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Lecturer Pool - Sociology

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment


The Department of Sociology at University of California at Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of courses in the department should openings arise during the following terms: Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Summer 2019. The position’s duties include: undergraduate and graduate teaching. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, and managing GSIs. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin in Spring-2018 semester or Summer-2018 term, or Fall-2018 semester. Positions may be part-time and range from 17% to 100% time, typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Minimum Basic Qualifications Required (at time of application): The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of all PhD degree requirements except the dissertation.

Preferred Qualification: Ph.D. or equivalent degree at time of appointment. Appointments for summer and fall semester are usually reviewed in April, and in October for spring. Applications received before the respective review periods will receive full consideration for the terms indicated. Please direct all questions to John O’Donnell at

The salary is commensurate with teaching experience at the university level, and the range currently begins at $52,099 annually for a 100% time appointment.

Please go to the following link:

Create an ApplicantID

  1. Provide required information and documents
  2. Provide required reference information


  1. Curriculum vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  2. Statement of teaching experience
  3. Three letters of recommendations that speak to your teaching ability and experience


  1. Cover letter
  2. Statement of Research
  3. Statement of Contributions to Diversity—Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  4. Teaching evaluations

All recommendation 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 third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Teaching evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required