Lecturer Pool in Philosophy
University of California Berkeley - Department of Philosophy
United States

The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to serve as teachers or teaching assistants for lecture courses in philosophy should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed (including hiring for Summer Sessions). The number of positions varies from semester to semester and summer, depending upon the needs of the department. Positions may range from 27% to 100% time for one semester or one summer session. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (UC Berkeley’s academic calendar can be viewed at http://registrar.berkeley.edu/calendar), and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Basic qualifications:

Bachelor's or equivalent international degree with completion of all degree requirements required at the time of application.
Preferred Qualifications: Degree in philosophy or related field is preferred and previous experience teaching is desirable by start date.

General duties may include (but are not limited to):

teaching or co-teaching one or more sections of a lecture course (or courses) or leading two to three weekly discussion sections per course. Other responsibilities may include, grading student assignments, providing individual student consultations, campus web-based course resources and attending all weekly course lectures.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In accordance with the current American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Unit 18 Lecturer salary scale, starting annual, full-time salary is $54,738 (27% of full-time salary for one semester is $7,390). Some credit will be given for prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02190.

Contact information for three professional/academic references is required. While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the Department may later request letters from finalists’ references. If requested, 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.

Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April and May, and in October and November for spring course needs, and summer course needs in March and April, and on an as--needed basis. The pool will close on June 11, 2020; if you would like 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 APRecruit 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.

Applicants can direct questions to philsearch@berkeley.edu. Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at http://philosophy.berkeley.edu.

The Philosophy Department seeks candidates whose teaching or other related areas have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Berkeley has an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable.

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.

Berkeley, CA

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

Document requirements
Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Student Course Evaluations (Optional) - No more than 3 courses, 1 of 3

Student Course Evaluations (Optional) - No more than 3 courses, 2 of 3

Student Course Evaluations (Optional) - No more than 3 courses, 3 of 3

Reference requirements
3 required (contact information only)

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