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Lecturer - L&S W1 Exploring the Liberal Arts - College of Letters & Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 18th, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 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.


The College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach Letters & Science (L&S) W1 - Exploring the Liberal Arts, should an opening arise, in the summer. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from summer to summer, depending on the needs of the department. Positions generally begin at 11%.

L&S W1 aims to orient newly admitted UC Berkeley freshman, international and visiting students, and high school students to the intellectual landscape of the College of Letters & Science in an unusual course format where lectures and discussion sections are online. Guest speakers (deans, alumni, staff) and faculty reveal the underlying assumptions, goals, and structure of a liberal arts education by focusing on different disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas of the college. By expanding their horizons, students will explore and gain insights about the 80+ various majors offered and career possibilities, ultimately becoming informed and active participants of their own educational experience at UC Berkeley.

Responsibilities include leading discussion section(s), scoring essays, assigning grades, holding office hours, overseeing and guide graduate student instructors (GSIs), monitoring discussion forums, scheduling special guests for “live” online sessions, and ensuring grading consistency and equity across the different discussion sections.

Basic Qualifications (by the time of application): The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements, except the dissertation, in a relevant liberal arts field.

Additional Qualifications (by start date): A PhD or equivalent degree in liberal arts education is required by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have demonstrated commitment to the liberal arts, experience managing multiple GSIs, and a history of positive teaching evaluations.

Salary: to be commensurate with experience, starting at the full time salary rate of $53,402.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, quantitative summaries of most recent teaching evaluations (may include up to three years), and contact information for three references.

Please direct questions to the the Assistant Director of HR, Kalford Mills, at

The posting will remain open until May 14, 2019 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for the summer semester are usually reviewed in February-March. The pool will close May 14, 2019; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

If letters are solicited, 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 College of Letters & Science is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or work. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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
  • Cover Letter

  • A Current Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Quantitative Summaries of Most Recent Teaching Evaluations - (may include up to three years)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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