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Lecturer - Applied Language Studies - College of Letters & Science
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2021
Title Lecturer - Applied Language Studies - College of Letters & Science
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 1/24/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Applied Linguistics

Lecturer - Applied Language Studies - College of Letters & Science

Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a course in the Applied Language Studies minor should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. UGIS 120 is taught once a year in the fall semester, and the need for an instructor varies from year to year. The position is 33% time.

UGIS 120 is an introduction to the study of language as applied to real-world problems in specific situations in which people use and learn languages, e.g., language learning and teaching, language socialization, bilingualism and multilingualism, language policy and planning, computer-mediated communication, stylistics, translation, intercultural communication, language and symbolic power, political and commercial rhetoric. Students are required to do mini-research projects incorporating fieldwork that involves observation and analysis of language-related real-world problems. The class meets three hours per week.

Due to COVID 19, UC Berkeley began the academic year with fully remote instruction. Depending on public health conditions, the need for remote education and virtual classrooms may continue. Instructors must have Internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches to develop asynchronous instructional materials, foster student-to-student interaction, and reimagine assignments and exams for a remote format.

Teaching UGIS 120 includes lecturing on a wide array of topics related to language use in society, advising students on research projects, evaluating students' exercises, journals, and research presentations/written reports, holding office hours, and writing and grading a final exam.

Basic qualifications (at time of application): must have an advanced degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (by start date): Completion of an advanced degree. Candidates must already be authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree and college-level teaching experience in a relevant field (e.g., linguistics, education, English, foreign language, anthropology) are preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists.

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, 2022. Applications are typically considered in March and April for fall course needs. The pool will close January 24, 2022; applicants wishing to remain in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

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:

UC lecturers are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement of the UC-AFT.

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