Lecturer in Humanities
University of California Berkeley
United States

Lecturer in Humanities


Job #JPF04273
  • Digital Humanities / College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities / UC Berkeley

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 https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t15.pdf. A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259 - $76,814.
Percent time: Summer Sessions Lecturers are appointed at 11% in part-time positions that are weighed at 50%. Lecturers can teach more than one course at a time.
Anticipated start: Summer appointments begin in the third week of May and run into mid August.
Review timeline: Typically, the Division reviews applications for summer teaching in February/March.
Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.
Position duration: Summer Sessions (6-weeks)

Application Window

Open date: December 19, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 3, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Dec 18, 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 Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of outstanding lecturers to teach Digital Humanities using data science tools to teach online courses in the Digital Humanities Summer Minor.

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 as necessary. Please see our website for more information on the currently taught online courses.

Specifically, we are looking for lecturers for the following courses in our program:

  • DIGHUM 101 Practicing the Digital Humanities
  • DIGHUM 150B Digital Humanities and Visual and Spatial Analysis
  • DIGHUM 160 Critical Digital Humanities

Please visit the Digital Humanities course info link for more information on these courses.

The incumbent can draw on our existing syllabi and materials for these courses, or develop and propose their own.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Master’s degree (or equivalent international 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

Topics vary, and a background in digital humanities and the relevant field is strongly preferred. College level teaching experience in the relevant field is also preferred.

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.

  • Sample Syllabus - The applicant should consider which one of the following course categories they are interested in teaching: DIGHUM 101 Practicing Digital Humanities; DIGHUM 150B Digital Humanities and Visual and Spatial Analysis; and DIGHUM 160Critical Digital Humanities. Please identify the category under which the proposed course would be offered.

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: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04273

Help contact: jleaks@berkeley.edu

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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.


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