Lecturer in Community Engagement and Social Change

University of California Los Angeles Community Engagement and Social Change

United States

Lecturer, Community Engagement & Social Change - Documentary Film Making as a Strategy for Social Change

Job #JPF06065
  • L&S Undergraduate Education - EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

Recruitment Period

Open December 16th, 2020 through Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The UCLA Community Engagement and Social Change (CESC) Program unit seeks a lecturer for Spring 2021 (AY 2020-21) to teach an upper-division undergraduate course in CESC.

Students will analyze a selection of documentary films diverse both in genre (advocacy, observational, essayistic, ego document, archival) and subject (war, exploitation, incarceration, ecosystem collapse, revolution and genocide). The films will be discussed in their historical and artistic context, but most of all in the way they are vehicles for community engagement and social change. The students will be challenged to articulate their thoughts on the relationship between art and politics as well as sharpen their way of thinking and looking at the medium of film.

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 advanced degree from an accredited university
• College-level teaching experience
• Knowledge and training within the fields of film-making, sociology, political science, ethnic studies, or related fields.
• 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 syllabus
• Names and contact information of two reference

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 and Affirmative Action Policy.


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

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