Lecturer Pool - Department of Rhetoric - UC Berkeley

University of California Berkeley


Lecturer Pool- Department of Rhetoric- UC Berkeley

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Job #JPF01571

College of Letters & Science - Rhetoric

Recruitment Period

Open December 5th, 2017 through December 20th, 2017

If you apply to this recruitment by December 20th, 2017, you will have until December 19th, 2018 to complete your application.


The Department of Rhetoric is a leading center for interdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences, committed to the study of rhetorical traditions from the classical to the contemporary eras. Linked by a common interest in the functions of discourse in all its forms, faculty and students engage the theoretical, historical and cultural dimensions of interpretation and criticism, in the fields as diverse as political theory gender, law, media studies, philosophy, arts and literature.

The department invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach upper division undergraduate courses, should a need arise, in any of the following possible areas: History, Theory of Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Law, Rhetoric of Science, Rhetoric of Religion, Political Theory, Rhetoric of Images and Reading and Composition.

The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Positions will be part-time (typically 33% or 40% per course), renewable, non-tenure-track beginning as early as the Spring 2018 semester. The number of positions will vary from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding and performance.

The position will remain open through December 3, 2018. Typically, the department reviews applications for fall teaching in March and April, and applications for spring teaching in October and November.

General duties: in addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g.., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and campus web-based course resources.

Minimal qualification: (required at the time of the application):

• Completed PhD degree or equivalent degree in any humanistic field or related field.

Additional qualifications: (required by the employment start date):

• Experience teaching at the college level in the United States

• If hired to teach R&C, demonstrate experience teaching reading and writing in English

Preferred qualifications:

• Potential for successful advising, and mentoring.

• Potential for program development and designing new courses.

Salary: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current unit 18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions. (The starting 100% full-time annual gross salary rate is currently $53,402.)

To apply please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01571

Please direct questions to Prof. Daniel Boyarin, Chair: boyarin@berkeley.edu

Required application materials:

• Cover letter including a description of your specializations and how you meet the above qualifications

• Curriculum Vitae

• Contact information for three professional/academic references

While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the department may later request letters from the finalists’ references. If requested, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters 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 the letters.

The department may later request 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.

UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. We encourage applications from individuals who contribute to diversity and higher education. The program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their 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

Job location

Berkeley, CA



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