JOE - December 2012

University of California, Berkeley
Social Science Division
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Lecturer
Section: 2 -- US: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
D -- Microeconomics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F1 -- Trade
F4 -- Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
O1 -- Economic Development
Keywords: Lecturer, Economics, Berkeley
Deadline Date: 05/31/2013
Salary Range: The salary per course will be based on a minimum annual salary of $73,499 for 6 courses, with some credit given for prior college-level teaching experience (not including Graduate Student Instructor or summer session teaching).

JOE ID Number: 201212_396742

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The UC Berkeley Department of Economics invites applications for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturer positions. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be selected from this pool throughout the academic year (including summer). The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Economics Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Teaching Responsibilities
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach large courses (300 or more students) in 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)
-Psychology and Economics
-Financial Economics
-Public Economics
-Economic Development
-Economic History
-International Trade
-International Monetary Economics
-Labor Economics
-Health 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.

Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Economics or a related discipline, conferred by the start of service, i.e. by the first day of class, and a track record of distinguished teaching to a diverse undergraduate student body.

The Economics 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.

The salary per course will be based on a minimum annual salary of $73,499 for six (6) courses, with some credit given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

Application Materials
To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents:
1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4) Copy of Transcript (verifies highest degree
5) Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (preferably teaching evaluations)
6) Contact Information for Three (3) Professional References (name, address, phone number, organization/institution, email address)

*Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon receipt of an original, certified transcript.

*If reference letters are solicited by the Department, they 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:
Application Instructions:

The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2013. Apply online: If sending by mail, please contact us at We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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