The Center for Reproductive Health, Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law seeks a Clinical Instructor and Deputy Director (Deputy Director) with sustained experience in the practice of reproductive rights law and policy to join the Center’s senior management team. The Center will generate innovative ideas at the intersection of reproductive health and rights scholarship and practice; serve as a hub for transforming those ideas into meaningful changes in policy at the local, state, and national levels; and empower students with unique opportunities for experiential learning through work with academics, practitioners, policymakers, and activists.
The Deputy Director will be responsible for a broad range of academic and administrative functions in the Center, with a primary focus on teaching experiential courses affiliated with the Center, creating other non-curricular opportunities for UCLA students and alumni, participating in research and advocacy on reproductive health law and policy issues, designing and executing Center conferences and convenings, and an array of other programmatic, administrative, and teaching engagements. The Deputy Director will also support the Executive Director more generally, including in marketing, fundraising and grant activities.
In collaboration with and at the direction of the Center’s Executive Director and the School of Law’s Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning, the Deputy Director will serve as the primary clinical instructor for the Reproductive Health, Law and Policy Clinic; mentor and supervise the Center’s law teaching fellow(s); offer effective clinical teaching and supervision in class and in the field, including through command of the subject matter, ability to organize and present material and ability to awaken students’ interest, curiosity, creativity and achievement; and provide effective and timely feedback on student work; foster relationships with organizations and communities working on reproductive health, law and policy – locally, regionally, and nationally; and serve as mentor to students interested in reproductive health law and policy, including providing support and guidance with respect to the student’s role in the clinical or experiential course and in the profession.
The minimum requirements for this position include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or other terminal degree from a U.S. school; membership in the California Bar or a willingness to sit for the California bar examination; significant (approximately 7-12 years) experience practicing reproductive rights law and/or working on reproductive rights policy; experience closely supervising or teaching law students; and demonstrated management, administrative, and organizational skills. There is a strong preference for candidates with clinical teaching experience. Established ties with local and national movement organizations are advantages. Applicants whose work focuses on women, People of Color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, children and youth, and/or people of low socio-economic status are encouraged to apply. The University of California seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track, academic position. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Thursday, December 9, 2021, but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06957 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Finalists will later be expected to supply at least two letters of recommendation during the final vetting process.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &Affirmative Action Policy at https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.
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