Open date: April 2nd, 2015
Last review date: May 4th, 2015
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 3rd, 2017
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 Italian Studies at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses, should a need arise, in upper-division literature and/or culture, with the possibility of teaching lower-division lecture course(s). Depending on the needs of the department, these courses may include such topics as Italian history, society, politics, literature and/or film, among others.
The number of positions hired from this pool will vary from semester to semester, subject to the needs and budget of the Department, and in some semesters may be zero. When an instructor is hired, the position may range from 33% to 100% of full time, depending on the number of classes being taught. For any Fall 2015 needs, the initial review date will be May 4, 2015; applications received by this date will receive full consideration for the fall 2015 semester.
Applicants may be selected from this pool for two calendar years. This posting will remain open through April 3, 2017. Review dates will be updated as needed. (When a need arises for a Fall semester, the review date is typically in March or April; for a Spring semester, the review date is typically in October or November.)
Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester), and appointments may be renewable based on Department need, funding, and lecturer performance.
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 via email and/or bCourses.
Minimum Basic Qualifications: Completion of all PhD (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation by the time of application.
Additional Qualifications: Completed PhD (or equivalent) degree by start date
Fluency in Italian and English languages
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience teaching at the college level
Knowledge of Italian literature and/or culture relevant to the course(s) in question
Salary: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current Unit- 18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions
At the time of application, only names and contact information are required. Department may later request letters of recommendation 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 teaching and/or research statements, 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. 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 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, 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.
Under Federal Law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
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