Lecturer History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Environment, or Quantitative/Computational History Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

Job Type: Faculty, Non-Tenured

Application Deadline: March 3, 2020


Open date: March 5th, 2019
Next review date: March 22nd, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 3rd, 2020
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 History at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses primarily in the History of Science (broadly defined, including Science and Technology Studies) and Quantitative/Computational History should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 16% to 100% time, which would translate to 1 to 6 courses over a two semester academic year.

The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Environment, or Quantitative/Computational History, pending openings.

Basic qualifications (at time of application): The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation.

Additional qualifications (by start date): A PhD or equivalent international degree is required by the start date. Demonstrated teaching experience is required by the start date.

Preferred qualifications: A PhD or equivalent international degree in History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Environment, or Quantitative/Computational history, or related field. Demonstrated teaching excellence in the appropriate fields with undergraduates and, where appropriate, graduate students.

Salary range: $54,738 – $60,419, based on a two semester, 100% time appointment. Starting salary will be commensurate with past college-level teaching experience.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding regular office hours, calculating grades, advising students, preparing course materials, managing GSIs, and attending appropriate meetings/orientations, etc.

Applicants whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are encouraged to apply.

The department encourages individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service) to apply. UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable.

To apply, please go to this link.

Contact information for two references is required. Letters of recommendation are not required for applications to this pool. If reference letters are later 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 prior to submitting their letters.

Applications will be reviewed for appointments during the 2019-2020 academic year (Summer Sessions 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 semesters). Reviews will continue as needed throughout the year. The final review date for this search will be March 3rd, 2020.

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.

Questions about this position may be addressed to Professor John Connelly, Vice Chair for Curriculum, Department of History (jfconnel@berkeley.edu). Questions about the application process can be directed to Kimberly Bissell, Academic Personnel Coordinator, at history-ap@berkeley.edu.

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, click here.


Document requirements

  • Cover Letter – Please indicate in bold in the first paragraph of your cover letter your area(s) of specialization noting time period, any regional emphasis and topical focus (History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Environment, Qualitative/Computational History, or if other, please specify specialization).
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Sample Syllabus
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)


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Posted: March 21, 2019