Lecturer Pool in Composition College Writing Programs
University of Berkeley, College of Letters & Science, College Writing Programs
United States

Lecturer Pool - Composition - College Writing Programs


  • College of Letters & Science - College Writing Programs




Open date: September 30th, 2016
Last review date: January 2nd, 2017

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2017

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 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. 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: An MA or equivalent degree by the time of application in one of the following fields: composition studies, rhetoric and composition, digital rhetoric, second- language writing/ESL/applied linguistics, or other closely related field. Three years’ or more experience teaching composition at a college level.


Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree


Salary: $52,099-$87,505 annual rate during academic year; by agreement in Summer Sessions.


To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01171. Applicants
should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter. Applicants should also provide contact information only of three professional references. 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.


Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs through June 30, 2017. Applications are typically reviewed for fall course needs in April and May, in September and October for spring course needs, and February and March for summer course needs. The pool will close June 30, 2017; 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, collegewriting@berkeley.edu.


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


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.



Berkeley, CA





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  • Cover Letter



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