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Lecturer - Classroom and Online Instruction - School of Public Health

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 27th, 2018
Last review date: September 25th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 28th, 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.


The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley invites applicants to our Lecturer Pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses for our regular classroom instruction, online instruction in the On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health (OOMPH) Program, and for Berkeley Summer Sessions. Areas of a particular specialization have open positions throughout the year based upon classroom, online, and Berkeley Summer Sessions instructional schedules that are either per semester, 6-8 weeks online course, or per session in the summer. The positions are part-time, but often range from 17% to 33% work effort per month, except for Berkeley Summer Sessions, which is usually paid on a by-agreement basis.

The Lecturer Pool will remain open until February 28, 2019 to accommodate the School instructional needs. When an instructional need arises, applications for regular classroom instruction for the fall semester are reviewed during April/May and for the spring semester, October/November; online instructional need reviews applications monthly, and Berkeley Summer Sessions application review will occur in March/April. To receive full consideration for any openings, please submit a complete application. Only completed applications will be reviewed in designated specializations as openings arise. Candidates under consideration will be contacted by the hiring team.

General duties:
In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties include developing and/or preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus, online course site and videos for OOMPH), holding office or discussion hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, responding to email, maintaining a course website.

Minimum/Basic qualifications required: By the application date, Master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree in public health or related field.

Preferred qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree in public health or related field; public health professional work experience in the designated specialization; and/or college-level teaching experience desired.

Salary is commensurate with terminal degree, relevant professional experience, and prior college-level teaching experience. Salary will be prorated based on the work effort and duration of appointment. Berkeley Summer Sessions lecturer appointments are paid by-agreement per session. This position is governed by the policies of the Memorandum of Understanding of the UC-AFT union.

The School of Public Health is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

To apply: Follow this link: The required documents to submit are: a) current CV or resume, b) cover letter describing your interest in teaching and indicate if you are applying for classroom teaching, online instruction, or Berkeley Summer Sessions, and c) a brief statement of teaching philosophy. We also require you to upload contact information for 2-3 references. For finalists, we may request 2-3 letters of reference. An optional document to submit: A brief statement regarding your contributions to diversity

Areas of Specialization to Select – Classroom and Online Instruction:
• Biostatistics
• Community Health Science
o Health and Social Behavior
o Maternal and Child Health
o Public Health Nutrition
• Environmental Health Sciences
• Epidemiology
• Health Policy & Management
• Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology

If reference letters are collected of the finalists, 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.

Please contact for questions and write Lecturer Pool in your subject line.

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. The Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Regarding Academic and Staff Employment of the University of California, see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your current CV or resume

  • Cover Letter - Describe your interest in teaching and indicate if you are applying for classroom, online, or Berkeley Summer Sessions

  • Statement of Teaching - Brief statement of teaching philosophy

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Brief statement regarding your contributions to diversity

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

How to apply

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  3. If any, provide required reference information
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