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Lecturer - Global Poverty and Practice - ISSP/IAS - College of Letters & Science

Position overview

Salary range: Commensurate with experience - beginning rate is $56, 381 annually 100% time
($28,190 semester 100% time)
Percent time: 33% to 100% per semester depending on need
Anticipated start: For Fall Semester: August 1
For Spring Semester: January 1
For Summer Semester: May 24

Application Window

Open date: April 1st, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Apr 30, 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: Friday, Apr 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

Lecturer – Global Poverty and Practice Minor - ISSP

College of Letters & Science, University of California, Berkeley

The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program (ISSP) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a temporary lecturer to teach interdisciplinary core courses serving the Global Poverty and Practice Minor.

ISSP offers two innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate majors: Political Economy and Global Studies. The department also serves as the academic home of a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate minor, Global Poverty & Practice, in collaboration with the Blum Center for Developing Economies. One of the largest minors on campus, GPP's rationale is that any major on campus is enriched with attention to poverty and inequality.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching one or more of the following elective courses related to Global Poverty:
• Global Poverty: Challenges and Hopes
• Ethics, Methods, and Pragmatics of Global Practice
• Global Poverty and Practice Capstone
• Elective courses related to Global Poverty

For a description of these courses, please visit our website:

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or a course web site, and managing teaching assistants.

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 department. Appointments for Fall semester are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester in October or November, and Summer Session appointments in March.

Please note that 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.

Due to Covid-19, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 courses may be taught remotely, in-person, or via a hybrid model, as required by county and state public health guidelines. 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.

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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Advancement to candidacy in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    PhD (or equivalent international degree). At least one year of experience teaching college-level courses.

Preferred qualifications

    Teaching experience in the fields of global development, poverty/inequality, and/or poverty alleviation.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - One page cover letter

  • Statement of Teaching - 1-2 pages

  • 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

  • Writing Sample - In English, 20-30 pages

  • Sample Course Syllabus/Syllabi

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

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Job location

Berkeley, CA