Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese
University of California Berkeley
United States

Lecturer Pool - Spanish - Spanish & Portuguese

Job #JPF02359
  • College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities - Spanish & Portuguese

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 3rd, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Oct 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.


Spanish Lecturer Pool
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
College of Letters and Sciences

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach elementary and intermediate Spanish language courses should an opening arise. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the departments. Positions may range from 40% time to 100% time.

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 .

Basic Qualifications (at time of application):
Candidates must have a Master’s Degree (or equivalent international degree).

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English.

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.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the US. Familiarity with college-level language programs, and relevant teaching experience using current language-teaching methodologies.

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary rate of a minimum of $56,381 for positions ranging from 40% to 100% each semester. Actual salary will be commensurate with college level teaching experience.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. The Spanish and Portuguese Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity through their teaching or other related areas. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.

Applications must be submitted online https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02359. Questions may be directed to gspaacad@berkeley.edu.

Information for 3 references required. Letters of recommendation are not required for applications to this pool. If reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they 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 to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

This pool will remain open until September 29, 2020 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Typically, the Department reviews applications for summer and fall teaching in April, and applications for spring teaching in October and November. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester).

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exit. See the review dates specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review dates 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

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Sample Teaching Activity (1 of 3) - Teaching activity of their own creation.

  • Sample Teaching Activity (2 of 3) - Teaching activity of their own creation.

  • Sample Teaching Activity (3 of 3) - Teaching activity of their own creation.

  • Student evaluations from 3 Spanish courses (1 of 3) - Student evaluations from distinct language levels.

  • Student evaluations from 3 Spanish courses (2 of 3) - Student evaluations from distinct language levels.

  • Student evaluations from 3 Spanish courses (3 of 3) - Student evaluations from distinct language levels.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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