The CalTeach program at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary non-tenure track lecturers for its undergraduate education courses for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 academic year, should an opening arise. Positions may range up to 33% time and may begin in the Spring 2021 semester.
Due to COVID 19 UC Berkeley will begin the fall semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools.
CalTeach courses include introductory seminars focused on science or math teaching in elementary and middle schools, Knowing & Learning in Math and Science, Classroom Interactions: Focus on Equity in Urban Schools, Research Methods, Project Based Instruction, History of Science and Math, and Apprentice Teaching for student and intern teaching support.
General Duties: Teaching or co-teaching a CalTeach course includes holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, and preparing course materials. Responsibilities may also include assisting with student field placements in local schools, providing supervision and support to student and intern teachers in their classrooms, and supporting CalTeach students through the credentialing process. Successful temporary lecturers will teach or co- teach one or more CalTeach course. For descriptions of these courses see http:/calteach.berkeley.edu
Basic Qualifications: Masters degree (or equivalent international degree) is required at time of application.
Preferred Qualifications: A doctorate (or equivalent international degree). At least 3 years of secondary math and/or science teaching experience is preferred, particularly within the Bay Area. Undergraduate teaching experience, excellent oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities are also desirable. The ideal candidate will also have practical experience with scientific laboratory or field research, or science or mathematics education research and program evaluation.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and is based on the Non-Senate Faculty Scale established by the University of California. The current scale, for academic year 2020/2021 starts at $56,381, for a full-time academic year salary. This position is in a represented bargaining unit
Contact information for three references: Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All references will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when references 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.
The department typically reviews applications in Feb/March for summer scheduling, April/May for fall scheduling and in October/November for spring course needs; however, applications will be reviewed throughout the academic year and leading up to any particular semester. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time, you will need to reapply.
Cal Teach is also interested in individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service).
Cal Teach seeks candidates whose teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
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/NondscrimAffirmAct
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