Lecturer in Disability Studies
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Lecturer, Disability Studies - Sports, Normativity, and the Body

Job #JPF05983
  • L&S Undergraduate Education - EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

Recruitment Period

Open November 3rd, 2020 through Thursday, Dec 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The UCLA Disability Studies Program unit seeks a lecturer for Winter 2021 (in Academic Year 2020-21) to teach an upper division undergraduate course in the Disability Studies program. Given the interdisciplinary and evolving nature of the field, Disability Studies at UCLA is looking for our instructors to represent multiple perspectives, and we encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds to apply.

The Disability Studies M161 (multi-listed with Gender Studies M161) provides students with an overview of some major topics of discussion concerning intersections of athletic competition and disability, addressing variety of perspectives and themes on disability and sport, such as passing, sports integration, competition versus charity, and masculinity. Students will investigate how ableism, heteronormativity, racism, and colonialism define our definitions of sports performance. Toward this goal, the class seeks an understanding of how disability status, gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality, age and sport delimit athletic participation. The course draws from a range of sources including academic articles, popular and documentary film, television and biographical writings concerning sports in the US and internationally, with particular focus on Pacific Rim countries, youth sports, and the several ‘Olympic’ movements.

UCLA has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation; we particularly seek candidates who have taught similarly diverse students in a major research university.

Required Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate from an accredited university
• College-level teaching experience
• Knowledge and training within the field of disability studies, Gender Studies, or related field(s)

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least three years of college-level teaching experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching
• Proposed syllabus
• Names and contact information of two references

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Proposed syllabus
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

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