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. Applicants must have a background in LGBTQ Studies or Gender Studies scholarship, and/or relevant experience in community organizations or political action.

TEACHING APPRENTICESHIPS for LGBTQS M114/GENDER M114 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies)

This interdisciplinary survey course 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 Assistants work alongside the course’s faculty instructor, and are responsible for leading weekly discussion sections and grading students’ written assignments.


Under faculty supervision, Teaching Fellows are hired to teach upper division undergraduate 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
  • Good academic standing
  • At least 2 years (6 academic year 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 Program.


The application period for Teaching Apprenticeships and Fellowships in AY 2021-2022 has ended. Please check this webpage again in early 2022 for information on the AY 2022-2023 applications for Teaching Apprenticeships and Fellowships.