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Lecturer, Teacher Special Programs
University of California, Berkeley
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Posted:
January 2, 2014
Location:
Berkeley, California
Salary:
Open
Type:
- Experienced
Categories:
Academic/Faculty, Legal Studies
Required Education:
Doctorate/Professional
University of California, Berkeley
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.

Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our Legal Studies program should an opening arise.

Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that engages the meanings, values, practices, and institutions of law and legality.  The faculty of Berkeley Law’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program (JSP) has primary responsibility for the Legal Studies program at UC Berkeley.  JSP faculty and other Law faculty teach a curriculum of Legal Studies that examines how law shapes and is shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces.  The major is designed to stimulate critical understanding of and inquiry about the theoretical frameworks, historical dynamics, and cultural embeddedness of law. Please see http://legalstudies.berkeley.edu for details of the curriculum.

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

Basic qualifications:  Ph.D. or equivalent is required at the time of application. Previous teaching experience at an accredited university is required.

Preferred qualifications: Expertise in one or more areas of the legal studies curriculum (I. Crime, Law and Social Control; II. Law and Culture; III. Law and Markets; IV. Law, Rights, and Social Change; V. Law and Sovereignty) with outstanding student evaluations. A record of active scholarly research and publication in the field of Legal Studies.

Salary: Our starting annual full-time salary is $45,975, prorated according to teaching workload. Credit may be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

Application Procedure: To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00333. Applicants should submit proof of degree, curriculum vitae, no more than three samples of previous course evaluations,  and a written statement of no more than 500 words explaining their expertise and interest in teaching legal studies courses.

To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application.  Completed applications will be reviewed as openings arise. 

The applicant pool will close on December 1, 2015; candidates who have yet to receive an offer and who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

Please direct questions to:  academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internal Number: JPF00333
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