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Lecturer Pool- Ethnic Studies(Asian American, Asian Diaspora Studies Program, Chicana/o, Latina/o Studies Program, Native Amer

Application Window

Open date: September 29th, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021 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, Sep 29, 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 Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Ethnic Studies, pending openings. These courses include, but are not limited to courses in Chicano Studies, Law and Criminal Justice, Chicano History, Central American Studies, Mexican Immigration, Native Americans and The Cinema, Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films, Chicanos and the Educational System, Contemporary U.S. Immigration, Humanities Methods, The Making of Multicultural America: A Comparative Historical Perspective and Asian American in Film and Video, should an opening arise.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, and managing GSIs.

Due to COVID 19 UC Berkeley will begin the fall semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction requires an online course to be designed from the outset for delivery via distance-learning methods. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools. Department policy requires instructors to create and maintain a bcourses site.

Typically the Department reviews applications for fall teaching in March and April, and applications for spring teaching in October and November and for the summer in March (if applicable). Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. The pool will remain open for one calendar year.

Positions may range from 33% to 67% time (one to two courses). Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester), and appointments may be renewable based on the Program’s need, funding, and on lecturer performance.

Basic Qualifications (at time of application):
The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is completion of at least a Master’s (or equivalent international degree )by time of application.

Additional Qualifications (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.

Preferred Qualifications:
A PhD or JD (or equivalent international degree) and prior teaching experience.

Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the University of California Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html, prior to submitting their letters. All applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

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.
https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity

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: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02664

Please direct questions to the Ethnic Studies, and African American Studies Academic Personnel Coordinator at l.taylor@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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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 https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Sample Syllabus

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

Job location

Berkeley, California