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Temporary Part time Lecturer Pool – Ancient Near and Modern Middle Eastern Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 30th, 2018
Last review date: September 13th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: August 30th, 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.

Description

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 during the fall, spring, or summer sessions, should an opening arise, lower and upper division lecture courses, lower division Reading and Composition courses, and/or seminars in the fields of the ancient Near and modern Middle East. Openings are most likely to occur in the areas of Egyptology, Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Islamic Art and Middle Eastern literature. 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 August 30, 2019.

Minimum full-time annual salary is $54,738. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) some or all of the following: teaching one or more 3 or 4 credit unit courses (3 or 4 class contact hours per week with students, as appropriate); preparing course materials; maintaining a course website; supervising graduate student instructors or graders; holding office hours; and assigning grades.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application):
The successful candidate must have B.A./B.S. (or equivalent international degree) in Egyptology, Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Islamic Art or Middle Eastern literature.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Experience teaching college composition is required for Reading and Composition courses.
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.

Preferred qualifications (by start date): College level teaching experience is preferred but not required for all other positions.

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). Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists.

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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applicants should submit the following materials at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01867.

Please direct questions to nes@berkeley.edu.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Job location

Berkeley, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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