Description (advertisement text) Template for Lecturer Pools

The Department of [name] at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach [courses] in [department] should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from [x% to x% time].

[Position description narrative].

Basic qualifications (at time of application): must have a PhD (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program at time of application.

Additional qualifications (by start date): a PhD (or equivalent international degree) is required by the start date. 

Preferred qualifications (optional - can use this section to signal the preferred field).

[Provide salary or salary range or “commensurate with experience”].

Department commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion [e.g., the department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their work].

Department commitment to families [e.g., UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family].

To apply, please go to the following link: [link to AP Recruit for this position].

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 letters.

The posting will remain open until [date, up to one year in the future] to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in [month], and for spring semester in [month] (if applicable). If you would like to continue to be considered [date, up to one year in the future] you will need to submit a new application.

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.

Please direct questions to [contact information].

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: