Lecturer (Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, US

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 28th, 2017
Next review date: December 14th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: November 30th, 2018
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 Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturer positions (including summer sessions) to teach courses in Environmental Science and related topics. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. Applicants will be typically selected from this pool for one semester; some appointments will begin in the spring 2018 semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department.

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, or large lecture and/or laboratory courses, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Potential course topics may include environmental science, environmental policy, ecology, forestry, insect biology, GIS/remote sensing, statistics and data analysis, range management, resource management, climate science, biodiversity, conservation biology, land use as well as courses that examine social, cultural, economic and political aspects of natural resources and the environment.

General Duties – The primary responsibilities for Lecturer positions include:
• Delivering lectures and holding office hours
• Planning and preparing lessons; researching and developing new topics, teaching materials and online resources
• Supervising Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), if applicable
• Developing exams and projects and assigning grades
• Maintaining accurate records and monitoring students’ progress, as well as addressing any special student needs
• Maintaining knowledge of, and implementing, college policies

Qualifications: A Master’s degree or equivalent degree in an area related to Environmental Science is required by the time of application. A B.A./B.S. plus experience of at least 5 years shall be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree or equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in an area related to Environmental Science is preferred. Preferred qualifications also include teaching experience and strong professional references.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (starting annual, full-time salary is $53,402). Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

To apply, please go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/jpf01579. Interested individuals should submit a current CV, a statement of teaching (which should include past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion [please also indicate subject areas of interest regarding teaching]), and the names and contact information of three referees. Letters of reference may be requested of finalists.
Filenames should include the applicant’s last and first names. It is optional to include a copy of transcript and evidence of teaching effectiveness. 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.

The posting will remain open until November 30, 2018 to accommodate future Department needs. Candidates who wish to remain in the pool after November 30, 2018 will need to reapply. Applicants can direct questions to [email protected]. Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu and http://berkeley.edu.

This is a non-tenured, temporary position: the appointments to the title of Lecturer are self-terminating (no further notice on non-reappointment will be forthcoming) and do not create an obligation on the part of the University either to extend or renew the appointment outlined above. Any reappointment will be preceded by an assessment.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. 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.