- College of Letters & Science – Social Sciences – History
Open date: February 1st, 2021
Next review date: Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 History at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 16% to 100% time, which would translate to 1 to 6 courses over a two semester academic year.
The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in all areas of History (Africa, Ancient Greece & Rome, Byzantine, Early Modern Europe, East Asia, North America, Jewish, Late Modern Europe, Latin America, Medieval Europe, Middle East, Science, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and other various needs), pending openings.
Due to COVID-19. UC Berkeley will begin the spring semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools.
Basic qualifications (at time of application): The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD (or equivalent international degree) requirements except the dissertation.
Additional qualifications (by start date): A PhD (or equivalent international degree) is required by the start date. Demonstrated teaching experience is required by the start date.
Preferred qualifications: A PhD (or equivalent international degree) in History, or related field. Demonstrated teaching excellence in the appropriate fields with undergraduates and, where appropriate, graduate students.
Salary range: $56,381 – $62,232, based on a two semester, 100% time appointment. Starting salary will be commensurate with past college-level teaching experience.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding regular office hours, calculating grades, advising students, preparing course materials, managing GSIs, and attending appropriate meetings/orientations, etc.
Applications will be reviewed for appointments during the 2021-2022 academic year (Summer Sessions 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 semesters). Reviews will continue as needed throughout the year. It is important to mark any and all specializations that match your area of expertise, and also indicate these in your cover letter. If you would be available for or interested specifically in summer teaching, please indicate as a specialization as well.
UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers – Unit 18.
Applicants whose teaching or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are encouraged to apply.
The department encourages individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service) to apply. UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02866
While letters of recommendation are not required for application to this pool, if reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they 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 (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
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.
Questions about this position may be addressed to the Vice Chair for Curriculum at email@example.com and questions about the application process can be directed to the Academic Personnel Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Cover Letter – Please indicate in bold in the first paragraph of your cover letter your area(s) of specialization noting time period, any regional emphasis and topical focus.
- Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
- Sample Syllabus
- 2 required (contact information only)