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Lecturer Pool - Department of Scandinavian
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Lecturer Pool - Department of Scandinavian
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 10/29/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Foreign Languages/Literatures

Lecturer Pool - Department of Scandinavian

Position overview Position title: Lecturer Salary range: Minimum annual full-time salary rate of $56,945. Salary to be commensurate with experience, with some credit given to prior college-level teaching (not including graduate student or summer session teaching). Percent time: 11% - 100% Anticipated start: Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester). Position duration: Usually one semester. Appointments may be shorter in duration if only a partial semester is needed by the program. Appointments may be renewable based on the Program's needs, funding, and on lecturer performance. Application Window
Open date: October 29th, 2021

Most recent review date: Monday, May 9, 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: Saturday, Oct 29, 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 Scandinavian at UC Berkeley welcomes applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses, should a need arise, in any of the following possible areas:

  • Danish Language
  • Modern Icelandic Language
  • Finnish Language
  • 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

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.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

Qualifications 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
  • 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 international equivalent degree) may be preferred, depending on courses being taught.

Application Requirements Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Reference requirements
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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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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