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Lecturer - German at University of California-Berkeley

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Type: Full Time
Location: Berkeley, California

Job Description:


Open date: June 24th, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Wednesday, Jun 24, 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.


German Lecturer Pool
Department of German
University of California
College of Letters and Sciences/Arts and Humanities

The Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a pool of part time, renewable, non tenure track lecturers to teach German language courses (of various levels) and possibly upper-level courses in such areas as translation and multilingualism, German literature, and contemporary Germany (e.g. migration, nationalism, media, and popular culture). In addition to instruction, general duties include holding office hours, developing syllabi and assignments, writing and grading exams, and grading and commenting on papers. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.

The number of positions varies from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. The position will remain open until filled to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Typically, the Department reviews applications for summer and fall teaching in April, and applications for spring teaching in October and November. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester).

Basic Qualifications (by the time of application): Completed master s degree (or equivalent international degree) is required to teach both language and literature/culture courses.

Preferred Qualifications:
Native or near-native fluency in German and English.
Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level in the U.S.
For language instruction: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, familiarity with college-level language programs, and relevant teaching experience using current language-teaching methodologies.
For literature/culture instruction: Demonstrated expertise of German language literature and culture with emphasis in translation, migration and interaction, media and popular culture.

For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment). The Program is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary rate of a minimum of $54,738.00 for positions ranging from 33% to 100% each semester. Actual salary will be commensurate with college level teaching experience.
Applications must be submitted online Questions may be directed to

The contact information for three references are required.

Letters of recommendation are not required for applications to this pool. If reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: (

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in 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.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the German department. 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.

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:


Berkeley, California


Document requirements


Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of teaching experience and teaching philosophy

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

Teaching Evaluations from the last two years (Optional)

Reference requirements

* 3 required (contact information only)