Lecturer Pool - Economics

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Next review date: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 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.


Lecturer Position

The Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley is recruiting a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach core and upper-division undergraduate courses in Economics. Positions may be available as early as spring 2020, but applications will be accepted through October 6, 2020 to fill ongoing needs. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Department. Applicants will also be considered for open positions in Summer Sessions. Positions may range from 17% -100% (one - six courses).

Teaching Responsibilities

The Department of Economics is seeking outstanding instructors to be appointed in the Non-Senate Lecturer title series who can teach small and large courses (300 or more students) in, but not limited to, the subject areas listed below:

Core Courses
Introduction to Economics (one semester combination of Principles of Micro and Macro)
Economic Analysis - Micro (Theory)
Economic Analysis - Macro (Theory)
Economic Statistics and Econometrics
Upper-Division Courses (particularly within the following areas):
Chinese Economy
Economic Development
Economic History
Financial Economics
Global Inequality & Growth
Health Economics
Industrial Organization
International Trade
International Monetary Economics
Labor Economics
Public Economics
Psychology and Economics
Urban Economics
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.

Basic qualifications (required at the time of application):
PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program

Additional (required by the start date of the position):
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)

Preferred qualifications:
A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in Economics or a related discipline, is preferred. Demonstrated experience with courses in Economics, and a track record of excellence in teaching to a diverse undergraduate student body.

The minimum starting rate for Lecturers in Economics is $12,000 per course. This is calculated using the minimum annual salary listed on the Non-Senate Faculty Instructional Salary Scale for a six (6) course load that comes closest to $12,000/course but not lower. As of July 1, 2019, the minimum annual salary for non-senate instructors is $72,170. This salary divided by a six course load equals $12,028/course. Some credit may be given to prior college-level teaching experience per Non-Senate Faculty guidelines (not including graduate student or Summer Session teaching).

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Economics. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02312

Contact information for 3 references required.

Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists.

All reference 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 (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.

The posting will remain open until October 6, 2020 to accommodate departmental needs. The Department typically reviews applications for course needs in October/November prior to the next academic year; however, applications will be reviewed throughout the academic year and leading up to any particular semester, including hiring for Summer Sessions. The pool will close on October 6, 2020. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in APRecruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is not a future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

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

Please direct questions to: lecrecruit-econ@berkeley.edu.

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.

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Preferably recent teaching evaluations, including feedback from students.
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).
Statement of Teaching
Reference requirements
3 required (contact information only)