Lecturer Pool - Thai Language - South and Southeast Asian Studies
University of California Berkeley4.2
Remote Berkeley, CA
Job details
$56,381 a year
Full time
Job description
The department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, invites application of a pool of qualified temporary non-tenure track lecturer positions to teach courses in introductory, intermediate and advanced Thai for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021 should the need arise.

Due to COVID 19 UC Berkeley has begun the fall semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): teaching, holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials and interacting with students via email and/bCourses, and Zoom instructional software.

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 Program 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.

Basic Qualifications (required at time of application): MA degree (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a MA degree (or equivalent international degree) program.

Additional Qualifications (required by start date): MA degree (or equivalent international degree). Demonstrated experience teaching Thai language.

Preferred Qualifications: MA degree (or equivalent international degree) in teaching Thai as a foreign language, linguistics, second language acquisition, literature or related field. Experience with computer-assisted language learning and language instructional software, and online instruction. Native or near-native fluency in Thai; English fluency. Demonstrated experience teaching Thai language, preferably in a college or university setting.

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions may vary each teaching term, depending upon the needs of the Department, and in some semesters may be zero. Positions may vary each semester; the minimum is a 40% workload equivalent to one course.

Salary is commensurate with education and years of college-level teaching experience. The starting minimum full-time equivalent salary is $56,381 in accordance with the current Unit 18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their work. The University is committed to addressing the family needs of employees and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

Appointments for Spring are usually reviewed in October; summer appointments are usually reviewed in March, and fall appointments are typically reviewed in April.

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.
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"Good work/life balance, supportive colleagues/immediate supervisors, not much room for advancement"
Current EmployeeLecturer
As a visiting lecturer, there is no security - you never know if budget will allow for your re-hire each year. Colleagues at the department are wonderful, but their hands are tied as to who they can hire and not.

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The research project was interesting. I was able to learn a great deal from my supervisor and peers. The work helped to give me a sense of purpose too.

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Though these problems are not unique to UC Berkeley, there is clearly not enough support of graduate students from faculty and administration. Pay is quite low, while expectations are very high with (in many fields) relatively low pay-off in terms of career opportunities. You can learn a lot though, get great experience, and be around intelligent and driven folks.

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