The Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach Reading and Composition (R&C) 1A or 1B. The 1A course offers students frequent practice in a variety of forms of discourse leading toward exposition and argumentation in common standard English. The course develops students' fluency with sentence, paragraph, and thesis-development skills, with increasingly complex applications. The second course, 1B, aims at developing students' fluency in writing longer and more complex papers, with specific attention to the development of their research skills and their ability to incorporate source material effectively. Because learning to write cannot be done outside of a context of reading, frequent practice in both writing and reading is a focus of both 1A and 1B. Appointments may begin in August 2015, and the pool will remain in place for two calendar years. Those interested in remaining in the pool for multiple years must reapply.
Basic Qualifications: Completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation by the time of application.
Additional Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent) required by the start date.
• Demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in English.
• Familiarity with UC Berkeley Reading & Composition course requirements.
• Knowledge of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.
Salary Range: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current Unit-18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions.
To apply, please go to the following link https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00676. Applicants must submit: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Statement of Teaching.
Contact information for 3-5 references. The Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional) which is a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
The position(s) will remain open until filled; initial review date for Fall 2015 positions is May 1, 2015. Applications received by this date will receive priority; to receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to this date. The department typically reviews applications for Spring positions in November. The posting will remain open through May 1, 2017 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. If the department decides to run a new search after this date, you will need to submit an application for the new search.
Letters of recommendation may be requested of finalists. If reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.)
We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. 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. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching, research and service. 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, 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.
The Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies teaches performance as a mode of critical inquiry, creative expression and public engagement. Through performance training and research, we create liberal arts graduates with expanded analytical, technical and imaginative capacities. As a public institution, we make diversity and inclusion a key part of our teaching, art making and public programming. For more information, see: http://tdps.berkeley.edu/
Please direct questions to Theater, Dance and Performance Studies’ Office Manager Megan Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org.