Open date: October 19th, 2020
Last review date: Sunday, Nov 15, 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: Friday, Oct 15, 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.
Spanish Lecturer Pool
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
College of Letters and Sciences
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach elementary and intermediate Spanish language courses should an opening arise. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the departments. Positions may range from 40% time to 100% time.
Due to COVID 19 UC Berkeley has begun 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.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, grading assignments, advising students, preparing course materials (e .g . syllabus ) and communicating and teaching through the course website in Canvas.
Basic Qualifications (at time of application):
Candidates must have a Master’s Degree (or equivalent international degree).
Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English.
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.
Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the US. Familiarity with college-level language programs, and relevant teaching experience using communicative language-teaching methodologies.
Salary is based on an annual full-time salary rate of a minimum of $56,381 for positions ranging from 40% to 100% each semester. Actual salary will be commensurate with college level teaching experience.
UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. The Spanish and Portuguese Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity through their teaching or other related areas. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.
Letters of recommendation are not required for applications to this pool. If reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they 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 to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.
The number of positions varies from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Typically, the Department reviews applications for summer and fall teaching in April, and applications for spring teaching in October and November. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester).
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review dates specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review dates specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
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
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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 Original Teaching Activity (1 of 3) - Teaching activity of their own creation (no photocopies from texts).
Sample Original Teaching Activity (2 of 3) - Teaching activity of their own creation (no photocopies from texts).
Sample Original Teaching Activity (3 of 3) - Teaching activity of their own creation (no photocopies from texts).
Student evaluations from 3 Spanish courses (1 of 3) - Student evaluations from distinct language levels.
Student evaluations from 3 Spanish courses (2 of 3) - Student evaluations from distinct language levels.
Student evaluations from 3 Spanish courses (3 of 3 - Student evaluations from distinct language levels.
- 3 required (contact information only)