Job ID: 203612

Lecturer Pool - Chinese and Japanese Literature & Culture

University of California Berkeley

  • Jan. 17, 2023
  • Lecturer Pool - Chinese and Japanese Literature & Culture
  • East Asian Languages & Cultures
  • University of California Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 03/01/2023
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Literature - General
    History - Asian
    Ethnic/Multicultural Studies

Lecturer Pool - Chinese and Japanese Literature & Culture - East Asian Languages & Cultures

Position overview
Salary range: Starting at $62,455; commensurate with experience Percent time: Full-time or Part-time: 33% - 100% Anticipated start: Summer, Fall, Spring - Applications are typically reviewed in March for summer needs, April for fall course needs, and in November - January for spring needs. Position duration: Semester

Application Window

Open date: March 1, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Nov 21, 2022 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: Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 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.

Position description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach lower or upper division courses in Chinese or Japanese pre-modern literature, modern literature, film and cultural studies should an opening arise. Courses are taught in English.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): teaching courses in pre-modern literature, modern literature, or film and cultural studies, intensive summer courses; supervising graders or graduate student instructors; holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials and interacting with students via email and /or bCourses. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, lecturers should be prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction depending upon public health conditions. 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.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are core values of the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures. We believe that our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share fully our commitment to these values.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Advanced degree (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in an advanced degree program.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Advanced degree (or international equivalent degree).

For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. The department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.
Preferred qualifications

Phd (or equivalent international degree) in a relevant field. Native or near native fluency in Chinese or Japanese. Experience in teaching at the college level. Fluency in English. Experience with computer-assisted instruction.
Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Sample Syllabus for Undergraduate Course
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)
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Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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