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Lecturer - JD Program/Experiential Education - School of Law

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 18th, 2018
Last review date: Wednesday, May 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, Dec 9, 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.

Description

Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors should openings arise. Openings are generally part-time.

Berkeley Law is one of the premier law schools in the United States. Our programs are demanding, engaging, hands-on, and selective. We expect our faculty and lecturers to demonstrate a strong commitment to academic rigor and intellectual diversity.

The J.D. and LL.M. programs are host to a diverse and constantly evolving curriculum. Hundreds of courses are offered, including dozens in our top-ranked Law and Technology, International Law, Social Justice, and Environmental Law programs.

Within the Experiential Education curriculum, instructors teach courses in litigation and transactional lawyering skills, including negotiation, pre-trial practice, civil trial practice, criminal trial practice, appellate advocacy, legal writing, drafting, legal research, alternative dispute resolution, oral advocacy, mediation, and other related professional practice education. These courses are taught experientially, using extensive simulation, video, and other “learning by doing” pedagogies.

Please see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/courseSearch.php for curricular details.

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

Basic Qualifications: J.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. or Master’s degree, or equivalent international degree, is required at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Legal practice experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach and experience teaching law school courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations. If applicant applies with a degree other than a J.D., a degree in an area of curricular need and law-related experience is preferred.

Salary: Starting annual full-time salary is currently $54,738, prorated according to teaching workload. The starting salary for an instructor teaching one course for a semester at the law school ranges from
$4,653 to $9,032 depending on the associated workload.

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01994. Applicants must submit three (3) documents: (a) a cover letter describing their interest in teaching and identifying the course(s) they propose to teach; (b) a curriculum vitae or bio; and (c) a short (1-2 paragraph) description of the course(s). Applicants may also submit an optional statement of contributions to diversity (guidance can be found here: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates). Additional materials may be required of finalists.

To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed when openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January and for spring semester in July.

The applicant pool will close on December 9, 2019; candidates who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

Please direct questions to: academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

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