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College of Letters & Science - Lecturer Pool - Jewish Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 6th, 2018
Last review date: April 20th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 1st, 2019
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.


The Program in Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified, part-time, non-tenure track temporary lecturers to teach undergraduate courses on topics related to Jewish history, literature, language, society, culture, and the arts.

The number of positions hired from this pool will vary from semester to semester, subject to the needs and budget of the Program. Positions will most likely be part time, but may range from 33% to 100% of full time employment, depending on the number of classes being taught.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed if/when needed through April 1, 2019. The department typically reviews applications for fall courses in March, April or May; for spring courses in October/November, and for summer courses in February/March.

Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester and appointments may be renewable based on the Program’s need, funding, and on lecturer performance.

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus, reading reserves, course website), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or bCourses.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (required at time of application):
• Completion of all Ph.D. requirements (or equivalent) except dissertation in Jewish Studies or a related field by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (required by the employment start date):
• Fluency in the English language.
• PhD (or equivalent degree) in Jewish Studies or related field.
• Applicants must be able to legally work in the United States. The Center is unable to arrange visas/work permits for Lecturer positions.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the U.S.
• Demonstrated knowledge relevant to courses to be taught; evidence of original research (academic papers or publications) relevant to the subject matter preferred.
• Potential for successful attraction, advising and mentoring students.
• If hired to teach R&C, demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in English and familiarity with UC Berkeley Reading & Composition requirements.
• We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education.

Salary: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current

Unit-18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions. (The starting 100% full-time annual gross salary rate is currently $53,402. Lecturers teaching one course per semester are typically appointed at a 33% rate.)

To apply, please visit:

Required application materials:
• Cover Letter - including a description of your specializations and how you meet the minimum and additional qualifications
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three professional/academic references
While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the Program may later request letters from finalists’ references. If requested, 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 ( prior to submitting their letters.

The Program may later request teaching and/or research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as past course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc., but they are not required at time of application.

UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable. The Program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.

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:

Please direct questions to the Center for Jewish Studies Executive Director at

Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter - including a description of your specializations and how you meet the minimum and additional qualifications.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
Get started: press Apply Now