Lecturer Pool - Undergraduate Courses in Department of Italian Studies University of California at Berkeley, Department of Italian Studies

Lecturer Pool - Undergraduate Courses - Department of Italian Studies


  • College of Letters & Science - Italian Studies



Open date: March 31st, 2017
Last review date: April 14th, 2017

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 30th, 2018

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 Italian Studies at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach undergraduate courses, should a need arise, in any of the following possible areas:


• Italian Language
• Reading and Composition (first- and second-year university writing courses using Italian materials in translation)
• Various lower- and upper-division special topics courses on Italian literature and culture, history and politics, 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 in some semesters may be zero. When an instructor is hired, the position will most likely be part time, but may range from 25% to 100% of full time employment, depending on the number of classes being taught.


Applications will be accepted and reviewed if/when needed through April 3, 2018. 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.


Minimal Qualification (required at time of application):

• For language courses, fluency in Italian and in English.

• Completed Ph.D. degree (or equivalent degree) in Italian language, literature, or history (or related field).

Additional Qualifications (required by the employment start date):

• 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:

• 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.
• If hired to teach a language course, professional training in language teaching.
• Demonstrated knowledge of literature and culture of the area being taught.
• Potential for successful attraction, advising, and mentoring students.
• Potential for program development and designing new courses.


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 $52,099.)


To apply, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01339


Required application materials:

• Cover Letter - including a description of your specializations and of how you meet the above qualifications
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three professional/academic references


While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the department may later request letters from finalists’ references. If requested, 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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.


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. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The Program 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


Please direct questions to issahr@berkeley.edu



Berkeley, CA



More information about this recruitment: http://italian.berkeley.edu





  • Cover Letter - including a description of your specializations and of how you meet the above qualifications

  • Curriculum Vitae



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