Lecturer in Psychology
University of California Berkeley
United States

Lecturer Pool - Psychology (Includes Summer Sessions)

Job #JPF02298
  • College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences - Psychology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 23rd, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 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.


The University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary part time instructors (“Lecturer” title series) to teach courses in the Department of Psychology during the fall, spring, and summer should the need arise. Applicants will be selected from this pool throughout the academic year as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Psychology Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. 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.

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 (up to 300 or more students) and subject area. Subject areas include the ones listed below:

Core Courses:
General Psychology (classroom and online)
Research and Data Analysis in Psychology
Teaching Psychology (course on the teaching of psychology)

Upper-Division Courses (in areas including but not limited to the following):
Basic Issues in Cognition
Biological Psychology
The Developing Brain
Biology of Learning and Neural Plasticity
Developmental Psychology
Cultural Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by the time of application):
Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree program at the time of application.

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

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
A track record of distinguished teaching to a diverse undergraduate student body.
PhD in Psychology or a related discipline.

Salary commensurate with education and 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 $56,381.)

Applicants will be asked to provide a copy of the transcript to verify the highest degree earned. Although copies are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon receipt of an original, certified transcript.

Applicants will also be required to include contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted for finalists.
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 (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.

Under Federal Law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
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.

Application Submission:
Apply online: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02298

Please direct questions to psychsearch@berkeley.edu and include “Lecturer” in the subject line.

Job location

Berkeley, CA


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 https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Copy of Transcript (verifies highest degree earned)

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (preferably teaching evaluations) (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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