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 LGBT/queer 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 candidacy on or before June 30
  • 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.


To apply for a Teaching Apprenticeship, fill out this application.

To apply for a Teaching Fellowship, fill out this application.

Please be sure to upload all required supplemental documents in PDF format as part of your application. Both Teaching Apprentice and Teaching Fellow applicants must upload a letter of recommendation from their Faculty Advisor or professor in the field of study. Note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

**The deadline for submission of applications for Summer 2020 and AY 2020-2021 has passed. Please contact the Student Affairs Officer for LGBTQ Studies for more information.