Lecturer – JD Program/Experiential Education – School of Law
School of Law – JD Program
Open date: July 30th, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Jul 29, 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.
Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors should openings arise. Openings are generally part-time.
Berkeley Law is one of the premier law schools in the United States. Our programs are demanding, engaging, hands-on, and selective. We expect our faculty and lecturers to demonstrate a strong commitment to academic rigor and intellectual diversity.
The J.D. and LL.M. programs are host to a diverse and constantly evolving curriculum. Hundreds of courses are offered, including dozens in our top-ranked Law and Technology, International Law, Social Justice, and Environmental Law programs.
Within the Experiential Education curriculum, instructors teach courses in litigation and transactional lawyering skills, including negotiation, pre-trial practice, civil trial practice, criminal trial practice, appellate advocacy, legal writing, drafting, legal research, alternative dispute resolution, oral advocacy, mediation, and other related professional practice education. These courses are taught experientially, using extensive simulation, video, and other "learning by doing" pedagogies.
Please see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/courseSearch.php for curricular details.
General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.
Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent international degree, is required at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications: J.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. or Master’s degree, or equivalent international degree, or Bachelor’s degree combined with a minimum of five years working experience, is required by the start date.
Preferred Qualifications: Legal practice experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach and experience teaching law school courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations. If applicant applies with a degree other than a J.D., a degree in an area of curricular need and law-related experience is preferred.
Salary: Starting annual full-time salary is currently $56,381, prorated according to teaching workload. The starting salary for an instructor teaching one course for a semester at the law school ranges from
$4,792 to $9,303 depending on the associated workload.
Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02222.
To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed when openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January and for spring semester in July.
Letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and/or other materials or information may be requested of top candidates. 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 part (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.
The applicant pool will close on July 29, 2020; candidates who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.
Please direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
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.
Curriculum Vitae or Bio – Your most recently updated C.V. or Bio.
Cover Letter – A cover letter describing your interest in teaching and identifying the course(s) you propose to teach.
Courses of Interest – Please identify the course(s) you are interested in teaching. You may refer to pre-existing courses or your own proposed course.
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).