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Public Policy Department Chair

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111469485
Date Posted: 08/01/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Public Policy Department Chair
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: H -- Public Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Public Policy Department Chair

University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07627

The Department of Public Policy in the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs ( seeks to recruit a policy-oriented senior scholar with leadership experience to serve a three-year term with possible extension as Department Chair and join the ranks of its tenured Full Professors. Successful candidates will be Full Professors, or advanced Associate Professors on the cusp of promotion to Full Professor, with Ph.D.s or equivalent degrees in any policy-related discipline, including Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy, and related fields. We are especially interested in candidates whose research interests pertain to domestic or international policy issues and engage with national or global inequalities; social justice; racial and gender equity; or other contemporary policy concerns.

We are a multi-disciplinary department that values scholarly excellence and collegiality, within the UCLA School of Public Affairs that is home to myriad research centers. The Department and School are particularly strong in data analytics and policy analysis; environment; race and inequality; housing and transportation; social policy; urban issues; health; and youth. We offer a Master of Public Policy degree, an undergraduate Public Affairs Major, and train doctoral students from varied departments across campus. The Department currently includes fifteen FTE ladder faculty, as well as several senior faculty with joint appointments from other campus schools and departments, and a number of lecturers. We expect to make at least five additional ladder faculty hires in the next few years.

The Department Chair is generally responsible for academic leadership and supervision of the department's manager, who oversees the staff. The Chair reports to the Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs. The next Department Chair will join existing Department leadership in shaping the trajectory of our Department and its programs going forward.

UCLA is among the leading global universities and is the top-ranked public university in the nation. Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate.

This position is opened until filled, but early applications are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 12, 2022. Interested candidates should apply through UC Recruit: Please submit a cover letter that illustrates your leadership experience; a curriculum vitae; brief summaries of your research and teaching; one to three publications or works in progress; a statement of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and the names and affiliations of three references. References will only be contacted for candidates who advance as a top finalist. For questions related to the position, please contact Search Chair Martin Gilens ( or Luskin Dean Gary Segura (

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists' current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

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Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 01/31/2023