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Lecturer - JD Program - School of Law

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 16th, 2018
Last review date: November 9th, 2018
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.

Description

Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our J.D. degree program should openings arise. Areas of particular curricular interest include Business Law, International Commercial Law, and Energy Law. Openings are generally part-time.

Berkeley Law is one of the premier law schools in the United States. Our J.D. program is demanding, engaging, hands- on, and selective. The diverse and constantly evolving curriculum offers hundreds of courses, including dozens in our top-ranked Intellectual Property, International Law, Social Justice, and Environmental Law programs. We expect our faculty and lecturers to demonstrate a strong commitment to academic vigor, multidisciplinary research, and intellectual diversity. Please see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/courseSearch.php for curricular details.

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

Basic Qualifications: J.D. or equivalent degree, or other relevant graduate degree, is required at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Legal practice experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach. Experience teaching law school courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations.

Salary: Starting annual full-time salary is currently $53,402, prorated according to teaching workload. Generally, the salary for an instructor teaching one course for a semester at the law school ranges from $4,539 to $8,811 depending on the associated workload.

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01664. Applicants should submit (a) a cover letter describing their interest in teaching and identifying the course(s) they propose to teach; (b) their curriculum vitae; and (c) a short (1-2 paragraph) description of the course(s). Additional materials may be required of finalists.

To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed as openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January and for spring semester in August.

The applicant pool will close on December 3, 2018; candidates who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

Please direct questions to: academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

Job location

Berkeley, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/academics/jd/

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter - A cover letter describing your interest in teaching and identifying the course(s) you propose to teach.

  • Course Description - A short (1-2 paragraph) description of the proposed course(s).

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