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Lecturer Pool - Composition / Creative Writing 2021 - College Writing Programs
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 9, 2021
Title Lecturer Pool - Composition / Creative Writing 2021 - College Writing Programs
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 12/31/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Creative or Technical Writing

Lecturer Pool - Composition / Creative Writing 2021 - College Writing Programs

The College Writing Programs at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in the College Writing Programs should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 17% to 100% time during the academic year, while summer appointments are handled on a by-agreement basis.

We especially invite applications for creative writing instructor positions to teach classes in summer 2021.

Due to COVID 19, UC Berkeley began the academic year with fully remote instruction. Depending on public health conditions, the need for remote education and virtual classrooms may continue. Instructors must have Internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches to develop asynchronous instructional materials, foster student-to-student interaction, and reimagine assignments and exams for a remote format.

Position titles: Lecturer, Lecturer in Summer Sessions.

Job duties: Successful applicants will teach in CWP's Reading and Composition sequence or other CWP courses in writing, reading, and oral communication. They will have complete responsibility for classes to include teaching in a classroom environment, meeting with students during scheduled weekly office hours and by appointment, and grading student work.

Basic qualifications (at time of application): Advanced degree or enrolled in an advanced degree program.

Additional qualifications (by start date): Completion of advanced degree and two years of university-level teaching experience are required.

Foreign applicants must also have permission to work in the U.S. by start date.

Preferred qualifications (by start date): A Ph.D., M.F.A., or equivalent international degree in one of the following fields:
  • composition studies
  • rhetoric and composition
  • digital rhetoric
  • second-language writing/ESL/applied linguistics
  • education
  • creative writing

Three or more years of experience teaching university-level composition or creative writing.
Evidence of clear writing as presented in application materials.

Salary: $56,381-$97,060 annual rate during academic year; by agreement in Summer Sessions.

UC lecturers are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement of the UC-AFT.

The College Writing Programs is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their teaching. UC Berkeley is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family.

To apply, please go to the following link: 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 December 31, 2021. Applications are typically reviewed in February and March for summer course needs, in April and May for fall course needs, and in September and October for spring course needs. The pool will close December 31, 2021; applicants wishing to remain in the pool after that time will need to submit their applications anew.

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 direct questions to Maggie Sokolik, Director of College Writing,

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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