The Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in the following areas: American Politics, California Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Methodology & Formal Theory, Political Theory & Philosophy, Models & Politics, Political Behavior, Public Law & Jurisprudence, and Public Policy & Organization. The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin in the 2014 summer semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
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: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in field of expertise at time of application.
Salary: salary will be based on applicant's teaching experience, appointment % FTE, and current campus salary scales in place at time of appointment. Currently the minimum salary for this position would be based on a full-time annual salary of $47,584. Lecturers teaching one course per semester are typically appointed at a 33% rate.
Candidates should submit their most recently updated curriculum vitae, a detailed letter of interest including teaching interests and qualifications, and contact information for 3-5 references to our web portal at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00365. Two additional slots labeled “Misc./Additional” are available in AP Recruit for candidates who choose to submit any additional optional materials. The initial review date for submissions for fall 2014 instructor candidates will be June 9, 2014, but the posting will remain open through May 6, 2016 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in May, and for spring semester in October. Please direct questions to Kathleen Spaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When and if the department contacts references, 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.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. 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.