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Lecturer-Applied Language Studies-College of Letters and Science

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Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach UGIS 120 Introduction to Applied Language Studies should an opening arise. Position will be part-time, renewable, non- tenure track. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. UGIS 120 is taught once a year in the fall semester, and the need for an instructor varies from year to year. The appointment is 33% time.

UGIS 120 is an introduction to the study of language as applied to real world problems in specific situations in which people use and learn languages, e.g., language learning and teaching, language socialization, bilingualism and multilingualism, language policy and planning, computer-mediated communication, stylistics, translation, intercultural communication, language and symbolic power, political and commercial rhetoric. Students are required to do mini-research projects incorporating fieldwork that involves observation and analysis of language-related real world problems. The class meets three hours per week.

Responsibilities include lecturing on a wide array of topics related to language use in society, providing guidance for students’ research projects, evaluating students’ exercises, journals, and research presentations/written reports, and writing and grading a final exam.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements, except the dissertation, in a relevant field (e.g., linguistics, education, English, foreign language, anthropology).

Additional Qualifications: Prior teaching experience in a relevant field (e.g., linguistics, education, English, foreign language, anthropology) by start date.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field (e.g., linguistics, education, English, foreign language, anthropology).

Salary commensurate with teaching experience. Starting minimum full-time equivalent salary is $52,099.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education.

The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

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.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of teaching experience. Applicants should also provide contact information for three individuals who could be contacted to write letters of recommendation.

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.

The posting will remain open until May 2018 to accommodate instructional needs. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in May. The pool will close on May 30, 2018; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application.

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.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Summary of Teaching Experience

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)