Open date: December 3rd, 2021
Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 3, 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: Saturday, Dec 3, 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.
The Department of German at UC Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach German courses in any of the possible areas:
• German language courses (of various levels)
• Reading and Composition (first- and second-year undergraduate writing courses in English on German topics)
• Upper-level courses in such areas as translation and multilingualism, German literature, and contemporary Germany (e.g. migration, nationalism, media, and popular culture)
In addition to instruction, general duties include holding office hours, developing syllabi and assignments, writing and grading exams, and grading and commenting on papers. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.
UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.
The number of positions varies from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
German courses are predominantly taught in-person. The option for online instruction may be considered for individuals physically present in the U.S., but outside of the Bay Area.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review dates specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there are no future review dates specified, your application may not be considered at this time. Applicants wishing to remain in the pool beyond the final date must reapply.
Completed master’s degree (or equivalent international degree).
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 start date of the position. The Department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.
• Native or near-native fluency in German and English.
• College level teaching experience in the U.S.
• For language instruction: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, familiarity with college-level language programs, and relevant teaching experience using current language-teaching methodologies.
• For R&C instruction: Demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in English.
• For literature/culture instruction: Demonstrated expertise in German language, literature, and culture, with possible emphasis in media, politics, social issues, and popular culture.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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).
Teaching Evaluations from the last two years (Optional)
- 3 required (contact information only)
While only contact information for three references is required at the time of application, the Department may later request letters from finalists’ references.
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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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