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Lecturer Pool - Summer English Language Studies - College Writing Programs
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2023
Title Lecturer Pool - Summer English Language Studies - College Writing Programs
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 07/31/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • English as a Second Language

Lecturer Pool - Summer English Language Studies - College Writing Programs

Position overview
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position: A reasonable estimate for this position is $1825 per unit, by agreement with Berkeley Summer Sessions.

Review timeline: Applications are typically reviewed for summer session course needs in April.

Position duration: Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs through July 31, 2023. Applications are typically reviewed throughout the spring and early summer depending on course needs. The pool will close July 31, 2023; applicants wishing to remain in the pool after that time will need to submit their applications anew.

Application Window
Open date: February 6, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Jun 9, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jul 31, 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

The College Writing Programs at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in the Summer English Language Studies (SELS) program should openings arise. Courses in the Summer English Language Studies program are aimed at high-beginning through advanced level students who want to enhance their English language skills, improve job performance, or undertake university work.

The majority of our students are matriculated college students from a variety of geographical locations. Approximately one-fourth of our students are graduate or professional students. We also support high school students whose sights are set on university work in the U.S. Our students have high academic demands, and we set high academic standards.

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from summer to summer depending on the needs of the department. All positions are handled on a by-agreement basis.

Potential needs for Summer 2023 include instruction in the following:

  • English for specific purposes (business, law, science/technology, data science, other)
  • Academic English skills (academic writing, vocabulary, speaking, test preparation, etc.)
  • English through content (art, film, media, etc.).

Position title: Lecturer in Summer Sessions.

Job duties:
Successful applicants will teach one or more summer ESL courses. The curriculum is grounded in theme-based classes and project-based learning. Applicants will have complete responsibility for classes, including crafting syllabi, teaching in a classroom environment, and grading student work. Instructors will also be required to attend faculty meetings.

Successful applicants will have an interest not only in teaching, but also in being part of a faculty team. Participation in faculty development workshops and ongoing self-evaluation are important to our program.

UC lecturers are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement of the UC-AFT.

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.

The College Writing Programs is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. UC Berkeley is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family.

Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Completion of or enrollment in an advanced degree program

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Foreign applicants must have permission to work in the U.S. (Given the short duration of employment, we cannot sponsor work permits.)
  • Completion of advanced degree

Preferred qualifications

  • A Masters' degree or higher, or equivalent international degree, in one of the following fields:
    • applied linguistics
    • language teaching/education
    • ESP discipline (i.e., business, law, science/technology)
  • Three (3) years' or more experience teaching ESL/EFL to adult learners
  • Experience working with students in university-level courses
  • Experience with content-, theme-, and project-based teaching
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Experience living/working outside of the U.S. in a non-English speaking country
  • Basic proficiency in a language other than English
  • Evidence of clear communication skills as presented in application materials

Application Requirements
Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.; no photographs; do NOT indicate age or marital status
  • Cover Letter
  • Up to 12 pages of sample teaching materials - A variety is encouraged to highlight teaching style: classroom materials, sample assignments, an instructor-designed syllabus, etc.

Reference requirements

  • 2 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.

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