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Lecturer Pool - Undergraduate Courses - Celtic Studies Program

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 20th, 2018
Last review date: April 3rd, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 19th, 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 Celtic Studies at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach undergraduate courses, should a need arise, in any of the following possible areas:

• Celtic Languages (Modern Irish, Medieval and Modern Welsh, Breton, Old & Middle Irish)
• Reading and Composition (in English on the works of Celtic writers)
• Celtic History/Culture, Including Medieval and/or Modern Mythology, Oral Tradition, Romanticism, Modern Celtic popular cultures, Celtic Christianity, and/or Folklore
• Celtic Literature (in original languages and in translation) including Irish Literature, Medieval Welsh and Arthurian Literature
• Celtic Linguistics
• Other topics in Celtic Studies

The number of positions hired from this pool will vary from semester to semester, subject to the needs and budget of the Program, and in some semesters may be zero. When an instructor is hired, the position will most likely be part-time, starting as low as 33% of full-time employment, depending on instructional workload.

This pool will remain open until March 19, 2019 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. When a need arises for a Fall semester, we typically review applications in March, April or May; for a Spring or Summer semester, our review of applications is typically in October or November.

Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall 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), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or bCourses.

Minimal Qualification (required at time of application):

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) is required to teach any language course.
  • Completed Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) is required to teach any non-language course. Additional Qualifications (required by the employment start date):
  • Fluency in the English language.
  • If being hired for a language course, fluency in the language being taught.
  • 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 Program is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD (or equivalent degree/s) may be preferred, depending on course being taught.
  • Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the U.S.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of literature and culture of the area.
  • Potential for successful attraction, advising and mentoring students.
  • If hired to teach language course, professional training in language teaching.
  • If hired to teach R&C, demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in English, and familiarity with UC Berkeley Reading & Composition requirements.

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.)

To apply, please visit: Required application materials:

  • Cover Letter - including a description of your specializations and of 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. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. 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:

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

  • Curriculum Vitae

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