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Lecturer - Cognitive Science - IAS/ISSP - Letters & Science
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2019
Title Lecturer - Cognitive Science - IAS/ISSP - Letters & Science
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 10/15/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Psychology - Cognitive

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 24th, 2018

Last review date: Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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.

University of California, Berkeley
International and Area Studies/International Social Sciences Program
Cognitive Science

The Cognitive Science Program at the University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach Cognitive Science 1 (Introduction to Cognitive Science), upper division courses on Cognitive Psychology, Computational Modeling, Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, and cognition-related social sciences, and possibly other undergraduate courses in the Cognitive Science Program should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the program. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time per term (i.e. teaching load of 1-3 courses during the Summer, Fall, or Spring term).

This pool will remain open until October 15, 2019 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Applications for fall semester appointments are usually reviewed in April, spring semester appointments in October, and summer appointments in March. If you wish to remain in the pool after October 15, 2019, you will need to reapply

The job includes preparing and delivering lectures, holding office hours, coordinating and meeting with GSIs (Graduate Student Instructors), and performing other duties as needed.

Salary is commensurate with experience; the range starts at $54,738, minimum full-time annual salary base, commensurate with qualification and experience.

Basic qualifications: (at the time of application): Advancement to candidacy in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.

Additional qualifications: (by position start date): A PhD (or equivalent international degree).

Preferred qualifications: A commitment to, and experience with, undergraduate teaching, preferably in the areas of Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology or Neuroscience. Must demonstrate ability to teach effectively in a dynamic learning environment. Must demonstrate experience with, and deep knowledge of, interdisciplinary inquiry and research as connected to the study of the mind. Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to diversity and equal opportunity.

The Cognitive Science Program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit the following required documents:

Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Summary of Teaching Experience
Contact information for three to four references.

Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. If requested, all recommendation 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: ( prior to submitting their letters.

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.

Please direct questions to MacKenzie Moore (

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:

Job location Berkeley, CA

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Cover Letter
Summary of Teaching Experience

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