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Lecturer Pool - Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of California-Berkeley
United States, California, Berkeley
2199 Addison Street (Show on map)
February 23, 2024
Position overview
Position title:
Salary range:
The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t15.pdf. A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,329 - $74,576
Percent time:
11% - 100%
Anticipated start:
Positions (if any) typically start at the beginning of the teaching term; e.g., in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester; at the start of the appointed summer session.
Review timeline:
Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.
Position duration:
Usually one semester or one academic year. Appointments may be shorter in duration if only a partial semester is needed. Appointments may be renewable based on the department's needs, funding, and on lecturer performance.

Application Window

Open date: March 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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.

Position description

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UC Berkeley welcomes applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach undergraduate courses, should a need arise, in any of the following possible areas:

* Language (Russian, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Armenian, Hungarian, or Ukrainian; possible other languages)

* Reading and Composition (first- and second-year undergraduate writing courses in English on Slavic topics, using Slavic literature in translation)

* Slavic Literature and Culture (may include History, Film, Folklore, or other related topics)

* Russian Language Coordination, Supervision, and Pedagogy

General Duties: 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 campus web based course resources.

The department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

Department: http://slavic.berkeley.edu

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Completed Master's degree (or equivalent international degree)

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

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 usually unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Preferred qualifications

Fluency in English language.

If teaching a language, complete fluency in the language being taught.

An advanced degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related field may be strongly preferred, depending on duties/classes being taught.

Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the U.S.

If hired to teach R&C, demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in English.

If hired to teach a language course, professional training in language teaching.

Demonstrated expertise of the needed area/field of duties/teaching.

Potential for successful attraction, advising and mentoring students.

Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please include a description of your teaching specialties and interests.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

References may be contacted for finalists. We will seek your permission before contacting them.

Apply link:

Help contact: issahr@berkeley.edu

About UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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

In searches when letters of reference are required 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 prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Berkeley, CA