Faculty/Lecturer Position Listings

The Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in the following areas: American Politics, California Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Methodology & Formal Theory, Political Theory & Philosophy, Models & Politics, Political Behavior, Public Law & Jurisprudence, and Public Policy & Organization.

The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. When an instructor is hired, the position may range from 33% to 100% of full-time, depending on the number of classes being taught. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

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

Basic Qualifications: Completed Bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) by time of application.

Salary: Salary will be based on applicant's teaching experience, appointment % FTE, and current campus salary scales in place at time of appointment. Currently the minimum salary for this position would be based on a full-time annual salary of $49,012. Lecturers teaching one course per semester are typically appointed at a 33% rate.

To apply: Please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00719 to create and submit an application. Completed applications must include your most recently updated C.V.

The department may later request contact information for 3-5 references, teaching and/or research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as past course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc., but they are not required at time of application.

The posting will remain open through September 7, 2017 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in May/June, for spring semester in October/November, and for summer semester in February/March. Please direct questions to Allison Covington at allison.covington@berkeley.edu

When and if the department contacts references, 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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University of California, Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching, research, and service.

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