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Lecturer - Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 3rd, 2018
Last review date: Thursday, Jan 3, 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: Friday, Nov 29, 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 Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time, temporary, non-tenure track lecturer positions (including summer sessions) to teach courses in Environmental Science and related topics. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. Applicants will be typically selected from this pool for one semester; some appointments may begin in the spring 2019 semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department.

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, or large lecture and/or laboratory courses, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Potential course topics may include environmental science, environmental policy, ecology, forestry, insect biology, GIS/remote sensing, statistics and data analysis, range management, resource management, climate science, biodiversity, conservation biology, land use as well as courses that examine social, cultural, economic and political aspects of natural resources and the environment.

General Duties - The primary responsibilities for Lecturer positions include:
• Delivering lectures and holding office hours
• Planning and preparing lessons; researching and developing new topics, teaching materials and online resources
• Supervising Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), if applicable
• Developing exams and projects and assigning grades
• Maintaining accurate records and monitoring students' progress, as well as addressing any special student needs
• Maintaining knowledge of, and implementing, college policies

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application): A Master’s degree or equivalent international degree, or a B.A./B.S. or equivalent international degree plus at least 5 years of professional/teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent international degree in an area related to Environmental Science is preferred. Preferred qualifications also include teaching experience and strong professional references.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (starting annual, full-time salary is $54,738). Some credit will be given for prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

To apply, please go to Interested individuals should submit a current CV, a statement of teaching (please include subject areas of interest as well as past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion), and at least one letter of recommendation. Filenames should include the applicant’s last and first names. It is optional to include a copy of transcript (recommended), evidence of teaching effectiveness (recommended), and a second letter of recommendation. 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 posting will remain open until November 29, 2019 to accommodate future Department needs. Candidates who wish to remain in the pool after November 29, 2019 will need to reapply. Applicants can direct questions to Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at and

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. 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:


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Current CV. File should include applicant’s first and last names

  • Statement of Teaching - Please include subject areas of interest as well as past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion. File should include applicant’s first and last names.

  • Copy of Transcript - Optional, but recommended. File should include applicant’s first and last names.

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Optional, but recommended. File should include applicant’s first and last names.

Reference requirements
  • 1-2 letters of reference required

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