Lecturer Pool in Language Instruction - Languages of South Asia University of California Berkeley, College of Letters & Science - Department of South & Southeast Asian Std United States

Lecturer Pool - Language Instruction - Languages of South Asia


  • College of Letters & Science - South & Southeast Asian Std




Open date: December 13th, 2017
Last review date: January 3rd, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 13th, 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 South & Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach several languages of South Asia, including Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, and Telugu, should an opening arise. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; screening of applications is ongoing and continues as needed. The need varies each semester, and the percentage of lecturer appointments may range from 33% to 100% time.


Appointments may be renewed based on need, funding, and performance. Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): teaching or co-teaching one or more sections of first-year and/or second-year and/or third-year languages; teaching intensive summer courses; supervising graders, tutors, graduate student instructors; holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials.


Minimum Basic Qualifications (by the time of application):
Bachelor’s or equivalent degree by time of application; native or near-native fluency in the language to be taught, by the time of application.


Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Ability to communicate in English, experience teaching the South Asian language, and demonstrated ability to teach different levels of the language at the college level.


Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
Master’s or equivalent degree in Teaching a Foreign Language, Linguistics, or Second Language Acquisition. Experience with computer-assisted instruction, online courses, and language instructional software is highly desirable.


Salary is commensurate with teaching experience. The starting minimum full-time equivalent salary is $53,402 in accordance with the current American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Unit 18 Lecturer salary scale and its provisions.


The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.


To Apply: Visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01607


Applicants should submit a current C.V., a Cover Letter, a Statement of Teaching (include topical range of expertise and interests), Sample Syllabus/Syllabi, and three references with contact information only.


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.


Please direct questions to: vparamasivan@berkeley.edu.


The posting will remain open until December 13, 2018, to accommodate department needs. Appointments for summer and fall semesters are usually reviewed in March, and for spring semester in November and December. The pool will close on December 13, 2018; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application.


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.


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




  • Current C.V

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - include topical range of expertise and interests

  • Sample Syllabus/Syllabi



3 references required (contact information only)



  1. Create an ApplicantID

  2. Provide required information and documents

  3. If any, provide required reference information

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