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Lecturer Pool - Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese Languages and Cultures- East Asian Languages & Cultures

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: A reasonable estimate for Berkeley EALC positions is $64,329 to $70,295; salary is commensurate with teaching experience.
Percent time: Appointments are non-tenured, renewable upon assessment of satisfactory performance and depending on departmental need, are typically part-time, and can range from 33 percent to 100 percent, depending on the number of courses taught. Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists.
Anticipated start: August 1, 2023 (Fall 2023), January 1, 2024 (Spring 2024), or Summer 2024 (date depends on which summer session).
Review timeline: Typically, the Department reviews applications for fall teaching in May or early June, applications for spring teaching in November, and for the summer in March (if applicable).
Position duration: Fall or Spring: 5 months; Summer: depends on session.

Application Window

Open date: May 26, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Aug 14, 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: Saturday, May 25, 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.

Position description

The department of East Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley, invites application of a pool of qualified temporary lecturer positions to teach courses in introductory, intermediate and advanced Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese languages and cultures should the need arise.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): teaching, holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials and interacting with students via email, bCourses, and Zoom instructional software.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Advanced degree (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in an advanced degree (or equivalent international degree) program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Advanced 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 the start date of the position. The department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Preferred qualifications

MA degree (or equivalent international degree) in teaching Japanese, Chinese, Korean , Tibetan as a foreign language, linguistics, second language acquisition, literature or related field. Experience with computer-assisted language learning and language instructional software, and online instruction. Native or near-native fluency in the target language. English fluency. Demonstrated experience teaching Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Tibetan language, preferably in a college or university setting.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Sample Syllabus (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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:

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.

Job location

Berkeley, CA