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Lecturer Pool - Yiddish - German department
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 17, 2023
Title Lecturer Pool - Yiddish - German department
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department German
Application Deadline 11/16/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Foreign Languages/Literatures

Lecturer Pool - Yiddish - German department

Position overview
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 A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259 - $76,814.

Percent time: Positions range from 33% to 100% each semester. Summer positions are 11%.

Anticipated start: Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester). Summer appointments begin in late May and run into early August.

Review timeline: Typically, appointments for summer and Fall semester are reviewed in February/March, and appointments for Spring semester in October/November. Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.

Position duration: Appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis. Appointments may be renewable based on the department's need, funding, and performance.

Application Window
Open date: November 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Saturday, Dec 2, 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: Saturday, Nov 16, 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

The Department of German at UC Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach Yiddish courses in any of the possible areas:

  • Yiddish language courses (of various levels)
  • Upper-level courses in such areas as history of Yiddish culture, contemporary Yiddish culture, and related topics

In addition to instruction, general duties include holding office hours, developing syllabi and assignments, writing and grading exams, and grading and commenting on papers. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.


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 start date of the position. The Department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Preferred qualifications

  • Native or near-native fluency in Yiddish and English.
  • College level teaching experience in the U.S.
  • For language instruction: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, familiarity with college-level language programs, and relevant teaching experience using current language-teaching methodologies.
  • For literature/culture instruction: Demonstrated expertise in Yiddish language, literature, and culture, with possible emphasis in Yiddish film, Yiddish-language political and social history, and related topics.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • 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. More Information and guidelines.
  • Original Teaching Activity (Optional)
  • Original Syllabus (Optional)
  • Teaching Evaluations from the last two years (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

While only contact information for three references is required at the time of application, the Department may later request letters from finalists' references.

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