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Lecturer Pool - Bengali Language - South and Southeast Asian Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 4th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 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

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach elementary, intermediate, or advanced courses in Bengali language and freshman/sophomore seminar on varying topics should a need arise during Spring, Summer and Fall 2020.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, attending appropriate meetings, and interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or bCourses.

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 Program 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.

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions may vary each teaching term, depending upon the needs of the Department, and in some semesters may be zero. Positions may vary each semester; the minimum is a 40% workload equivalent to one course.

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application):
MA degree (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a MA degree (or equivalent international degree) program

Additional qualifications (required by the start date):
MA degree (or equivalent international degree).
Demonstrated experience teaching Bengali language.

Preferred Qualifications:
MA degree (or equivalent international degree) in teaching Bengali as a foreign language, linguistics, second language acquisition, literature or related field. Experience with computer-assisted language learning and language instructional software, and online instruction. Native or near-native fluency in Bengali; English fluency. Demonstrated experience teaching Bengali language, preferably in a college or university setting.

  • Contact information only 3 References

Salary

Salary is commensurate with education and years of college-level teaching experience. The starting minimum full-time equivalent salary is $56,381 in accordance with the current Unit 18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their work.

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.

To Apply: Visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02389

The posting will remain open until September 30th, 2020 to accommodate department needs and new applicants. Appointments for spring are usually reviewed in October; summer appointments are usually reviewed in March, and fall appointments are typically reviewed in April. If you wish to remain in the pool after September 30th, 2020 you will need to reapply.

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.

Please direct questions to the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at:faruqui@berkeley.edu

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

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)