Lecturer Global Studies and Political Economy ISSP College of Letters & Science
The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program (ISSP) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a temporary lecturer to teach Political Economy and Global Studies . Positions may range from 33% to 100% time with an expected start date of 7/1/2020.
Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department.
The ISSP offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors: Political Economy and Global Studies. In addition, it houses 2 interdisciplinary graduate programs: Global Studies and Asian Studies.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching one or more of the following courses:
World History: a survey course in modern world history, with an emphasis on political economy;
Classical Theories of Political Economy;
Contemporary Theories of Political Economy;
Special topics in Political Economy, such as development, globalization, inequality, poverty, and policy-related issues;
Special topics in Global Studies, such as humanities-related issues;
Regional courses (example, Africa, Asia, Middle East, etc.) that address global themes;
Interdisciplinary approaches to global studies;
Critical Thinking and/or Theories and Methods courses;
Thesis writing courses.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or a course web site, and managing teaching assistants.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Required at time of application: Advancement to candidacy in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Required by start date: A PhD (or equivalent international degree). At least one year of experience teaching college-level courses.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in the fields of history, political science, economics, sociology, or geography. Academic experience with Political Economy, Global Studies, and/or interdisciplinary approaches to research or regional studies. A commitment to, and experience with undergraduate teaching preferred. Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to diversity and equal opportunity.
SALARY: $56,381 minimum full-time annual salary base; actual salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time per academic term.
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their work.
REFERENCES: 3-5 references required (contact information only). Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. All recommendation 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.
Please direct questions to Nanette Hara, Academic Personnel Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org. The University is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
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 (link is external)) prior to submitting their letters.
Appointments for Fall semester are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester in October or November, and Summer Session appointments in March.
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.
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, 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.
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