Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies

University of California - Berkeley

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: April 11, 2016


The Interdisciplinary Studies Field major (ISF) at UC Berkeley is an individualized, research-driven program in the Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS). ISF seeks applications for a full time Lecturer to teach a research methods seminar (ISF 189) and Senior Thesis Seminars (ISF 190) that involve supervision of undergraduate research in the social sciences and humanities. This position will teach one research methods seminar and two thesis seminars per semester with the possibility of summer teaching. Lecturers are expected to hold regular office hours, but have no extra-curricular obligations. The position will begin academic year 2016-2017, with the possibility of renewal.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all Ph.D requirements except the dissertation or equivalent, at the time of application. Experience supervising undergraduate research or teaching methodology courses is also required.

Additional Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the start date in a discipline of the social sciences or humanities (including but not limited to anthropology, sociology, history, politics, economics, public health, education, literature, visual culture, philosophy).

Preferred: Experience with statistical methods is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have significant interdisciplinary research experience of their own in one more of these fields and disciplines, and have teaching experience in one or more of these (or other) disciplines, or in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Salary is commensurate with experience $49,012-$72,759

ISF is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01005

Applicants should submit:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• One to three course syllabi emphasizing methodology and research in the social sciences and humanities
• Contact information only of two professional references. Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists
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 position will remain open until filled.

Please direct all inquires to Professor Peter Sahlins at sahlins@berkeley.edu.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity statement:
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.

Posted: March 30, 2016