Job ID: 194698

Lecturer Pool - Psychology

University of California Berkeley

  • Sep. 16, 2022
  • Lecturer Pool - Psychology
  • University of California Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 01/05/2023
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Psychology - General

Lecturer Pool - Psychology

Position overview
Salary range: $56,945 is the current minimum starting salary (full-time); salary to commensurate based on teaching experience. Percent time: Part-time or Full-time. Summer Sessions - appointments are handled on a by-agreement basis.
Academic Year - A co-taught course typically results in a 17% appointment, and a single course typically results in a 33% appointment. Therefore, appointments may vary from 17%-100%, depending on the needs of the department. Anticipated start: Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer sessions in March. Position duration: Semester Application Window

Open date: January 5, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 9, 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: Thursday, Jan 5, 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 Psychology Department at University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors ("Lecturer" title series) to teach courses in the Department of Psychology. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Psychology Department.

The Psychology Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

Teaching Responsibilities
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach a range of possible courses that vary in size and subject area. Subject areas include the ones listed below.

Core Courses
Subject areas include:
Applied Early Developmental Psychology
Human Happiness

General Duties
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing graders and/or graduate student instructors (teaching assistants), holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Those teaching large courses are expected to work with, meet with, and mentor graduate student instructors.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.
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.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD (or international equivalent degree) by the start date of service. Applicant must be eligible to legally work in the United States.
Preferred qualifications

A track record of distinguished teaching to a diverse undergraduate student body.
Application Requirements
Document requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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

  • Copy of Transcript (verifies highest degree earned)

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (preferably teaching evaluations)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will be contacted for finalists.
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Campus Information

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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:

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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