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Lecturer Pool - Department of Classics

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 5th, 2017
Last review date: December 22nd, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 3rd, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach sections of our lower division lecture courses (one of these is Reading and Composition) and/or one or more lower and upper division courses in Classics, Latin, or Greek. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; screening of applications is ongoing and continues as needed. The need varies in each teaching term, and the percentage of a lecturer appointment ranges from 18% to 100% time. Appointments may be renewed based on need, funding, and performance.

Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): teaching one or more sections of a lecture course (or courses) and attending all lectures; advising students and holding regular office hours; assigning grades; preparing course materials; and maintaining a course website. Generally, independent courses meet for a total of 3-4 hours per week; each section of lecture courses meets for a total of 2 hours per week (lecture attendance adds 3-4 hours).

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by the time of application):
M.A. or equivalent degree in Classics or a related field.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
For R&C courses and for Greek and Latin, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Classics or a related field is required. For Reading & Composition courses, experience teaching college composition is required.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Relevant college-level teaching experience.

Salary is commensurate with teaching experience. The starting minimum full-time equivalent salary is $53,402 in accordance with the current American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Unit 18 Lecturer salary scale and its provisions.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

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Applicants should submit a current C.V., a Cover Letter, a Statement of Teaching (include topical range of expertise and interests, eg. Literature, history, language, religion, etc.), Sample Syllabus/Syllabi, and three references with contact information only.

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.

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The posting will remain open until December 3, 2018, to accommodate department needs. Appointments for summer and fall semesters are usually reviewed in March, and for spring semester in November and December. The pool will close on December 3, 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.

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.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - Include topical range of expertise and interests (eg. literature, history, language, religion, etc.)

  • Sample Syllabus/Syllabi

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
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