Lecturer - JD - LLM Program/Experiential Education - School of Law
Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors should openings arise. Openings are generally part-time.
Berkeley Law is one of the premier law schools in the United States. Our programs are demanding, engaging, hands-on, and selective. We expect our faculty and lecturers to demonstrate a strong commitment to academic rigor and intellectual diversity.
The J.D. and LL.M. programs are host to a diverse and constantly evolving curriculum. Hundreds of courses are offered, including dozens in our top-ranked Law and Technology, International Law, Social Justice, and Environmental Law programs.
Within the Experiential Education curriculum, instructors teach courses in litigation and transactional lawyering skills, including negotiation, pre-trial practice, civil trial practice, criminal trial practice, appellate advocacy, legal writing, drafting, legal research, alternative dispute resolution, oral advocacy, mediation, and other related professional practice education. These courses are taught experientially, using extensive simulation, video, and other learning by doing pedagogies.
General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.
Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, or equivalent international degree, is required at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications: J.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. or Master's degree, or equivalent international degree, or Bachelor's degree combined with a minimum of five years working experience, is required by the start date.
Preferred Qualifications: Legal practice experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach and experience teaching law school courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations. If applicant applies with a degree other than a J.D. degree, then a degree in an area of curricular need and law-related experience is preferred.
Salary: Starting annual full-time salary is currently $56,381, prorated according to teaching workload. The starting salary for an instructor teaching one course for a semester at the law school usually ranges from $4,792 to $9,303 depending on the associated workload.
To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application and select 1-3 areas of teaching interest from the listed Specializations. Completed applications will be reviewed when openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January and for spring semester in July.
Letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and/or other materials or information may be requested of top candidates. 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 part (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
The applicant pool will close on September 10, 2021; candidates who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
The University of California 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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