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 in the following areas, should an opening arise: 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.
The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% of full-time, depending on the number of classes being taught. Appointments typically start at the beginning of the semester and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
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.
Basic Qualifications: The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant is a completed Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent degree) by the time of application.
Preferred Qualifications: Completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except dissertation at the time of application or, full-time paid political experience of at least 4 years within the last 10 years.
Salary: Salary will be based on applicant’s teaching experience, appointment % FTE, and current campus salary scales in place at time of appointment. The current minimum salary for this position would be based on a full-time annual salary of $53,402. Lecturers teaching one course per semesters are typically appointed at a 33% rate.
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.
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