The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses primarily in various areas of History, as outlined below, should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 16% to 100% time, which would translate to 1 to 6 courses over a two semester academic year.
The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in Economic History, International History, Global History, Asia, Latin America, Ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, and the Middle East, pending openings.
Basic qualifications (at time of application): The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD degree requirements except the dissertation.
Additional qualifications (by start date): A PhD or equivalent degree in various fields of history, is required by the start date. Demonstrated teaching excellence in the appropriate fields with undergraduates and, where appropriate, graduate students, along with a record of accomplishment in scholarship, service and professional activity.
Salary range: $50,581 - $55,832, based on a two semester, 100% time appointment. Starting salary will be commensurate with degrees currently held, past college-level teaching experience, and relevant industry experience.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may holding regular office hours, calculating grades, advising students, preparing courses materials, managing GSIs, and attending appropriate meetings/orientations, etc.
Applicants whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are encouraged to apply.
The department encourages individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service) to apply. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01007. Applicants must submit a cover letter to include fields of specialization, curriculum vitae, one sample syllabus, and two letters of recommendation.
Please indicate in bold in the first paragraph of your cover letter your area(s) of specialization noting time period and area of focus (Economic History, International/Global History, Asia, Latin America, Ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, Middle East, or if other, please specify specialization).
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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
April 4, 2017 will be the final closing date. Applications will be reviewed from April through May 2016 for appointments during the 2016-2017 academic year, and in April 2017 for appointments beginning in Fall 2017. Applications for Summer Sessions courses will be reviewed from April to May 2016 for summer 2016 and in April 2017 for summer 2017 vacancies.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
Questions about this position may be addressed to Professor Mark Brilliant, Vice Chair for Curriculum, Department of History (email@example.com). Questions about the application process can be directed to Kristina Andrews, Academic Personnel Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
Cover Letter to Include Fields of Specialization
One Sample Syllabus