Lecturer Pool - Department of Rhetoric - UC Berkeley
Lecturer Pool- Department of Rhetoric- UC Berkeley
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 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 summer 2020. The number of positions will vary from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding and performance. Typically, the department reviews applications for fall teaching in March and April, applications for spring teaching in October and November, and applications for summer teaching in November and December.
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):
PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program
Additional qualifications (required by the employment start date):
Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)
For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. The department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.
PhD in a humanistic field
Experience teaching at the college level in the U.S.
If hired to teach Reading & Composition, demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in English.
Potential for successful advising and mentoring of students.
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 $56,381)
Contact information for three professional/academic references is required.
While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the Department may later request letters from finalists' references. If requested, 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 department may later request a teaching statement, 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, if applicable. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
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
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