Lecturer Pool in Political Science University of Berkeley Department of Political Science United States

Lecturer Pool (Revised Qualifications) (Summer Sessions Added) - Political Science - College of Letters and Sciences


  • College of Letters & Science - Political Science


Open date: September 8th, 2015
Last review date: September 30th, 2016

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final dateSeptember 7th, 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 Political Science at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in the following areas: American Politics, California Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Methodology & Formal Theory, Political Theory & Philosophy, Models & Politics, Political Behavior, Public Law & Jurisprudence, and Public Policy & Organization.


The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. When an instructor is hired, the position may range from 33% to 100% of full-time, depending on the number of classes being taught. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.


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: Completed Bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) by time of application.

Salary: salary will be based on applicant's teaching experience, appointment % FTE, and current campus salary scales in place at time of appointment. Currently the minimum salary for this position would be based on a full-time annual salary of $49,012. Lecturers teaching one course per semester are typically appointed at a 33% rate.


To apply: Please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00719 to create and submit an application. Completed applications must include your most recently updated C.V.


The department may later request contact information for 3-5 references, teaching and/or research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as past course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc., but they are not required at time of application.


The posting will remain open through September 13, 2017 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in May/June, for spring semester in October/November, and for summer semester in February/March. Please direct questions to Allison Covington at allison.covington@berkeley.edu

When and if the department contacts references, 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.


We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education.
The University of California, Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support 
employees as they balance work and family. The department is interested in candidates who will
contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching, research, and

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:




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



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