Lecturer Pool Portuguese Dept of Spanish & Portuguese

University of California Berkeley

Job Category
Position overview
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t15.pdf . A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,329-$91,718.

Percent time: Positions range from 33% to 100% each semester.

Anticipated start: Positions usually start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester). Summer appointments begin in late May and run into early August. Typically, the Department reviews applications for summer and fall teaching in February-April, and applications for spring teaching in October/November. Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.

Position duration: Semester or full academic year (2 semesters).

Application Window
Open date: September 26, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 31, 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: Tuesday, Sep 26, 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 Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach Portuguese courses in any of the possible areas:

Portuguese language courses

Upper-division Portuguese literature and culture courses (upper-division)

In addition to instruction, general duties include holding office hours, developing syllabi and assignments, writing and grading exams, and grading and commenting on papers. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

The number of positions varies from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review dates specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there are no future review dates specified, your application may not be considered at this time. Applicants wishing to remain in the pool beyond the final date may need to reapply.

Department : https://spanish-portuguese.berkeley.edu/

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Completed master's degree (or equivalent international degree).

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
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 start date of the position. The Department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Preferred qualifications

Native or near-native fluency in Portuguese and English.

College level teaching experience in the U.S.

For language instruction: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, familiarity with college-level language programs, and relevant teaching experience using current communicative language-teaching methodologies.

For literature/culture instruction: Demonstrated expertise and relevant teaching experience in Lusophone literature and culture, with possible emphasis on cultural production from Brazil, Portugal or Luso-Africa, including literature and cinema.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

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 https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity ).

Original Communicative Teaching Activity (1 of 2) - Teaching activities that reflect teaching philosophy.

Original Communicative Teaching Activity (2 of 2) - Teaching activities that reflect teaching philosophy.

Sample Syllabus

Recent Teaching Evaluations (1 of 4) - Maximum of 4. Optional.

Recent Teaching Evaluations (2 of 4) - Maximum of 4. Optional.

Recent Teaching Evaluations (3 of 4) - Maximum of 4. Optional.

Recent Teaching Evaluations (4 of 4) - Maximum of 4. Optional.

Reference requirements

3 required (contact information only)
While only contact information for three references is required at the time of application, the Department may later request letters from finalists' references.
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03654

Help contact: jleaks@berkeley.edu

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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 , as may be amended or revised from time to time. 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

To apply, visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03654

Job Location
Berkeley, California, United States
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