University of California, Berkeley

Lecturer Pool - College Writing Programs

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Salary range: Salary is based on previous college-level teaching experience and equity within the department.

Percent time: Positions may range from 17% to 100% time during the academic year, while summer appointments are handled on a by-agreement basis.

Anticipated start: Positions usually start in January, various times throughout the summer and August. Applications are typically reviewed in February and March for summer course needs, in April and May for fall course needs, and in September and October for spring course needs.


Open date: February 14th, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 30, 2022 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.


The College Writing Programs (CWP) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of temporary instructors to teach courses in CWP should openings arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. 

Position titles: Lecturer, Lecturer in Summer Sessions.

Job duties: 
Successful applicants will teach in one or more of CWP’s programs: 
• Reading and Composition sequence or other CWP courses in writing, reading, and oral communication
• Creative Writing
• Summer English Language Studies (SELS)
• Summer minor/certificate in English Language Education 

They will have complete responsibility for classes that includes teaching in a classroom environment, meeting with students during scheduled weekly office hours and by appointment, and grading student work. We have a limited number of courses that are offered in online formats.

UC lecturers are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement of the UC-AFT. Internal candidates will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external Unit 18 applicants in the lecturer pool. 

Please note: 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.

The College Writing Programs is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. UC Berkeley is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family.

College Writing Programs

Summer English Language Studies


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Advanced degree or enrolled in an advanced degree program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Completion of advanced degree and three years of university-level teaching experience are required.

International applicants must also have permission to work in the U.S. by start date. We cannot sponsor US visas for employment.

Preferred qualifications

A Ph.D., M.F.A., or equivalent international degree in one of the following fields:

o composition studies
o rhetoric and composition
o digital rhetoric
o second-language writing/ESL/applied linguistics
o education
o creative writing

Three or more years of experience teaching university-level composition, creative writing, or ESL/EFL

Evidence of ongoing professional development

Evidence of clear communication skills as presented in application materials

If applying to the SELS program, these additional qualifications are desired:

o Experience with content-, theme-, and project-based teaching
o Experience living/working outside of the U.S. in a non-English speaking country
o Basic proficiency in a language other than English


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter - Please indicate clearly in your application which type of classes you are interested in teaching. 

  • 1-Page Statement of Teaching

Reference requirements

  • 3 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 SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) 


Berkeley, CA

Contact Information

Maggie Sokolik, Director
College Writing Programs
119 Wheeler Hall
MC 2500
University of California
Contact Phone: 
(510) 642-9491
Contact e-mail: