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Lecturer Pool - Undergraduate Courses - Department of Scandinavian
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2019
Title Lecturer Pool - Undergraduate Courses - Department of Scandinavian
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline 4/10/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Humanities - General
    Foreign Languages/Literatures
Lecturer Pool - Undergraduate Courses - Department of Scandinavian

Job #JPF02159

College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities - Scandinavian Languages

Open date: April 15th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Apr 29, 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, Apr 10, 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 Department of Scandinavian at UC Berkeley welcomes applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach undergraduate-level courses, should a need arise, in any of the following possible areas:

• Danish Language
• Modern Icelandic Language
• Finnish Language
• Finnish Culture and History
• Norwegian Language
• Swedish Language
• Reading and Composition (first- and second-year university writing courses using Scandinavian materials in translation)
• Various upper-division special topics courses on Nordic literature, cultural history, folklore, and film

The number of positions hired from this pool will vary from semester to semester, subject to the needs and budget of the department, and is often zero. This application pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. When an instructor is hired, the position will most likely be part time, as low as 25% of full time employment, depending on instructional workload.

This pool will remain open until April 10, 2020 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. When a need arises for a Fall semester, we typically review applications in March, April or May; for a Spring semester or Summer term, our review of applications is typically in October or November.

Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester), and appointments may be renewable based on the department’s need, funding, and on lecturer 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 interacting with students outside of class time via email and campus web-based course resources.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION (required at time of application):
• Completed Master’s degree (or equivalent international degree)

• For language courses, fluency in the relevant language of instruction (Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish) and in English.
• Advanced degree in Scandinavian language, literature, or history (or closely related fields).
• 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, and familiarity with UC Berkeley’s R&C requirements.
• If hired to teach a language course, professional training in language teaching.
• Potential for successful attraction, advising, and mentoring students.
• Potential for program development and designing new courses.
• Willingness and ability to teach via distance learning technology.
• Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) may be preferred, depending on courses being taught.
• 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 unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Salary: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current Unit-18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions. (The starting 100% full-time annual gross salary rate is currently $54,738.)

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Contact information for three references is required at the time of application.

The Department may later request teaching and/or research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as past course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc., but they are not required at time of application.

UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.

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.

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