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Lecturer Pool - Sociology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 3rd, 2018
Last review date: Monday, Jul 8, 2019 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: Monday, Sep 2, 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 Sociology at University of California at Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of courses in the department should openings arise during the following terms: Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020. This pool will remain open until September 2, 2019 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. If you wish to remain in the pool after September 2, 2019, you will need to reapply. The position’s duties include: undergraduate and graduate teaching. 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 Summer‐2019 term, or Fall‐ 2019 semester, or Spring‐2020. Positions may be part‐time and range from 17% to 100% time, typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Appointments for summer and fall semester are usually reviewed in April, and in October for spring.

Minimum Basic Qualifications Required (at time of application): The minimum qualification required to
be considered an applicant for the position is advanced degree or enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualification: Ph.D. or equivalent degree at time of appointment.

Applications received before the respective review periods will receive full consideration for the terms indicated. Please direct all questions to John O’Donnell at

The salary is commensurate with teaching experience at the university level, and the range currently begins at $54,738 annually for a 100% time appointment.

Please go to the following link:

Create an ApplicantID

Provide required information and documents
Provide required reference information


Curriculum vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of teaching experience
Three letters of recommendations that speak to your teaching ability and experience


Cover letter
Statement of Contributions to Diversity—Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching.
Teaching evaluations

All recommendation 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 third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

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.

  • Statement of teaching experience

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching.

  • Teaching evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required