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

The UCLA Department of Public Policy welcomes applicants for the position of Assistant Professor whose research is relevant to understanding Public Policy and the Black American experience. We seek a scholar whose work on the Black American experience touches on any area of public policy including governance, poverty and income, wealth and inequality, health, education, housing, the environment, criminal justice, data science, and the psychology of individual decision making, to name a few. Successful candidates will have doctorates in African American Studies, Black Studies, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Political Economy, Public Policy, History, Sociology, Psychology, or a related field. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of appointment.

We are a collegial, interdisciplinary department within a school of public affairs at the top ranked public university in the nation. We offer a Master of Public Policy degree, and undergraduate major, and train doctoral students from varied departments across campus.

A cover letter, CV, three reference letters, and a research paper should be submitted at In your cover letter please provide examples of public policy courses that you could teach. You must also submit a diversity statement with examples of your contribution to diversity-related research, teaching, and/or service. First review of applications is November 1, 2020. For full consideration, please submit applications before November 1.

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.


  • 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
  • Three letters of reference