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Lecturer Pool-French Language and Culture-Department of French

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 25th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Dec 7, 2020 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, Mar 24, 2021 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.

Position description

The Department of French at the University of California, Berkeley seeks a pool of qualified candidates for possible consideration as temporary instructors to teach beginning to advanced level in the area of French language and culture. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be selected from this pool for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond March 24, 2021 must reapply. Positions will be part-time, renewable, non-tenure track.

Typically, the Department reviews applications for fall teaching in April and May, and applications for spring teaching in October and November and for the summer in April (if applicable). The number of positions varies from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on program needs, funding, and performance.

General Duties:
Responsibilities include teaching lower division beginning to advanced level French courses, curriculum development; and collaborating with other language faculty. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students and preparing course materials.

Basic Qualifications (at time of application):
Advanced degree or enrolled in an advanced degree program.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Advanced degree. College-level teaching for at least three years by start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD (or equivalent international degree) and relevant college-level teaching experience in French, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, or a relevant field; native or near-native ability in French and English by the time of application.

Demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching for at least three years by 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.

If the department solicits letters of reference for the finalists, the following is applicable:
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.

Salary commensurate with education and teaching experience. Starting minimum full-time equivalent annual academic salary is $56,381.00.

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

The Department is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their work.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

Where to apply:

Please direct questions to the French Department’s Academic Personnel Coordinator 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:

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. including description of teaching experience

  • Cover Letter - Stating your teaching interests, areas of expertise, and scholarly experience in the relevant fields

  • Statement of Teaching

  • All Teaching Evaluations - All Teaching Evaluations from the last three years

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

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

Job location

Berkeley, CA