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  • Lecturer - Legal Studies Program - School of Law

    University of California, Berkeley

    Open date: December 20th, 2018
    Last review date: Wednesday, Sep 18, 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: Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 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 to teach courses in our Legal Studies program should openings arise. Openings are generally part-time.

    Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that engages the meanings, values, practices, and institutions of law and legality. The faculty of Berkeley Law’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program (JSP) has primary responsibility for the Legal Studies program at UC Berkeley. JSP faculty and other Law faculty teach a curriculum that examines how law shapes, and is shaped by, political, economic, and cultural forces. The major is designed to stimulate critical understanding of and inquiry about the theoretical frameworks, historical dynamics, and cultural embeddedness of law. Please see for details of the curriculum.

    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 Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent postgraduate international degree, and experience teaching at the postsecondary level, are required at the time of application.

    Preferred qualifications: Excellent student evaluation scores as primary instructor of an undergraduate course at an accredited university. Expertise in one or more areas of the legal studies curriculum (I. Crime, Law and Social Control; II. Law and Culture; III. Law and Markets; IV. Law, Rights, and Social Change; V. Law and Sovereignty), and a record of active research and publication in the field of Legal Studies.

    Salary: Our starting annual full-time salary is $54,738, prorated according to teaching workload. Credit may be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

    Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the following link: Applicants must submit proof of degree, curriculum vitae, and a written statement of no more than 500 words explaining their expertise and interest in teaching legal studies courses. As evidence of teaching quality, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit up to three sets of course evaluations.

    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; for spring semester in August; and for summer sessions in September. Applicants will only be contacted if openings arise. Additional materials may be requested of finalists.
    The applicant pool will close on December 13, 2019; candidates who have yet to receive an offer and who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

    Please direct questions to:

    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:

    Berkeley, CA

    More information about this recruitment:

    Document requirements
    Proof of Degree
    Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    Statement of Teaching - Written statement of no more than 500 words explaining expertise and interest in teaching legal studies courses.
    Course Evaluations - As evidence of teaching quality, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit up to three sets of course evaluations.
    Course Evaluations (Optional)


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