Lecturers - Various Fields of History - Summer 2018 - Department of History
Open date: October 5th, 2017 Next review date: October 20th, 2017 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: October 5th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses primarily in various areas of History, as outlined below, should an opening arise during Summer Sessions 2018. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 16% to 100% time, which would translate to 1 to 6 courses over a two semester academic year.
Most summer session courses taught in either Session A (May 21 - June 29, 2018) OR Session C (July 2 - August 10, 2018).
The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in Asia, Economic History, Global History, Ancient Greece and Rome, and the Middle East, pending openings.
We are specifically interested in targeted topics on History of Silicon Valley, History of BioEthics, 20th Century East Asia/Econ, American Business History/History of Capitalism/History of Entrepreneurship, History of California (Particularly Bay Area Culture from 1960's Onward).
Basic qualifications (at time of application): The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation.
Additional qualifications (by start date): A PhD or equivalent degree in various fields of history, is required by the start date. Demonstrated teaching excellence in the appropriate fields with undergraduates and, where appropriate, graduate students, along with a record of accomplishment in scholarship, service and professional activity.
Salary range: $53,402 - $58,945, based on a two semester, 100% time appointment. Starting salary will be commensurate with degrees currently held, past college-level teaching experience, and other relevant experience.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding regular office hours, calculating grades, advising students, preparing course materials, managing GSIs, and attending appropriate meetings/orientations, etc.
Applicants whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are encouraged to apply.
The department encourages individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service) to apply. UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
Applicants must submit a cover letter to include fields of specialization, curriculum vitae, one sample syllabus, and two letters of recommendation.
Please indicate in bold in the first paragraph of your cover letter your area(s) of specialization noting time period and area of focus.
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.
Applications will be initially reviewed in October 2017 for appointments during 2018 Summer Sessions. Reviews will continue as needed throughout the year.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
Questions about this position may be addressed to Professor Mark Brilliant, Vice Chair for Curriculum, Department of History (email@example.com). Questions about the application process can be directed to Kimberly Bissell, Academic Personnel Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.