Lecturer – Global Studies and Political Economy – International and Area Studies

University of California, Berkeley
  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 07

Position description

The International and Area Studies Academic Program at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Political Economy (Classical, Contemporary, and Specialized Topics, such as Technology), Global Studies, especially Africa, and/or interdisciplinary approaches should an opening arise. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time per academic term.

The International and Area Studies Academic Program offers two innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate majors: Political Economy, and Global Studies. In addition, it houses 3 interdisciplinary graduate programs: a new Master's in Global Studies, and graduate groups in Asian Studies and Latin American Studies.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching one or more of the following courses:

• World History: a survey course in modern world history, with an emphasis on political economy;
• Classical Theories of Political Economy;
• Contemporary Theories of Political Economy;
• Special topics for students in Political Economy, such as technology and the economy;
• Interdisciplinary approaches to global studies;
• Regional courses focused on Africa that address global themes;
• Regional courses focused on Korea.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or a course web site, and managing teaching assistants.

MINIMUM/BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (by time of application): The completion of all PhD (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation are required at time of application. Experience with Political Economy, Global Studies, and/or interdisciplinary approaches to research or regional studies is required.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (by start date): PhD (or equivalent) degree in history, political science, economics, sociology, geography or a related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (by start date): A commitment to and experience with undergraduate teaching preferred.

SALARY: $52,099 minimum full-time annual salary base; commensurate with qualifications and experience. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time per academic term. The search committee is open to offering either multiple positions or hiring a candidate qualified to teach multiple courses.

Appointments for summer and fall semester are usually reviewed in April and for spring semester in



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