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


The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for 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 one calendar year.

Applicants interested in remaining in the department’s lecturer pool beyond November 19, 2019 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 and for the summer in March (if applicable). The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Comparative Literature department. 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 Program’s need, funding, and on lecturer 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

2) Comparative Literature

3) 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.

Basic qualifications (at time of application):

Must have an advance degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at time of application.

Additional qualifications (by start date):
PhD (or equivalent international degree) is required by the start date.

Experience with and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the U.S. is also required.

Documented ability to work with texts in more than one language is also required by the start date.

If hired to teach Reading & Composition, demonstrated experience teaching reading and writing in 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. The department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Documents Requirements:
Applicants should submit:

  1. Curriculum Vitae --Your most recently updated C.V. including description of teaching experience.
  2. Cover Letter--Stating your teaching interests, areas of expertise, and scholarly experience in the relevant fields.
  3. Statement of Teaching.
  4. Statement of Contribution to Diversity (optional) - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching.
  5. Teaching Evaluations from the last three years.

Reference Requirement:

Three references required, additional two are optional (contact information only)

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.htmlprior to submitting their letters.


Salary commensurate with education and teaching experience. Starting minimum fulltime equivalent annual academic salary is $54,738.00.

The Department is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their work. https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity

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.
Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01969

Please direct questions to the Comparative Literature Department’s Academic Personnel Coordinator at clfa_apc@berkeley.

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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


Berkeley, CA


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


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. including description of teaching experience.

  • Cover Letter - Stating your teaching interests, areas of expertise, and scholarly experience in the relevant fields

  • Statement of Teaching

  • All Teaching Evaluations - All Teaching Evaluations from the last three years.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching. 

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)


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