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Lecturer Pool (requirements updated) - Psychology Department

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The University of California, at Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary p a rt - t i m e instructors (“Lecturer” title series) to teach courses in the Department of Psychology during the fall, spring, and summer should the need arise. Applicants will be selected from this pool throughout the academic year. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Psychology Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. The posting will remain open through March 15th to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer semester in November. If you wish to remain in the pool after March 15th, 2017, you will need to reapply. Please direct questions to Kylie McFadden at

The Psychology 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.

Teaching Responsibilities
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach a range of possible courses that vary in size (up to 300 or more students) and s ubject area. Subject areas include the ones listed below:

Core Courses
General Psychology (classroom and online)
Research and Data Analysis in Psychology Teaching Psychology

Upper-Division Courses (in areas including but not limited to the following)
Basic Issues in Cognition
Developmental Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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 (by time of application):
The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of all Master
degree requirements or equivalent degree.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Applicant must be eligible to legally work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
A track record of distinguished teaching to a diverse undergraduate student body.

Salary commensurate with education and teaching experience. Starting minimum full- time equivalent salary is $49,012.00.

Application Materials
To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Copy of Transcript (verifies highest degree earned)
  5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (preferably teaching evaluations)
  6. Three references required (contact information only)


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

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 letters.

Under Federal Law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

The University of California 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:

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Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Copy of Transcript - Verifies highest degree earned

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Preferably teaching evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)