The Academic Administrator VI will conduct timely, significant research on labor and workplace issues with a focus on global labor issues and migration; develop graduate and undergraduate courses in the field of labor studies at UCLA; develop and conduct educational programs with university faculty, staff, and students, in partnership with labor leaders, union members, and workers; and oversee the Labor Center staff and infrastructure.
This position will also consult with and provide guidance to IRLE Director Valenzuela on campus-wide matters related to his work with the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Immigration Policy.
a. Conduct research and publish on significant, timely labor, workplace, and labor policy issues, with a focus on global labor issues, migration, and immigration
b. Present research at academic conferences and before labor and community constituents
c. Organize educational events with scholars, students, labor and community groups, and policymakers
d. Promote labor and employment research by partnering with multiple academic units within the university
e. Collaborate with faculty members from other academic departments at the university on research projects
- Academic Program Development
a. Develop, plan, and teach courses for the UCLA Labor Studies program on applied research methods, labor and migration, and worker organizing in the United States
b. Administer student internships and service-learning programs, working closely with unions and advocates in the Los Angeles region
c. Develop creative university and labor partnerships on workplace issues
- Labor Education
a. Develop partnerships between university, labor, and community groups to address timely labor and workplace issues
b. Develop labor education initiatives in the state of California
c. Launch innovative educational programs for unions and workers throughout the state
d. Convene educational conferences, workshops, and leadership development training for university faculty, staff, and students, labor leaders, union members, and other workers
- Grant Writing and Development
a. Oversee all center fund-raising, including government and partner contracts, grant-writing and outreach to foundations, and donor development programs and events
b. Research and apply for contracts and grants to support the center’s research, teaching, and community service activities
c. Write grant proposals and reports
d. Develop collaborative projects with labor and community organizations to secure funding for the center
e. Oversee capital campaign for the purchase of an off-campus facility
- Staff and Center Oversight
a. Develop and implement Labor Center management, supervisorial, and organizational structures
b. Oversee and supervise Labor Center professional staff
c. Develop, oversee, and manage the Labor Center’s strategic planning process and implementation plans
d. Oversee the infrastructure, management, and purchase of off-campus Labor Center facility
e. Oversee and monitor the Labor Center’s overall budget and personnel budgets
UCLA is a world-renown research university with 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. Ph.D. or terminal degree required.
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.
- Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Research (Optional)
- Statement of Teaching (Optional)
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
- Misc / Additional (Optional)
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