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Lecturer Pool - Department of Scandinavian
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted May 3, 2024
Title Lecturer Pool - Department of Scandinavian
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 05/02/2025
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Ethnic/Multicultural Studies

Lecturer Pool - Department of Scandinavian

Position overview Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: A reasonable estimate is a base full time gross annual salary rate of $66,259-$91,718 for Lecturer positions.

Percent time: Usually 20% - 100%

Anticipated start: If available, positions usually start in January, various times throughout the summer and/or in August. Applications are typically reviewed for summer session course needs in March, fall course needs in April, and in October for spring course needs.

Review timeline: 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 due to zero position vacancies.

Position duration: Usually one semester

Application Window
Open date: May 3, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, May 17, 2024 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, May 2, 2025 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 Scandinavian at UC Berkeley welcomes applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses, should a departmental need arise, in any of the following possible areas:

  • Nordic Languages
  • Reading and Composition (first- and second-year undergraduate writing courses in English on Nordic topics, using Nordic literature in translation)
  • Nordic Literature and/or Culture (may include History, Film, Politics, and/or other related topics)

    General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and campus web based course resources.

    The department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.


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

    Preferred qualifications
    Completed PhD in Scandinavian studies (or international equivalent degree) or closely related field strongly preferred

    Fluency in English language

    Fluency in the Nordic language to be taught in this position, if applicable

    Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the U.S.

    If hired to teach R&C, demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in English

    If hired to teach a language course, professional training in language teaching

    Demonstrated expertise of Nordic literature and culture

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements
    • Cover Letter - Please include a description of your teaching specialties and interests.
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • 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 (for additional information go to

    Reference requirements
    • 3 required (contact information only)

    References may be contacted for finalists. We will seek your permission before contacting them.
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    About UC Berkeley

    UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

    The University of California, Berkeley 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.

    Please refer to the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy.

    In searches when letters of reference are required 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 letter.

    As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

    Job location
    Berkeley, CA

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