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Lecturer - Disability Studies - College of Letters & Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 4th, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Sep 18, 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, Aug 30, 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 Disability Studies program at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach upper division courses in Disability Studies should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 17% to 100%.

For more information on the Disability Studies minor, see

Teaching a Disability Studies course includes holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, and preparing course materials.

Basic qualifications (at time of application): must have an advanced degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (by start date): Completion of Master’s degree or an equivalent international degree. Candidates must already be authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, experience working with a diverse student population, and college-level teaching experience in disability studies are preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Disability Studies program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. UC Berkeley is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a one-page statement of teaching, and a one-page description of a proposed course in Disability Studies. Applicants should also provide contact information for three professional references. 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 ( is external)) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs through August 30, 2019. Applications are typically considered in April and May for fall course needs, in September and October for spring course needs, and in February and March for summer course needs. The pool will close August 30, 2019; applicants wishing to remain in the pool after that time 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.

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

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

  • One-Page Statement of Teaching

  • One-Page Description of a Proposed Course in Disability Studies

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)