Lecturer Pool in Comparative Literature
University of Berkeley, College of Letters & Science - Comparative Literature
United States

Lecturer Pool-Comparative Literature-Department of Comparative Literature


  • College of Letters & Science - Comparative Literature




Open date: May 22nd, 2015
Last review date: December 1st, 2016

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 22nd, 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 Department of Comparative Literature seeks a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturers. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be selected from this pool for two calendar years. The position will remain open through May 2017 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Applicants interested in remaining in the department’s lecturer pool beyond that time must reapply to a new search pool. Typically the Department reviews applications for fall teaching in March and April, and applications for spring teaching in October and November. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of Comparative Literature. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and may be renewable depending on departmental needs, funding, and performance.


Teaching Responsibilities

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small or medium sized courses in the following areas:
1) Reading and Composition/Comparative Literature
2) American Cultures/Comparative Literature (For details on the parameters of American Cultures courses, see http://americancultures.berkeley.edu/.)


General duties

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus) and maintaining a course website.


Minimum Basic Qualifications
Completion of all Ph.D. requirements (or equivalent) except dissertation in Comparative Literature or a related field by the time of application.


Additional Qualifications (by start date)
PhD (or equivalent). Documented ability to work with texts in more than one language is also required by the start date.


Preferred Qualifications
Relevant college-level teaching experience strongly preferred. For Reading and Composition courses, experience teaching college composition is strongly preferred.


We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.


We may contact you in the second stage of review to request documentation verifying experience in teaching at the college level (if relevant), such as sample course descriptions and copies of evaluations, as well as proof of degree.


If the department solicits letters of reference for finalists the following is applicable:


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.


Salary commensurate with education and teaching experience. Starting minimum full- time equivalent salary is $49,012.00.


Under Federal Law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


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 the Comparative Literature Department’s Academic Personnel Coordinator at clfa_apc@berkeley.edu


Learn More
More information about this recruitment: http://complit.berkeley.edu/





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