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  • Lecturer Pool Global Poverty and Practice ISSP/IAS College of Letters & Science

    University of California Berkeley

    Lecturer Pool Global Poverty and Practice ISSP/IAS College of Letters & Science

    Position overview
    Salary range: $62,455 current starting salary (100% time annual); commensurate with experience.

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

    Anticipated start: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023 The Department typically reviews applications for course needs in August-November for spring appointments, and February/March for fall. January - April for summer.

    Position duration: Semester

    Application Window
    Open date: April 30, 2022

    Most recent review date: Sunday, May 15, 2022 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: Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 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

    Lecturer - Global Poverty and Practice Minor - ISSP
    College of Letters & Science, University of California, Berkeley

    The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program (ISSP) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a temporary lecturer to teach interdisciplinary core courses serving the Global Poverty and Practice Minor. ISSP offers two innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate majors: Political Economy and Global Studies.The department also serves as the academic home of a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate minor, Global Poverty & Practice, in collaboration with the Blum Center for Developing Economies. One of the largest minors on campus, GPP's rationale is that any major on campus is enriched with attention to poverty and inequality.

    DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching one or more of the following courses related to Global Poverty:

    • Global Poverty: Challenges and Hopes (Lecture)

    • Ethics, Methods, and Pragmatics of Global Practice (Seminar)

    • Global Poverty and Practice Capstone Reflection (Seminar)

      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 that for those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. The department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

      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). At least one year of experience teaching college-level courses.

      Preferred qualifications
      Teaching experience in the fields of global development, poverty/inequality, and/or poverty alleviation.

      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 (for additional information go to

      • 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)

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      Campus Information

      Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

      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 condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

      Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer (IX) contract, Postdoctoral (PX) contract, Academic Researcher (RA) contract, and Librarian (LX ) contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

      Job location
      Berkeley, CA

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