Job Posting: Social Policy Job Announcement

Social Policy


The UCLA Department of Public Policy welcomes 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 at 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 to learn more about this position and other academic opportunities with the Luskin School of Public Affairs.


  • 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


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