Graduate Teaching Opportunities
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies Program offers two opportunities for graduate students to teach during the academic year. Graduate students from any department or professional school are invited to apply. Preferred qualifications include a background in LGBTQ Studies, Gender Studies, and/or Ethnic Studies scholarship, and/or relevant experience in community organizing or political action.
TEACHING APPRENTICESHIPS for LGBTQS/GENDER M114 (“Introduction to LGBTQ Studies”)
- Appointment: 50% (20 hours/week) in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
*Note: this 50% appointment will waive graduate student tuition/fees in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 only. Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST) is not covered by this appointment.
As an interdisciplinary survey course, LGBTQS/GENDER M114 introduces students to various ways in which sexuality and gender can be studied through units on history, science, public affairs, and culture. Students discuss issues that, for many undergraduates, are of great personal consequence. Teaching Apprentices work alongside the faculty instructor, and are responsible for leading weekly discussion sections and grading students’ written assignments.
- Appointment: 50% (20 hours/week) in Fall 2022, Winter 2023, or Spring 2023 (dependent upon TA availability)
*Note: this 50% appointment will waive graduate student tuition/fees in only the single quarter that the TA Fellow is employed by LGBTQ Studies. Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST) is not covered by this appointment.
Under faculty supervision, Teaching Fellows are hired to teach upper-division LGBTQS courses on topics of their choosing. Applicants must include a detailed description and syllabus for their proposed course in their applications. Qualifications include:
- Advancement to doctoral candidacy by June 30, 2022
- Good academic standing
- At least two years (six regular academic quarters) of UCLA TA experience, or equivalent experience at another institution
Selection is based on the strength of the proposed syllabus and the curricular needs of the LGBTQ Studies IDP.
The application period for both Apprenticeships and Fellowships in the 2022-2023 academic year has passed. Please visit this webpage at the beginning of the Spring 2023 quarter for information about the 2023-2024 application cycle. Applications are also posted on the TA Marketplace email listserv.