Search for University Jobs in Humanities

Job ID: 125996

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

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2019
Title Lecturer - Applied Language Studies - 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
  • Foreign Languages/Literatures

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 15th, 2019

Last review date: Tuesday, Jan 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, 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.

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.

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 Master's degree or an equivalent international 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.

The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty and has a number of policies and programs in place 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 one-page summary of teaching experience. Applicants should also provide contact information only for three professional references. 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, 2020. Applications are typically considered in April and May for fall course needs. The pool will close January 24, 2020; 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:

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
One-Page Summary of Teaching Experience

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)"/>


Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home Near Berkeley?

Looking for a higher education job?