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Lecturer Oral English Proficiency, Language Proficiency Program GSI Teaching & Resource Center

University of California, Berkeley
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Lecturer Oral English Proficiency, Language Proficiency Program GSI Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division

The GSI Teaching and Resource Center in the Graduate Division at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer to teach one section of Language Proficiency (Lan Pro) 380, Oral English Proficiency for Prospective GSIs per semester. This course is designed to meet the needs of prospective graduate student instructors (GSIs) and focuses on English language pronunciation and other language skills, teaching effectiveness in the U.S. classroom, and cross-cultural issues. The course consists of readings, discussion, group work, and recorded oral presentations. In addition to three hours of in-class instruction, students will meet weekly with the instructor for small-group or individualized instruction. The course is required for all prospective GSIs who do not meet minimum requirements on the Oral Proficiency Test.

General Responsibilities include in-class instruction; small-group/individualized instruction; development of course syllabus and teaching materials; student assessment and grading; office hours.

About the Graduate Division and the GSI Teaching & Resource Center

The Graduate Division works to guide and assist students from the moment of admission, through the various milestones of their progress, to the completion of their degree requirements. We provide academic, personal, and professional support services that are vital to the everyday well-being and life-long successes of Berkeley master's, professional, and doctoral students. As the authoritative resource and chief advocate for graduate education, the Graduate Division ensures the equitable administration of policies governing graduate studies across Berkeley's 14 schools and colleges. As the administrative arm of the Academic Senate's Graduate Council, we partner with the faculty and staff of each program and the deans of each school and college to maintain the world-renowned quality of Berkeley's graduate education.

The GSI Teaching & Resource Center, reporting to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division, is responsible for preparing GSIs campuswide for teaching. The Center's Language Proficiency Program provides courses, consultations, and testing for multilingual graduate students who need to demonstrate oral English proficiency to be appointed as GSIs.

The Graduate Division is committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.

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

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.

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