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Lecturer - Goldman School of Public Policy

Position overview

Percent time: 18% - 33%
Anticipated start: January, May, and August

Application Window

Open date: November 24th, 2021

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 10, 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: Thursday, Nov 24, 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 Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to work as lecturers, teaching courses in a School that confers professional graduate degrees (MPP, MPA, and MDP) and the PhD degree in Public Policy.

The courses may encompass both core curriculum (Economics, Quantitative Methods, Law & Public Policy, Introduction to Policy Analysis, Advanced Policy Analysis, and Politics & Public Policy); as well as its breadth curriculum (policy applications in specific disciplines and/or specializations, as noted below in Preferred Qualifications). Lecturers may be hired to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, should an opening arise. Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists.

The pool will remain open for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. We typically review applications for Spring course needs in October and November of the previous calendar year (i.e., the preceding Fall). For our Summer and Fall semester hiring needs, applications are typically reviewed in March and April. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the school.

Teaching Responsibilities: Primary duties include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses, typically one course per semester.

General Duties: In addition to teaching, duties may include creating a course syllabus for enrolled students; creating midterm examination materials; creating final examinations as necessary; creating problem sets (as appropriate); creating writing assignments; holding office hours; assigning grades; preparing course materials; and advising and mentoring graduate or undergraduate students on independent research projects.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The minimum basic qualifications required to be considered an applicant for this position are: Advanced degree or enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Advanced degree by the start date.

Preferred qualifications

The Goldman School of Public Policy is interdisciplinary in its core and breadth curriculum, and the successful applicant should have a focus on the policy implications for their disciplinary subject matter.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - A statement addressing teaching philosophy, experience, and areas of interest/expertise.

  • 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).

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03235

Help contact: aaschiller@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.

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.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

Job location

Berkeley, CA