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Lecturer Pool — All Specializations — Department of History

Positions Overview

Salary range$64,329 - $72,403; Starting salary will be commensurate with past college-level teaching experience. The posted UC academic salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/2022-23-academic-salary-scales.html) 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: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t15.pdf
Percent time: 17% to 100%. Part-time or Full-time.
Anticipated start: Appointments for Fall and Spring semesters as well as Summer sessions are usually reviewed in March.
Position duration: Fall and/or Spring; Summer: depends on session.


Application Window

Open dateJanuary 31st, 2023

Most recent review date:Monday, Apr 17, 2023 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 dateWednesday, Jan 31, 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 Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses should an opening arise.

The Department of History is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in all areas of History (Africa, Ancient Greece & Rome, Byzantine, Early Modern Europe, East Asia, North America, Jewish, Late Modern Europe, Medieval Europe, Middle East, Science, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and other various needs), pending openings.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding regular office hours, calculating grades, advising students, preparing course materials, managing GSIs, and attending appropriate meetings/orientations, etc.

It is important to mark any and all specializations that match your area of expertise. If you would be available for or interested specifically in summer teaching, please indicate as a specialization as well.

Please note: 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.

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


Qualifications 

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A 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)

(by start date) A PhD (or equivalent international degree) is required by the start date. Demonstrated teaching experience is required by the start date.

Preferred qualifications

A PhD (or equivalent international degree) in History, or related field. Demonstrated teaching excellence in the appropriate fields with undergraduates and, where appropriate, graduate students.


Application Requirements 

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Please indicate in bold in the first paragraph of your cover letter your area(s) of specialization noting time period, any regional emphasis and topical focus.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Sample Syllabus

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03814

Help contact: history-ap@berkeley.edu


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: 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 – 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 contractPostdoctoral contractResearch Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.


Job Location

Berkeley, CA

Assistant Professor – Japan and the Northeast Asia region ca. 1500-present - Department of History

Position Overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position:https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1.pdf. The current base salary range for this position is $74,600.00–$97,200.00. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Anticipated start: 07/01/2024


Application Window

Open dateAugust 7, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final dateSunday, Oct 1, 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 University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of History.

The position is defined as "Japan and the Northeast Asia region since 1500." We welcome particularly applications from candidates whose research and teaching engage with the history of Japan and its interactions with the peoples, cultures, and polities of its region and/or the Euro-American presence from ca 1500 onward. Specialists in all subfields of historical study are warmly encouraged to apply.

In the Department of History and the Division of Social Sciences, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. Our Division is committed to upholding the university’s principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment.

Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:
https://ls.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/social-sciences/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

And specific resources within The Department of History: https://history.berkeley.edu/resources/equity-diversity-inclusion

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.


Qualifications

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.

Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by date of hire.v


Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • 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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations - Should you find it challenging to provide teaching evaluations, kindly submit a memo clarifying the reason for the unavailability and indicating whether they can be provided at a later date.

  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work - Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapters

  • Syllabi (Optional)

  • Additional Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work - Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapters
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04027

Help contact: history-ap@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 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.


Job Location

Berkeley, CA