Skip to main content

Lecturer Pool Portuguese Dept of Spanish & Portuguese

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

View more

Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer Pool Portuguese Dept of Spanish & Portuguese

Position overview
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259 - $76,814.

Percent time: Positions range from 33% to 100% each semester. Summer positions are 11%.

Anticipated start: Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (in mid-January for Spring Semester; in mid-August for Fall Semester). Summer appointments begin in late May and run into early August.

Review timeline: Typically, appointments for summer and Fall semester are reviewed in February/March, and appointments for Spring semester in October/November. Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.

Position duration: Appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis. Appointments may be renewable based on the department's need, funding, and performance.

Application Window
Open date: December 26, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 2, 2024 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, Dec 25, 2024 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 Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach Portuguese courses in any of the possible areas:

  • Literature and culture courses on topics related to any area of the Lusophone world, upper-division, taught in Portuguese
  • Literature and culture courses on topics related to any area of the Lusophone world, lower- or upper-division, taught in English
  • Portuguese language courses

    In addition to instruction, general duties include holding office hours, developing syllabi and assignments, writing and grading exams, and grading and commenting on papers. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.


    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
    Must have an advanced degree.

    Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
    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 start date of the position. The Department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

    Preferred qualifications
  • Native or near-native fluency in Portuguese and English.
  • College level teaching experience in the U.S.
  • For literature/culture instruction (upper division courses): Doctoral degree (or equivalent).
  • For literature/culture instruction (lower/upper division courses): Demonstrated expertise and relevant teaching experience in Lusophone literature and culture, with possible emphasis on cultural production from Brazil, Portugal or Luso-Africa, including literature and cinema.
  • For language instruction: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, familiarity with college-level language programs, and relevant teaching experience using current language-teaching methodologies.

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements
    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • 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. More Information and guidelines.
    • 1 of 2 Original Communicative Teaching Activity - Teaching activities that reflect teaching philosophy
    • 2 of 2 Original Communicative Teaching Activity - Teaching activities that reflect teaching philosophy
    • 1 of 4 Recent Teaching Evaluations (Optional)
    • 2 of 4 Recent Teaching Evaluations (Optional)
    • 3 of 4 Recent Teaching Evaluations (Optional)
    • 4 of 4 Recent Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

    Reference requirements
    • 3 required (contact information only)

    While only contact information for three references is required at the time of application, the Department may later request letters from finalists' references.
    Apply link:

    Help contact:

    About UC Berkeley

    UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

    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:

    In searches when letters of reference are required 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 prior to submitting their letter.

    As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

    Job location
    Berkeley, CA

    To apply, visit

    Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved.

    Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency

  • Get job alerts

    Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

    Create alert