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The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley (http://polisci.berkeley.edu) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the field of Race and Ethnic Politics. The department has a strong preference for candidates whose scholarship focuses on African-American politics.

The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service and contribute to our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

For more information about the position, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03035.

 

The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for four tenure track (assistant professor) positions and one tenured (associate or full professor) position in the area of “Latinxs and Democracy,” with a focus on the US-centered Latinx experience and a potential start date of July 1, 2022. Successful junior candidates will be invited to join one or more of the following units: College of Letters and Science (Departments of Sociology, Demography, and Political Science), School of Social Welfare, and School of Public Health. The senior, tenured position will be in the Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies (College of Letters and Science).

Junior candidates should note that:

• Public Health seeks a candidate that examines the impact of public policies on the health of the U.S. Latinx population.

• Political Science seeks a Latino Politics scholar whose record centers the US Latinx experience in the areas of political behavior, institutions, and representation, among others.

• Social Welfare seeks a candidate in multilevel practice whose scholarship on Latinx communities is attuned to professional practice and policy. MSW preferred, but not required.

• Sociology invites candidates that draw on a variety of social science methods and approaches, including demography and transnational/transborder studies.

• Demography seeks a dual-appointed candidate that will be shared with any of the departments/schools listed above.

Senior, tenured (Associate or Full) applicants for the Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies position should note that the program seeks a social scientist with an established research and teaching/mentoring record. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02941.

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2021. For questions, please contact the search administrator at anniev@berkeley.edu. 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. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer

The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses as needed in the areas of (but not limited to) 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.

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.

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.

For more information, please click on the link below:

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03123

 

Thank you for your interest in being a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for the Department of Political Science.  We start our hiring process in April for the Fall/Summer semester and October for the Spring semester. We give priority to Department of Political Science graduate students but often hire qualified graduate students from outside the department. We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.

The Department of Political Science often has GSI positions available. Graduate students from other departments are encouraged to apply. 

All Political Science GSI appointments are 50% time and include a partial fee remission. For more information, please see: https://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/fee-remissions/

Applicants must meet Graduate Division requirements in order to be appointed:

  • be a registered student in the semester of their appointment 
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • have no more than 2 incomplete grades

In addition, appointed GSIs must meet Graduate Division’s General GSI Qualifications listed here: https://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/appointments/handbook/#gsiappointments

Further information on GSI guidelines, resources and support can be found on the Graduate Division’s Teaching and Resource Center website:  http://gsi.berkeley.edu/

FALL 2021 GSI POSITION- CLOSED

 

This document gives a general outline of typical duties of Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs). Instructors are free to vary the duties, subject to not exceeding the number of hours specified in (4). It is very important that GSIs and instructors meet at the beginning of the semester to clarify the instructor's requirements. 

  • Attend lectures
  • Instruction of 2 sections with 27 students per section each week
  • Preparation
  • Hold office hours per week
  • Supervisor/ASE(s) meetings
  • Read and evaluate student papers and exams
  • Proctor  examinations
  • Perform individual and/or group tutoring
  • Maintain/submit student records (e.g. grades)

A GSI with a 50% appointment shall not be assigned a workload of more than 340 hours per semester or a workload of over 40 hours in any one week.  The number of hours worked in excess of 20 hours per week may not total more than 77 hours per semester. 

In addition, a GSI with an appointment of 50% or less shall not be assigned a workload of more than 40 hours in any one week or more than 8 hours in any one day.

It's important to note that lower division courses, POLSCI 1, POLSCI 2, POLSCI, 3, POLSCI 4, & POLSCI 5, and uper division courses, POLSCI 103, POLSCI 124A , POLSCI 124B, POLSCI 145A, POLSCI 116C & POLSCI 112C, have discussion sections that are 2 hours long. 

If you find your work exceeds this limit, consult the instructor. If the problem is not resolved, contact the GSI Faculty Coordinator, Daniel Lee