Position overviewPosition title: Lecturer
Open date: April 6, 2023
Most recent review date: Tuesday, May 30, 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: Friday, Apr 5, 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 to teach courses in our Legal Studies program should openings arise.
Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that engages the meanings, values, practices, and institutions of law and legality. The faculty of Berkeley Law’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program (JSP) has primary responsibility for the Legal Studies program at UC Berkeley. JSP faculty and other Law faculty teach a curriculum that examines how law shapes, and is shaped by, political, economic, and cultural forces. The major is designed to stimulate critical understanding of and inquiry about the theoretical frameworks, historical dynamics, and cultural embeddedness of law.
General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.
To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed when openings arise. Additional materials and/or references may be requested of finalists.
Candidates who are interested in remaining in the pool after the final date will need to submit a new application.
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.
More Info: http://legalstudies.berkeley.edu
J.D. degree or equivalent international degree, or Ph.D. degree or enrollment in a Ph.D. degree (or international equivalent) program at the time of application.
J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent international degree is required by start date. Experience teaching at the postsecondary level is required by start date.
Excellent student evaluations as primary instructor of an undergraduate course at an accredited university. Expertise in one or more areas of the legal studies curriculum (I. Crime, Law and Social Control; II. Law and Culture; III. Law and Markets; IV. Law, Rights, and Social Change; V. Law and Sovereignty).
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Teaching - Written statement of no more than 500 words explaining expertise and interest in teaching legal studies courses.
Course Evaluations - As evidence of teaching quality, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit up to three sets of course evaluations.
Course Evaluations (Optional)
Course Evaluations (Optional)
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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.