Announcement of Temporary Lecturer Search

The Department of Demography at University of California at Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of courses in the department should openings arise during the following terms: Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020. This pool will remain open until October 15th, 2020 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. If you wish to remain in the pool after October 15th, 2020, you will need to reapply.

The position’s duties are focused on undergraduate and graduate teaching in population studies, on topics such as economic demography, fertility, mortality, migration, population and environment, social networks, or population health.

In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, and managing GSIs.


The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2020 semester.

Positions may be part‐time and range from 17% to 100% time, typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Appointments for summer and fall semester are usually reviewed in April, and in October for spring.


Minimum Basic Qualifications Required (at time of application):
The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is an advanced degree or enrollment in an advanced degree program at the time of application.


Additional Qualifications (start date Fall or Spring 2020): Advanced degree.
Applicants must also have permission to work in the U.S. by start date.


Preferred Qualification:
A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in one of the following fields:
• Demography
• Sociology
• Economics
• Public Health
• Mathematics


Two years of experience teaching university-level courses


Applications received before the respective review periods will receive full consideration for the terms indicated.

Please direct all questions to David Murphy at


The salary is commensurate with teaching experience at the university level, and the range currently begins at $56,381 annually for a 100% time appointment.


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