Job #1: Postdoc
The Possibility Lab, led by Professor Amy Lerman at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar in political science, sociology, economics or a related field with a focus on applied public policy, social inequality, civic engagement, and/or racial justice.
The position is a full-time research opportunity that provides freedom to develop one’s own research agenda (50%), as well as expectations to collaborate with Possibility Lab faculty, faculty affiliates, and research staff on current and new research projects.
The Possibility Lab focuses on community-engaged, data-driven innovation for the public good. Possibility Lab projects cover a range of topics, from criminal justice to housing and public health, with a focus on data-driven public policy research that is co-designed in collaboration with government and community partners. These partnerships often involve descriptive data analysis of large administrative data, conducting and analyzing surveys, and designing and implementing randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
For more information please go to: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03666
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.
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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/
SPRING 2023 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
- 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.