Lecturer - Open Pool - School of Social Welfare University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare United States

Lecturer - Open Pool - School of Social Welfare


  • School of Social Welfare - Sch of Social Welfare



Open date: January 4th, 2019
Last review date: March 15th, 2019

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 15th, 2019

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.


Berkeley Social Welfare invites applications for an open pool of part‐time, non‐tenure track lecturer positions. We typically review applications for Summer course needs in March; Fall course needs in April and May; in October and November for Spring course needs. Applications will continue to be accepted for future needs through December 15, 2019. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the School. Positions typically start at the beginning of the fall or spring semester, or the relevant summer session, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.


Preferred qualifications at the time of hire: We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach small to medium size seminar courses in Social Welfare Policy, Social Work Practice and/or Research Methods at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Additional duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, and preparing course materials. Also preferred at the time of hire: a Master’s degree or equivalent international degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, or a closely related field. All successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, and also demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.


The minimum qualification required for an applicant to be considered for this position is a Master’s degree or equivalent international degree by time of application.


Additional qualifications at the time of hire: Candidates wishing to teach Masters‐level social work practice courses are required to have an MSW degree AND 2 years of post‐Master's experience.


The School of Social Welfare is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.
Berkeley offers an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.


Salary: The salary per course will be based on an annual salary range of $54,738-166,283 for up to six courses determined on level of education and experience (both practice and teaching).


To apply, go to the following URL: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02003 and fill out the application. Please also submit the required application materials.
Required application materials: cover letter (please cite areas of expertise and courses you are interested in teaching), your most recently updated C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, contact information of three references. In your cover letter, please cite areas of expertise and courses you are interested in teaching.


Optional application materials: teaching evaluations, certified copies of transcripts, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching and/or service (also called Statement of Contributions to Diversity). Applicants may also choose to provide contact information for two additional references for a total of five references. All materials and information should be submitted electronically.


If reference letters are 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 (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.


For information about position or application process please contact swdean@berkeley.edu.


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:



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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Teaching evaluation (Optional)

  • Certified copies of transcript (Optional)

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



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