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Lecturer Pool-Department of Comparative Literature

Position overview

Salary range: $56,381.00 - $59,235.00
Percent time: Positions may range from 11% to 100% time for one semester or one summer session.
Anticipated start: 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). Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester). Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed (including hiring for Summer Sessions)
Position duration: Appointments may be renewable based on the program’s need, funding, and performance.

Application Window

Open date: April 29th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, May 17, 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 29, 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

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for a pool of non-tenure-track lecturers. Applicants will be selected from this pool for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond the final date must reapply. The number of positions varies from semester to semester and summer, depending upon the needs of the department.

Teaching Responsibilities:
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small or medium sized courses in the following areas:

1) Reading and Composition

2) Comparative Literature

3) American Cultures/Comparative Literature (For details on the parameters of American Cultures courses, see http://americancultures.berkeley.edu/.)

General Duties:
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

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 position's start date. The Department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Must have an advance degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    Advance degree is required by the start date.

Preferred qualifications

    PhD (or equivalent international degree) and relevant college-level teaching experience in the U.S.

    Documented ability to work with texts in more than one language is also required by the start date.

    If hired to teach Reading & Composition, demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in English.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Stating your teaching interests, areas of expertise, and scholarly experience in the relevant fields.

  • 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).
    (Optional)

  • All Teaching Evaluations - All Teaching Evaluations from the last three years.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02971

Help contact: clfa_apc@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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

In searches when letters of reference are required all 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/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

Job location

Berkeley, CA