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Date Posted: 12/8/17

Lecturer Pool- Department of Rhetoric- UC Berkeley

The Department of Rhetoric is a leading center for interdisciplinary research and teaching in the
humanities and social sciences, committed to the study of rhetorical traditions from the
classical to the contemporary eras. Linked by a common interest in the functions of discourse
in all its forms, faculty and students engage the theoretical, historical and cultural dimensions
of interpretation and criticism, in the fields as diverse as political theory gender, law, media
studies, philosophy, arts and literature.

The department invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach
upper division undergraduate courses, should a need arise, in any of the following possible
areas: History, Theory of Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Law, Rhetoric of Science, Rhetoric of Religion,
Political Theory, Rhetoric of Images and Reading and Composition.

The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool
beyond that time must reapply. Positions will be part-time (typically 33% or 40% per course),
renewable, non-tenure-track beginning as early as the Spring 2018 semester. The number of
positions will vary from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on
need, funding and performance.

The position will remain open through December 3, 2018. Typically, the department reviews
applications for fall teaching in March and April, and applications for spring teaching in October
and November.

General duties: in addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office
hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g.., syllabus), and
interacting with students outside of class time via email and campus web-based course

Minimal qualification: (required at the time of the application):
• Completed PhD degree or equivalent degree in any humanistic field or related field.

Additional qualifications: (required by the employment start date):
• Experience teaching at the college level in the United States
• If hired to teach R&C, demonstrate experience teaching reading and writing in English

Preferred qualifications:
• Potential for successful advising, and mentoring.
• Potential for program development and designing new courses.

Salary: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current unit
18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions. (The starting 100% full-time annual gross salary rate
is currently $53,402.)

To apply please visit:
Please direct questions to Prof. Daniel Boyarin, Chair:

Required application materials:
• Cover letter including a description of your specializations and how you meet the above
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three professional/academic references

While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the
department may later request letters from the finalists' references. If requested, all letters will
be treated as confidential per University of California and California state law. Please refer
potential referees, including when letters provided via a third-party (i.e., dossier service or
career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting the letters.

The department may later request teaching and/or research statements, evidence of teaching
effectiveness, such as past course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc., but they are not required
at time of application.

UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they
balance work and family. We encourage applications from individuals who contribute to
diversity and higher education. The program is interested in candidates who will contribute to
diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and
service. 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:

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