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Lecturer - Berkeley Brilliance - College of Letters & Science
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2023
Title Lecturer - Berkeley Brilliance - College of Letters & Science
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 09/13/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Education - General

Lecturer - Berkeley Brilliance - College of Letters & Science

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 expectation for the full-time salary range for this position is $66,259-$76,813.

Percent time: 25%

Anticipated start: Applicants will be accepted and reviewed for department needs through August 31, 2024. Typically, applications are considered in March and April for fall course needs, in July through September for spring course needs, and September and October for summer course needs; however, screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The pool will close August 31, 2024; applicants wishing to remain in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

Position duration: The number of available positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department.

Application Window
Open date: September 14, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Sep 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Sep 13, 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 College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a lecturer to teach L&S 110: Brilliance of Berkeley. L&S 110 is a course that offers new Berkeley students, first-year admits and transfer admits, an opportunity to appreciate the range of rich academic experiences that make studying at Berkeley worthwhile. Each week, Students will hear guest lectures from luminary Berkeley faculty from diverse colleges and schools. The course enrolls students in-person and online-synchronous; students who choose to register online watch the lectures synchronously at the same time as the in-person students on Fridays from 12-2pm.

Teaching L&S 110 includes working with guest speakers around their student engagement activities; opening and closing each class session to provide continuity throughout the term; facilitating Q&A and in-class and out-of-class activities (e.g. polling, group reflective responses); managing communications over bCourses; and supervising the undergraduate readers. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials, and maintaining a course website. The instructor of record for this course is a senate faculty member but the lecturer will serve as the primary point of contact for all aspects of the course. The guest lecturer schedule will be organized and confirmed by a staff member who will support the course which already has an established syllabus and a menu of in-class and out-of-class activities in place.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Basic qualifications (at time of application): must have an advanced degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Additional qualifications (by start date): Completion of advanced degree or an equivalent international degree. Candidates must already be authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred qualifications
Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, and experience working with a diverse student population in preferred. College-level teaching experience is preferred. Knowledge of accessible technologies and universal design in instruction is preferred.

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.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Reference letters may be requested of finalists.
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Campus Information

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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