Lecturer Pool - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language - Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses, should a need arise, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) language, with the possibility of teaching courses on literature and culture of the area, courses in another Slavic language, and/or courses in Reading and Composition, depending on the needs of the Department.
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 will most likely be part time, but may be full time - with a range from 33% to 100% of full time employment, depending on the number of classes being taught.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed if/when needed through April 3, 2017. When a need arises for a Fall semester, we typically review applications in March, April or May; for a Spring or Summer semester, our review of applications 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 outside of class time via email and/or bCourses.
Minimal Qualification (required at time of application):
Additional Qualifications (required by the employment start date):
- 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.
Master's degree or PhD (or equivalent degree) preferred.
Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the U.S.
Professional training in language teaching.
Demonstrated knowledge of literature and culture of the area.
Potential for successful attraction, advising and mentoring students.
Demonstrated knowledge of another Slavic language.
If hired to teach R&C, demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in English, and familiarity with UC Berkeley Reading & Composition requirements.
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 $52,017.)
To apply, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01023
Required application materials:
- Cover Letter - including a description of how you meet the minimum and additional qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information for three references
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 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.
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