Lecturer (College of Natural Resources)

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, US

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 4th, 2020

Next review date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 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 Rausser College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in a wide variety of disciplines, should an opening arise. At CNR, we study natural and human systems from biological, ecological, economic, and social science perspectives. With more than 120 faculty and approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 500 graduate students, we engage the issues that shape the complex, interconnected world of the 21st century, from sustainable systems to obesity, from water policy to energy policy, and from the far-reaching impacts of climate change to the linkages between the human genome, diet, and disease. Further information about CNR can be found at http://cnr.berkeley.edu

Potential course topics may include those mentioned above and/or natural resource management; environmental economics; climate change and energy; strategic planning and project management; innovation, product development and marketing; law, politics and policymaking; community driven development; public health.

The College is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. 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.

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

Basic Qualifications (at the time of application):

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent international degree, is required at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent international degree, or PhD or equivalent international degree, in an area related to Natural Resources or International Development.
  • Five years of college-level teaching experience and/or industry experience is preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02603.

Letters of reference may be requested of finalists. When and if the College contacts references, 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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the college. Appointments are typically part-time and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs through April 30, 2021. Applications are typically reviewed for fall course needs in April/May, for spring course needs in October/November, and for summer session course needs in February/March. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 2020 Summer Sessions face-to-face classes will be offered via remote (non-face-to-face) delivery. Those interested in remaining in the pool after April 30, 2021 will need to reapply.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Please direct questions to Ally Covington at [email protected].

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





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