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Part-Time Instructor Pool - Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF) - UC Berkeley Extension

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Part-Time Instructor Pool - Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF) - UC Berkeley Extension
Job Type
Academic - Non-Tenure Track
Job Summary
UC Berkeley Extension, the professional and continuing education division at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a pool of qualified instructors to teach undergraduate students for the Fall Program for Freshmen.

The Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF) is a small, collaborative learning community for freshmen students in their first semester at UC Berkeley's College of Letters and Sciences (L&S). We seek dynamic instructors with a commitment to undergraduate education to teach a wide range of courses that fulfill L&S degree requirements, including major prerequisites, college writing requirements, breadth requirements, and some electives. Every fall, courses are offered on-site in Berkeley, California (U.S.A.) during weekdays (Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm).

The pool will remain in place through the advertised final closing date; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond the advertised final closing date must reapply. This instructor application pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. The number of these positions varies each fall, depending on the needs of the program.
Benefits Summary
Access to UC Berkeley library stacks and online resources, free and discounted software, and professional development through LinkedIn Learning. Workers compensation and general liability insurance coverage, Medicare contributions, mandatory Safe Harbor Defined Contribution Plan contributions (in lieu of Social Security), and voluntary 403b plan.
General Duties
We are seeking qualified applicants who possess current subject matter expertise and ability to teach courses in (but not limited to) the following list. Applicants may apply to more than one discipline. Refer to [] for a full list of currently offered courses.
Arts and Humanities
  • Art History
  • Dance Studies
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Theater Studies
Biological Science
  • Integrative Biology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
Mathematics and Statistics Physical Science
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental Health Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • African American Studies
  • Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies
  • Chicano/Latino Studies
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
Other subjects
  • College Writing, Reading and Composition
  • Historical Studies
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy and Values

Instructor duties include but are not limited to:
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include: completing mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Berkeley, preparing and delivering course materials (e.g., syllabus), designing learning assessments, assigning grades, holding office hours, utilizing course support platforms, including the Canvas/bCourses Learning Management System and Zoom Pro, interacting with students outside of class time via email and campus web-based course resources.

The ideal candidate will also stay current within their subject, discipline or field of practice and use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum. All of our instructors employ culturally competent and inclusive teaching methodologies in the classroom (including teaching non-native speakers and/or students with academic letters of accommodations for learning disabilities).

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