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Lecturer Pool Ancient and Modern Middle Eastern Studies - Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 14, 2022
Title Lecturer Pool Ancient and Modern Middle Eastern Studies - Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 06/22/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Middle Eastern Studies
    Foreign Languages/Literatures

Lecturer Pool Ancient and Modern Middle Eastern Studies - Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Position overview Salary range: Minimum full-time annual salary is $56,945. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Percent time: These lecturer appointments are typically part-time, at 33%. Anticipated start: 08/01/2021 Position duration: These lecturer appointments are made at the beginning of the semester, and may be renewable depending on need, funding, and job performance. Positions may arise for Fall, Spring, or Summer. Application Window
Open date: June 22nd, 2021

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 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: Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022 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 Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach, should an opening arise, lower and upper division lecture courses (including language courses), lower division Reading and Composition courses, and/or seminars in the fields of the ancient and modern Middle East. Openings are most likely to occur in the areas of Egyptology, Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Islamic Art and Middle Eastern literature.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) some or all of the following: teaching one or more 3 or 4 credit unit courses (3 or 4 class contact hours per week with students, as appropriate); preparing course materials; maintaining a course website; supervising graduate student instructors or graders; holding office hours; and assigning grades.

The Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

The University is committed to addressing the family needs of employees and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application):
Candidate must have Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree).
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Experience teaching college composition is required for Reading and Composition courses.

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.
Preferred qualifications
Preferred qualifications (by start date):

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) in Egyptology, Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Islamic Art or Middle Eastern literature.

College level teaching experience is preferred but not required for all other positions.
Application Requirements Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Teaching

Complete Teaching Evaluations - Complete teaching evaluations for 2-4 courses, including at least one course from your most recent semester of teaching.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)
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