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Lecturer - Economics

Recruitment Period

Open October 22nd, 2012 through October 21st, 2014


The University of California, at Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors (“Lecturer” title series) to teach courses in the Department of Economics, should an opening arise. Applicants will be selected from this pool throughout the academic year (including summer). The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Economics Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. The pool will remain open for one calendar year; applicants interested in remaining in the pool beyond this time must reapply.

Note: This search (JPR00091) has been re-opened and is a continuation from academic year 2012-13. Applicants that previously submitted an application will automatically be considered in the pool for the second calendar year and are welcome to update their application materials.

The Economics Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Teaching Responsibilities
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach large courses (300 or more students) in the subject areas listed below:

Core Courses
Introduction to Economics (one semester combination of Principles of Micro and Macro)
Economic Analysis – Micro (Theory)
Economic Analysis – Macro (Theory)
Economic Statistics and Econometrics

Upper-Division Courses (particularly within the following areas)
Psychology and Economics
Financial Economics
Public Economics
Economic Development
Economic History
International Trade
International Monetary Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics

General Duties
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing graders and/or graduate student instructors (teaching assistants), holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Those teaching large courses are expected to work with, meet with, and mentor graduate student instructors.

Minimum Basic Qualifications:
Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Economics or a related discipline, conferred by the start of service, i.e. by the first day of class.

Additional Qualifications:
A track record of distinguished teaching to a diverse undergraduate student body.

The salary per course will be based on a minimum annual salary of $73,499 for six (6) courses, with some credit given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).


Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon receipt of an original, certified transcript.

If reference letters are solicited by the Department, they 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: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

Questions can be directed to: lecrecruit-econ@berkeley.edu.




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