement with examples of your contribution to diversity-related research, teaching, and/or service. Applications are due October 1, but they will be reviewed as received until this position is filled.

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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Learn More: Please visit our website at www.luskin.ucla.edu/jobs to learn more about this position and other academic opportunities with the Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Requirements
• Curriculum Vitae: Please provide your most recent C.V.
• Cover Letter: Please additionally provide examples of public policy courses that you could teach
• Research Paper
• Diversity Statement: Please submit a statement with examples of contributions to diversity-related research, teaching, and/or service (Optional)
• Three letters of reference