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Temporary Part time Lecturer Pool - Arabic, Persian, Turkish - Near Eastern Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 2nd, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Jul 17, 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: Friday, Jun 28, 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 Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified part time, temporary instructors to teach Arabic, Persian, or Turkish language courses during the fall, spring, or summer sessions, should an opening arise. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. These Lecturer appointments are typically part-time, are made at the beginning of the semester, and may be renewable depending on need, funding, and job performance. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year. The final date for applicants will be June 28, 2019.

Minimum full-time annual salary is $53,402. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): teaching one or more sections of elementary, intermediate, or advanced Arabic, Persian or Turkish; holding office hours; attending weekly meetings with the relevant language program coordinators; consulting individually with the language program coordinator; preparing course materials, and assigning grades.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application):
The successful candidate must have B.A./B.S. (or equivalent international degree) in a relevant language: Arabic, Persian, or Turkish or in a Humanities field.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
S/he must possess native or near-native competence in speaking, listening, writing, and reading Arabic, Persian, or Turkish; English fluency.

Preferred qualifications (by start date): Experience teaching Arabic, Persian, or Turkish in college; experience in communicative language learning; an M.A. in the Teaching of Arabic, Persian, or Turkish as a Foreign Language, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or the equivalent. Experience with computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and language instructional software is desirable.

Document Requirements:
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Cover Letter
Statement of Teaching
Complete teaching evaluations for 2-4 courses, including at least one course from your most recent semester of teaching

Reference Requirements:
3 references (only contact information).

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.

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.

Applicants should submit the following materials at

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The Department of Near Eastern Studies is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

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.

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 - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Complete Teaching Evaluations - Complete teaching evaluations for 2-4 courses, including at least one course from your most recent semester of teaching

  • Statement of Teaching

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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