The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time lecturers to teach courses in Environmental Science and related topics. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (UC Berkeley’s academic calendar can be viewed at http://registrar.berkeley.edu/), and appointments may be renewed based on need, funding, and performance.
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, or large lecture courses. Potential course topics may include environmental science, environmental policy, ecology, forestry, insect biology, GIS/remote sensing, statistics and data analysis, range management, resource management, climate science, biodiversity, land use as well as courses that examine social, cultural, economic and political aspects of natural resources and the environment.
General Duties - The primary responsibilities for Lecturer positions include:
- Delivering lectures and holding office hours
- Planning and preparing lessons; researching and developing new topics, teaching materials and online resources
- Supervising Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), if applicable
- Developing exams and projects, and grading them (or supervising GSIs in the marking)
- Maintaining accurate records and monitoring students' progress, as well as addressing any special student needs
- Maintaining knowledge of, and implementing, college policies
Qualifications: The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of all PhD degree requirements except the dissertation. The doctoral degree or equivalent in Environmental Sciences or a field appropriate for the needed course is required by the date of hire. Additional qualifications include teaching experience and strong professional references.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (starting annual, full-time salary is $49,012). Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).
To apply, please submit the following online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00631: 1) most recently updated curriculum vitae, 2) statement on teaching philosophy and experience, including past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion (please also indicate subject areas of interest regarding teaching), and 3) contact information for three referees who may be asked to submit a letter of recommendation. Submission of evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or a copy of transcript are optional, but recommended. Each document should be submitted as a separate pdf file.
Filenames should include the applicant’s last and first names. 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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The initial review date will be January 5, 2015, but the posting will remain open until November 30, 2016 to accommodate future Department needs. Candidates who wish to remain in the pool after November 30, 2016 will need to reapply. Applicants can direct questions to email@example.com. Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu and http://berkeley.edu.
This is a non-tenured, temporary position: the appointments to the title of Lecturer are self-terminating (no further notice on non-reappointment will be forthcoming) and do not create an obligation on the part of the University either to extend or renew the appointment outlined above. Any reappointment will be preceded by an assessment.
The Department seeks candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.