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Lecturer - Geography - Department of Geography

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 9th, 2018
Last review date: April 24th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 8th, 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 Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of courses in both human geography and physical geography should an opening arise during Summer Session or the regular academic year. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, and managing GSIs. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin in the Summer or Fall 2018. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department.

To apply, please visit this link:

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for this position is the completion of all PhD degree requirements (or equivalent) except the dissertation by the time of application.

Additional qualifications: A PhD or equivalent degree in Geography or related field is required by the start date.

Salary: to be commensurate with experience. Minimum annual full time salary rate is $53,402. Most appointments are made at 33 percent time per course. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the University of California Statement of Confidentiality:, prior to submitting their letters. All applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed for future needs through April 8, 2019. If you would like to remain in the pool after April 8, 2019, you will need to submit a new application.

Please direct questions to: Josh Mandel ( Required materials for submission: a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. The University is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family, if applicable.

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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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