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Job #1: Omnibus Jr. Faculty Search

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 full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in political science, with preference for scholars who work in the areas of: Women and Politics, Public Law, Environmental Politics, IR, Formal Theory, Chinese Politics, or with a focus on institutions with an effective date of July 1, 2023. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03507.

The deadline to apply is September 1, 2022. For questions, please contact the search administrator at knera@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.

 

Job #2: (Non)Citizenship Cluster Sr. Faculty Search

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 full-time tenured Associate or Full Professor faculty position in political science.

Applicants to this position will be appointed in Political Science, however successful candidates’ scholarship must speak to and advance the goals of the “Understanding (Non)Citizenship” initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, which aims to hire an interdisciplinary cluster of faculty on this topic over two years. The cluster tackles three overarching themes: issues of justice, fairness and equality as related to (non)citizenship; the determinants and content of (non)citizenship; and the consequences of (non)citizenship. The cluster considers citizenship broadly, as a legal, social and cultural status that combines civil, political and social rights with a sense of identity, encompassing those who lack formal citizenship but also those who experience “second-class” citizenship through differential rights and treatment. Fully understanding (non)citizenship requires an interdisciplinary approach: claims for citizenship and equality are invariably normative, while the consequences and drivers of (non)citizenship must be studied empirically to understand change and effects. For this reason, this innovative cluster of faculty hiring will bring together diverse units in the social sciences, humanities and professional schools across UC-Berkeley. Faculty hired through the Understanding (Non)Citizenship cluster will hold positions in Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology and Law. In 2022-23, the University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Philosophy and a tenured (Associate or Full Professor) position in Political Science. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03542.

The deadline to apply is September 23, 2022. For questions, please contact the search administrator at knera@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 2022 GSI POSITIONS- 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 . 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 each 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 upper 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