Open date: February 23, 2023
Most recent review date: Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 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 31, 2024 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.
Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors should openings arise.
Berkeley Law is one of the premier law schools in the United States. Our programs are demanding, engaging, hands-on, and selective. We expect our faculty and lecturers to demonstrate a strong commitment to academic rigor and intellectual diversity.
The J.D. and LL.M. programs are host to a diverse and constantly evolving curriculum. Hundreds of courses are offered, including dozens in our top-ranked Law and Technology, International Law, Social Justice, and Environmental Law programs.
Within the Experiential Education curriculum, instructors teach courses in litigation and transactional lawyering skills, including negotiation, pre-trial practice, civil trial practice, criminal trial practice, appellate advocacy, legal writing, drafting, legal research, alternative dispute resolution, oral advocacy, mediation, and other related professional practice education. These courses are taught experientially, using extensive simulation, video, and other “learning by doing” pedagogies.
General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.
UC Lecturers and Teachers of Special Programs are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
Curricular Details: https://law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/courseSearch.php
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent international degree, is required at the time of application.
J.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. or Master’s degree, or equivalent international degree, or Bachelor's degree combined with a minimum of five years working experience, is required by the start date.
Legal practice experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach and experience teaching law school courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations. If applicant applies with a degree other than a J.D. degree, then a degree in an area of curricular need and law-related experience is preferred.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Teaching - Please describe (no more than one page) your teaching experiences, strategies, and pedagogical approaches.
Courses of Interest - Please list the course(s) you are interested in teaching. You may refer to pre-existing courses or your own proposed course. To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application and select 1-3 areas of teaching interest from the listed Specializations.
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).
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Letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and/or other materials or information may be requested of top candidates.
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About UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).
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 prior to submitting their letter.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.