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Lecturer - Entertainment Law - Department of Film and Media

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 14th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Jan 28, 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: Wednesday, Jun 19, 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 Film and Media at UC Berkeley seeks a Lecturer to teach a six-week summer certificate course on Entertainment Law for the departmental certificate program Film and Media Industries and Professions. The class will be taught in Summer Session D (July 8–August 16, 2019).

This course will introduce students to basic principles of Constitutional law, tort law, copyright law, and trademark law and their use in entertainment law. The goal of the course is to equip students interested in legal studies with an overview of entertainment law and practitioners in film and media with an understanding of entertainment law sufficient to recognize legal issues that may arise in their practice. This course counts towards the UCB Breadth Requirement in Philosophy and Values and towards the Summer Sessions Certificate in Film & Media Industries and Professions. (For more information, please visit

The instructor for the course will be responsible for preparing lecture content, leading class discussions, and evaluating student writing, projects, and exams. In addition to these teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and campus web- based course resources.

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application):
• Completed J.D./M.B.A./M.A./Ph.D (or equivalent international degree)

Additional Qualifications (required by the employment start date):
• 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:
• Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the U.S. and/or experience practicing entertainment law

• Degree in Film and Media or Legal Studies/Entertainment Law (or related field)

Salary: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current unit 18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions. The starting, 100% full-time (6-course) annual gross salary rate is currently $54,378, prorated for this course at 11%. This position is located on the UC Berkeley campus. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply please visit:

Please direct questions to: Mark Sandberg, Chair, Department of Film & Media (

Required application materials:
• Cover letter including a description of your specializations and how you meet the qualifications
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three - five professional/academic references

While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the department may later request letters from the finalists’ references. If requested, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters provided via a third-party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality
prior to submitting the letters.

The department may later request teaching statements and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as past course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc., but they are not required at time of application. UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable. We encourage applications from individuals who contribute to diversity and higher education. The program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching or other related areas.

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

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter - Including a description of your specializations and how you meet the qualifications

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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