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Lecturer Pool – Global Studies and Political Economy – ISSP– College of Letters & Science

Position overview

Salary range: $56,945 current starting salary (100% time annual); commensurate with experience.
Percent time: 33% to 100% per term depending on need.
Anticipated start: Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022. The Department typically reviews applications for course needs in August-November for spring appointments, and February/March for fall. January - April for summer.
Position duration: Semester.

Application Window

Open date: January 11, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 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: Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 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 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program at UC Berkeley offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors: Political Economy and Global Studies. In addition, it houses the interdisciplinary Global Studies graduate program.

The Global Studies and Political Economy Programs at the University of California, Berkeley invites applicants to apply to a pool of qualified temporary instructors.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching one or more of the following courses:
• World History: a survey course in modern world history, with an emphasis on political economy;
• Classical Theories of Political Economy;
• Contemporary Theories of Political Economy;
• Special topics in Political Economy, such as development, globalization, inequality, poverty, and policy-related issues;
• Special topics in Global Studies, such as humanities-related issues;
• Regional courses (example, Africa, Asia, Middle East, etc.) that address global themes;
• Interdisciplinary approaches to global studies;
• Critical Thinking and/or Theories and Methods courses;
• Thesis writing courses.

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.

Please note: These positions are temporary 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD (or equivalent international degree).

Preferred qualifications

PhD in the fields of history, political science, economics, sociology, or geography. Academic experience with Political Economy, Global Studies, and/or interdisciplinary approaches to research or regional studies.

A commitment to, and experience with, undergraduate teaching.

Global Studies/Political Economy is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching as well as communicating effectively with a diverse student population.

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

  • Sample Course Syllabus/Syllabi

  • Teaching Evaluations - Please provide teaching evaluations for most recent two semesters of non-Summer, non-Teaching Assistant positions (if available, otherwise include any evaluations).


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

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA