Lecturer in English

University of California Berkeley Department of English

Lecturer Pool - Department of English - College of Letters & Science

Job #JPF02996
  • English / College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position title:Lecturer
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with teaching experience. The starting minimum full-time equivalent salary is $56,381, in accordance with the current Unit 18 Lecturer salary scale and its provisions.
Percent time: Appointments are non-tenure, renewable, and typically part-time and can range from 33 percent to 100 percent, depending on the number of courses taught.
Anticipated start: August 1, 2021 (Fall 2021), January 1, 2022 (Spring 2022), or Summer 2022 (depends on session). Typically, the Department reviews applications for fall teaching in May or early June, applications for spring teaching in November and for the summer in March (if applicable).
Position duration: Fall or Spring: 5 months; Summer: depends on session.

Application Window

Open date: May 28th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Jun 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of outstanding temporary instructors to teach Reading and Composition courses, lower and upper division courses, and/or sections of lower and upper division courses, should openings arise.

Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): Teaching one or more sections of a lecture course (or courses) and attend all lectures, advising students and holding regular office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Generally, independent courses meet for a total of 3 hours per week; each section of lecture courses meets for a total of 1 hour per week (lecture attendance adds 2 hours).

For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. The department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

We may contact you in the second stage of review to request documentation verifying experience teaching at the college level (if relevant); sample course descriptions and syllabi; and proof of degree.

The University is committed to addressing the family needs of employees and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

Under Federal Law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Department: https://english.berkeley.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Completion of all PhD (or equivalent international degree) requirements except dissertation by the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD (or equivalent international degree).
College-level teaching experience by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

PhD (or equivalent international degree) in English Literature or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Teaching Evaluations - Complete teaching evaluations for 2-4 courses, ideally including at least one course from your most recent semester of teaching.
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02996

Help contact: jmccyoung@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

Job location

Berkeley, California