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Lecturer - American Studies Program - College of Letters & Science
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2019
Title Lecturer - American Studies Program - College of Letters & Science
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 1/24/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • American Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 14th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Mar 22, 2019 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: Friday, Jan 24, 2020 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.

The American Studies program at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in American Studies beginning with openings in 2019-20. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100%.

Applicants should be prepared to teach courses in the following areas:
  • The upper-division senior thesis seminar, in which instructors advise students on how to design and execute a substantial integrative research project drawn from their preparatory work in American Studies; and
  • Courses in the American Studies methods/theory series, Examining U.S. Cultures in Time and Examining U.S. Cultures in Place.

Teaching an American Studies course includes holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials, and maintaining a course website.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application): Completion of all Ph.D. degree requirements (or equivalent international degree program) except the dissertation.

Additional qualifications (required at start date): Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree); experience teaching college students and working with college students on intensive, individualized research and writing projects.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. and college teaching experience in American Studies, African American Studies, Art History, English, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, and/or History; ability to contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

Salary is dependent on college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching). Minimum annual full-time salary rate of $54,738.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a teaching portfolio. Applicants should also provide contact information for three recommenders.

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 letters.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs through January 24, 2020, when the pool will close. Applications are typically considered in April and May for fall course needs and in September and October for spring and summer course needs. Applicants wishing to apply to subsequent pools after this one closes will need to submit new applications when there's a new pool announcement.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Please email questions to the Assistant Director of HR, Kalford Mills at

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:

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Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Teaching Portfolio

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