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Lecturer – Cognitive Science – ISSP– College of Letters & Science

Application Window

Open date: December 9th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Dec 28, 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: Thursday, Dec 9, 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

Lecturer – Cognitive Science – ISSP – College of Letters & Science

University of California, Berkeley
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program
Cognitive Science

The Cognitive Science Program at the University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach Cognitive Science 1 (Introduction to Cognitive Science), upper division courses on Cognitive Psychology, Computational Modeling, Language and Cognition, Cognitive Neuroscience, and cognition-related social sciences, and possibly other undergraduate courses in the Cognitive Science Program should an opening arise.

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the program. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time per term (i.e. teaching load of 1-3 courses during the Fall, Spring or Summer term).

Due to COVID 19 UC Berkeley will begin the spring 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 may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools.

Basic qualifications: (at the time of application): Advancement to candidacy in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.
Additional qualifications: (by position start date): A PhD (or equivalent international degree).
Preferred qualifications: A commitment to, and experience with, undergraduate teaching, preferably in the areas of Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology or Neuroscience. Must demonstrate ability to teach effectively in a dynamic learning environment. Must demonstrate experience with, and deep knowledge of, interdisciplinary inquiry and research as connected to the study of the mind. Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to diversity and equal opportunity.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, supervising GSIs (if applicable), assigning grades, advising students and preparing course materials, e.g. syllabus.

The Cognitive Science Program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02802.

Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. If requested, all recommendation 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 note: These positions are temporary, part-time appointments with no guarantee of reappointment at the end of the term. 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 department 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.

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

Please direct questions to AP Analyst ( ap-issp@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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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).

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

Job location

Berkeley, CA