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Teacher Special Programs (TSP) - Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)

Position overview

Position title: Instructor, Co-Instructor, or Instructional Associate
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $1215 - $4200 per course. Salaries are fixed amounts associated with the number of units or length of course and the Teacher of Special Program's role (Instructor, Co-Instructor, and Instructional Associate) within the course.
Percent time: Part Time
Anticipated start: Appointments are for Summer 2024:
Elementary Division appointments begin early July; Secondary Division appointments begin mid-June; and Global Programs appointments usually begin either June or July.
Position duration: • Elementary Division (grades K – 6): 3 weeks
• Secondary Division (grades 7 – 11): 6 weeks
• Global Programs (grades 7 – 11): 2 to 4 weeks)

Application Window

Open date: October 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 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: Monday, Sep 30, 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 Berkeley School of Education (BSE) at the University of California, seeks qualified temporary non-tenure track, part-time Instructors, Co-instructors, and Instructional Associates (TSP) to teach K-12 students in the Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) for summer 2024.

Teaching Responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding instructors (TSPs) who can teach courses in ATDP’s Elementary Division, Secondary Division, and Global Programs. Final course format (online or on-site) will depend on public health orders and/or University policies as well as enrollment minimums.

Individuals who qualify to teach the following subjects are encouraged to apply: Mathematics (ED & SD), Writing (ED & SD), Spanish (SD), Elementary Science (ED), Chemistry (SD & GP), Introduction to Engineering (SD), Intro/Advanced Biotechnology (GP), Artificial Intelligence Applications (GP), Advanced Robotic Engineering (SD), Earth/Planetary/ Physical Sciences (ED & SD), Programming in Scratch/Snap/Java/Python (ED & SD & GP), Algorithms & Data Structures (SD), Architectural Design (SD & GP), Art (ED & SD), Business & Finance (SD & GP), Data Science or AP Statistics (SD), Entrepreneurship (SD & GP), Practice of Law (SD), Public Speaking (GP), Social Psychology (SD & GP), AP Psychology (SD), Cognitive Neuroscience (SD).

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties include: holding office hours, assigning grades, writing student evaluations, advising students, attending faculty meetings, and preparing course materials. Teachers are also required to attend a Faculty-wide meeting in May 2024; SD instructors must attend the Student/Parent orientation in June 2024. ED instructors must attend the Student/ Parent Orientation in July 2024. Pending public health orders and/or University policies, such events may occur virtually.

The Berkeley School of Education is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree.

Preferred qualifications

-Minimum three years experience in related content area.
-Demonstrated experience teaching diverse K-12 students in formal or informal settings.
-U.S. Teaching Credential or M.A. or equivalent international credential/degree or higher in related content area.
-Teaching experience in the subject matter field with diverse populations preferred.
-Experience teaching academically advanced K-12 students in proposed subject matter.
-Experience developing and implementing student-centered or project-based curricula that engages students, facilitates learning, and builds scholarly community.
-Experience assessing student progress and utilizing evaluations and feedback to make ongoing improvements as a teacher.
-Experience teaching distance learning courses using synchronous and asynchronous formats.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • 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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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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.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.

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.