The Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy has an opening for a lecturer during spring quarter 2022 for a special topics course on professional growth and career development. There is a high possibility the course would be offered on a recurring, annual basis.

UPPP 275: Professional Growth & Development – This course aims to introduce students to the challenges of leadership, management, team-building and technical, writing and other communication skills that are useful in the policy world, and are required to launch a successful public service career. Instructor will share professional experiences and also facilitate case studies, guest lectures by other policy specialists, as well as mini-projects. We expect the course to be taught spring quarter 2022 and annually.

Required: M.A. or M.S. in a field appropriate to the course e.g., public policy, public administration, public affairs political science, social service, social work. Experience teaching policy and/or administrative courses at the undergraduate or graduate level and experience as a policy practitioner in the public, non-profit, or related sectors at local, state, national or international levels.

Application Process: Candidates should apply online by submitting a cover letter detailing relevant professional and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional and/or academic references (please do not solicit letters) and a brief statement (500 words) of teaching interests and capabilities. A separate statement (500 words) that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion within higher education and/or the community should also be included in the application materials.

All applications should be uploaded through the online Recruit system. To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by January 7, 2022. Priority will be given to applications received by this date. For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Professor David Feldman at

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

The recruit link for this position is: