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Lecturer Pool - Economics

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 19th, 2018
Last review date: October 31st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 18th, 2019
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.


Lecturer Position
The Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach core and upper-division undergraduate courses in Economics should an opening arise. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Department. Applicants will also be considered for open positions in Summer Sessions. Positions may range from 33% –100% (one – six courses).

Teaching Responsibilities
The Department of Economics is seeking outstanding instructors to be appointed in the Non- Senate Lecturer title series who can teach large courses (300 or more students) in the subject areas listed below:

Core Courses
Introduction to Economics (one semester combination of Principles of Micro and Macro) Economic Analysis – Micro (Theory)
Economic Analysis – Macro (Theory)
Economic Statistics and Econometrics

Upper-Division Courses (particularly within the following areas)
Chinese Economy
Economic Development
Economic History
Financial Economics
Global Inequality & Growth
Health Economics
International Trade
International Monetary Economics
Labor Economics
Public Economics
Psychology and Economics
Urban Economics

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.

Basic qualifications Required
A Masters or equivalent advanced degree in Economics or a related discipline, completed at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent in Economics or a related discipline, is preferred. Demonstrated experience with courses in Economics, and a track record of excellence in teaching to a diverse undergraduate student body.

The minimum starting rate for Lecturers in Economics is $12,000 per course. This is calculated using the minimum annual salary listed on the Non-Senate Instructional Salary Scale for a six (6) course load that comes closest to $12,000/course but not lower. As of July 1, 2017, the minimum annual salary for non-senate instructors is $73,614. This salary divided by a six course load equals $12,269/course. Some credit may be given to prior college-level teaching experience per Non-Senate guidelines (not including graduate student or Summer Session teaching).

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

U.C. 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:

Applicants should submit a: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (preferably recent teaching evaluations). Applicants should provide contact information only for three references (name, address, phone number, organization/institution, email address). References will only be contacted for finalists. You may also submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity (statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service).

All reference 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 January 18, 2019 to accommodate departmental needs. The Department typically reviews applications for course needs in October/November prior to the next academic year; however, applications will be reviewed throughout the academic year and leading up to any particular semester, including hiring for Summer Sessions. The pool will close on January 18, 2019. 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 APRecruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is not future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Preferably recent teaching evaluations

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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