Lecturer - JD/LLM Program/Experiential Education - School of Law
Open date: February 23, 2023
Next review date: Friday, Jun 9, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
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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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 prior to submitting their letter.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (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 (IX) contract, Postdoctoral (PX) contract, Academic Researcher (RA) contract, and Librarian (LX ) contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.