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Lecturer - Open Pool - School of Social Welfare

Application Window

Open date: February 3rd, 2021

Last review date: Tuesday, Jun 1, 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: Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022 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

Berkeley Social Welfare invites applications for an open pool of part‐time, non‐tenure track lecturer positions. We typically review applications for Summer course needs in March; Fall course needs in April and May; in October and November for Spring course needs. Applications will continue to be accepted for future needs through February 1, 2022. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the School. Positions typically start at the beginning of the fall or spring semester, or the relevant summer session, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach small to medium size seminar courses in Social Welfare Policy, Social Work Practice and/or Research Methods at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. We are especially interested in lecturers with knowledge in practice. We are also interested in lecturers who can teach in one or more of the following areas: Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and/ or child development.

The minimum qualification required for an applicant to be considered for this position is a Master’s degree or equivalent international degree by time of application.

Additional qualifications at the time of hire: candidates wishing to teach Masters‐level social work practice courses are required to have an MSW degree AND 2 years of post‐Master's experience.

Preferred qualifications at the time of hire: a Master’s degree or equivalent international degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, or a closely related field. Strong preference is for candidates with a demonstrated excellence in teaching, and also demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.

Additional duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, and preparing course materials.

The School of Social Welfare is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

Berkeley offers an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

Salary: The salary per course will be based on an annual salary range of $54,738-166,283 for up to six courses determined on level of education and experience (both practice and teaching).

To apply, go to the following URL: and fill out the application. All materials and information should be submitted electronically.

If reference letters are 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 (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

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These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement and represented by the UC-AFT. The current contract is here:

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:

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

Job location

Berkeley CA