Lecturer Pool in South and Southeast Asian Studies
University of California Berkeley, College of Letters & Science
United States


The Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach one or more lower division Reading and Composition courses and/or lower and upper division elective courses. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; screening of applications is ongoing and continues as needed. The need varies in each teaching term, 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 a lecture course (or courses); teaching intensive summer courses; advising students and holding regular office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials. Generally, each course meets for a total of 3 hours per week.

Basic Qualifications (by the time of application):
Completion of all Masters or equivalent international degree requirements, in SSEAS or in a humanities field, by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
For Reading and Composition courses, experience teaching college composition is required.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
Ph.D. or equivalent international degree preferred. Relevant college-level teaching experience.


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/JPF01721.

Applicants should submit a current C.V., a Cover Letter, a Statement of Teaching, Sample Syllabus/Syllabi, and a list of three references with contact information only. Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists.

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: jakedalton@berkeley.edu.

The posting will remain open until June 25, 2019 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for summer and fall semesters are usually reviewed in March; appointments for spring semester are reviewed in November. The pool will close on June 25, 2019; if you would liketo remain in the pool 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 received 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


Document requirements

  • Current C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample Syllabus/Syllabi

Reference requirements

  • 3 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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