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Lecturer Pool - Global Studies and Political Economy
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Dec. 12, 2023
Title Lecturer Pool - Global Studies and Political Economy
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 06/21/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Public Policy & Administration
    Sociology - General
    Political Science - General
    Government - Policy/Public Affairs
    Economics - International
    Economics - General

Lecturer Pool - Global Studies and Political Economy

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: A reasonable estimate for Lecturer positions is $66,259-$94,470 (full-time rate).

Percent time: 33% to 100% per term depending on need.

Anticipated start: Fall 2023: August 1, 2023
Spring 2024: January 1, 2024
Summer 2024: May 20, 2024

Review timeline: The Department typically reviews applications for course needs in August-November for spring appointments, and February/March for fall.
January - April for summer. Reviews can occur outside of those general time periods if needed.

Position duration: Semester

Application Window
Open date: June 22, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 8, 2024 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: Friday, Jun 21, 2024 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.

Position description

The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program at UC Berkeley offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors: Political Economy and Global Studies. In addition, it houses the interdisciplinary Global Studies graduate program and offers a Designated Emphasis in Political Economy.

The Global Studies and Political Economy Programs at the University of California, Berkeley invites applicants to apply to a pool of qualified temporary instructors.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching one or more of the following courses:

  • Classical Theories of Political Economy;
  • Contemporary Theories of Political Economy;
  • Special topics in Political Economy, such as finance, development, globalization, inequality, poverty, and policy-related issues;
  • World History: a survey course in modern world history, with an emphasis on political economy;
  • Special topics in Global Studies, such as humanities-related issues;
  • Regional courses (example, Africa, Asia, East Europe, Latin America, etc.) that address global themes;
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to global studies;
  • Peace and Conflict Studies;
  • Development Studies;
  • Critical Thinking and/or Theories and Methods courses;
  • Thesis writing courses.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or a course web site, and managing teaching assistants.

Please note: These positions are temporary appointments with no guarantee of reappointment at the end of the term. 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
PhD (or equivalent international degree).

Preferred qualifications
PhD in the fields of history, political science, economics, sociology, geography or related fields. Academic experience with Political Economy, Global Studies, and/or interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, research or regional studies.

A commitment to, and experience with, undergraduate teaching.

Global Studies/Political Economy is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching as well as communicating effectively with a diverse student population.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.
  • Sample Course Syllabus/Syllabi
  • Teaching Evaluations - Please provide teaching evaluations for most recent two semesters of non-Summer, non-Teaching Assistant positions (if available, otherwise include any evaluations).

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please name and provide contact information for references, but the references will not be asked to provide letters unless the analyst requests them.

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About UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

In searches when letters of reference are required 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 prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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