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Lecturer Pool - Language Instruction - South & Southeast Asian Studies



Open Apr 15, 2015 through Apr 14, 2017
Next review date: May 15th, 2015 
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee


The Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach languages including Burmese, Filipino, and Hindi, should an opening arise. Additional languages taught in the department, for which Lecturers may be sought, include Bengali, Indonesian, Khmer, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese. The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue as needed. Some appointments may begin in the Fall 2015 semester, and we typically review applications for Fall course needs in April and May. For Spring courses, we review applications in October and November. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time, and appointments may be renewed based on need, funding, and performance.

Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): teaching or co-teaching one or more sections of first-year and/or second-year and/or third-year languages; supervising graders, tutors, graduate student instructors; holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials.

Minimum Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent by time of application; native or near-native fluency in the language to be taught by time of application.

Additional Qualifications (by start date): Good command of English, experience teaching the language, and ability to teach different levels of the language at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent by the start date in Teaching a Foreign Language, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition. Experience with computer-assisted instruction, online courses, and language instructional software is highly desirable.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (starting annual, full-time salary is $49,012). Some credit will be given for prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

Letters will be requested to support applications of all finalists. 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. 

The initial review date for submissions is May 15, 2015. Applications completed by this date receive priority; to receive full consideration for Fall 2015, please submit all materials prior to this date. These positions will remain open until filled. The pool will close on April 14, 2017. If you would like to remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.

Learn more about the department and campus http://sseas.berkeley.edu

Under Federal Law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Only applicants who meet eligibility requirements as of the position start date will be considered.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

The University and the Department are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

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.