Lecturer - Global Poverty and Practice - ISSP/IAS - College of Letters & Science

San Francisco
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer - Global Poverty and Practice - ISSP/IAS - College of Letters & Science
Lecturer - Global Poverty and Practice Minor - ISSP
College of Letters & Science, University of California, Berkeley

The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program (ISSP) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a temporary lecturer to teach interdisciplinary core courses serving the Global Poverty and Practice Minor.

ISSP offers two innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate majors: Political Economy and Global Studies. The department also serves as the academic home of a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate minor, Global Poverty & Practice, in collaboration with the Blum Center for Developing Economies. One of the largest minors on campus, GPP's rationale is that any major on campus is enriched with attention to poverty and inequality.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching one or more of the following elective courses related to Global Poverty:
  • Global Poverty: Challenges and Hopes
  • Ethics, Methods, and Pragmatics of Global Practice
  • Global Poverty and Practice Capstone
  • Elective courses related to Global Poverty

    For a description of these courses, please visit our website: https://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/academics/gppminor/requirements/.

    In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or a course web site, and managing teaching assistants.

    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. Appointments for Fall semester are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester in October or November, and Summer Session appointments in March.

    Please note that 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.

    Due to Covid-19, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 courses may be taught remotely, in-person, or via a hybrid model, as required by county and state public health guidelines. 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.

    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.

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