Lecturer – Folklore and Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 30th, 2018
Last review date: May 14th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 26th, 2019
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 Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Folklore and Socio-Cultural Anthropology, should an opening arise. Applications will be accepted and reviewed according to
department needs. This pool will remain open until April 26, 2019 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for Fall and Spring semester are usually reviewed in April/May and Summer appointments are reviewed in October. If you wish to remain in the pool after April 26, 2019 you will need to reapply. Positions may range from 33% to 67% time, respectively equivalent to one or two courses per semester.



We are especially interested in Anthropologists and Folklorists who can teach one or two undergraduate courses in a topical field of their expertise, or which satisfy our upper division major requirements and electives in Socio-Cultural Anthropology (e.g., geographic area or methods courses). We are particularly interested in applicants who can teach courses in the following fields: Post-communist transformations in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; language, culture and society; and medical anthropology. We also welcome applicants with innovative approaches to any other field within Folklore and Socio-Cultural anthropology, and whose teaching might supplement current curriculum gaps in the department. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, and managing GSIs.



Minimum Basic Qualifications Required (at the time of application):
Minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except dissertation.



Additional Qualifications (by start date):
A PhD or equivalent degree in Anthropology or Folklore is required by the start date. Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience preferred.
Salary is dependent on college-level teaching experience.

UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable.



To apply for a lecturer appointment go to AP Recruit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01728


Curriculum Vitae (Your most recently updated C.V.) Cover Letter
Writing Sample – 20 page min.
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness – Such as course evaluations Sample Syllabus – Sample Syllabus for each proposed course Sample Syllabus (Optional)
REFERENCES: Please name two references, contact information only. 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 department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Please direct questions to Angelica Espinoza at angelicae@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

Job location

Berkeley, CA




Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness – Such as course evaluations
  • Sample Syllabus – Sample Syllabus for each proposed course
  • Sample Syllabus (Optional)
  • Writing Sample – 20 page minimum
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)



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