Lecturer Oral English Proficiency, Language Proficiency Program GSI Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division | University of California Berkeley Job at University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

  • University of California Berkeley
  • Berkeley, CA

Job Description

Lecturer Oral English Proficiency, Language Proficiency Program GSI Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division

Position overview Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: . A reasonable estimate for Lecturer positions is $66,259-$106,326 (based on 100% FTE). Actual salary will be commensurate with college level teaching experience.

Percent time: 33%

Anticipated start: August 2024

Position duration: one academic year with the possibility of renewal

Application Window
Open date: June 2, 2024

Next review date: Monday, Jun 17, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 3, 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 GSI Teaching and Resource Center in the Graduate Division at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer to teach one section of Language Proficiency (Lan Pro) 380, Oral English Proficiency for Prospective GSIs per semester. This course is designed to meet the needs of prospective multilingual graduate student instructors (GSIs) and focuses on oral English skills needed for effective communication in the U.S. classroom. The course consists of weekly assignments, discussion, group work, and recorded oral presentations. In addition to three hours of in-class instruction, students will meet weekly with the instructor for small-group or individualized instruction. The course is required or recommended for all prospective GSIs who do not meet the oral English proficiency requirement for GSI appointments.

General Responsibilities include in-class instruction; small-group/individualized instruction; development of course syllabus and teaching materials; student assessment and grading; office hours.

About the Graduate Division and the GSI Teaching & Resource Center

The Graduate Division works to guide and assist students from the moment of admission, through the various milestones of their progress, to the completion of their degree requirements. We provide academic, personal, and professional support services that are vital to the everyday well-being and life-long successes of Berkeley master's, professional, and doctoral students. As the authoritative resource and chief advocate for graduate education, the Graduate Division ensures the equitable administration of policies governing graduate studies across Berkeley's 14 schools and colleges. As the administrative arm of the Academic Senate's Graduate Council, we partner with the faculty and staff of each program and the deans of each school and college to maintain the world-renowned quality of Berkeley's graduate education.

The GSI Teaching & Resource Center, reporting to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division, is responsible for preparing GSIs campuswide for teaching. The Center's Language Proficiency Program provides courses, consultations, and testing for multilingual graduate students who need to demonstrate oral English proficiency to be appointed as GSIs.

The Graduate Division is committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by the American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

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 the start date of the position. The department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Program :

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Advanced or equivalent international degree

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
-Three or more years of teaching and assessment experience in higher education

Preferred qualifications
-Master's degree in one of the following fields: TESOL, TESL, TEFL, TEAL
-Three or more years of oral English proficiency teaching and assessment experience in higher education
-Knowledge of current research and practices in oral English proficiency teaching and assessment, including listening, fluency, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary development, public speaking, and interactive communication skills
-Expertise in English pronunciation assessment and instruction using an intelligibility approach
-Demonstrated effectiveness in classroom teaching, small group facilitation, and individualized instruction
-Experience with curriculum development and course planning in higher education
-Excellent interpersonal, written communication, and presentation skills
-Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate in a dynamic, team-based environment
-Well developed organizational skills and demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail in their work
-Experienced with common desktop applications, such as the Microsoft Office and Google suites
-Evidence of ongoing professional development
-Experience working with diverse student populations and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
-Experience working with International graduate student instructors at a research university
-Familiarity with common standardized tests of oral English proficiency, including TOEFL iBT and IELTS
-Experience with instructional design and development of online or hybrid, blended, and traditional courses in a Canvas environment

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • 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 (for additional information go to ).
  • Student Evaluations of Teaching - Two sets of student evaluations of teaching for courses taught in the last two years
  • Student Evaluations of Teaching - If needed to upload the 2nd set of student evaluations of teaching for courses taught in the last two years

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Three required (contact information only). Letters may requested of finalists. We will seek your permission before contacting references.

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Help contact: vonhoene@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.

Please refer to the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy .

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, California

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