Lecturer in Agricultural and Resource Economics University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Lecturer - Agricultural and Resource Economics

  • College of Natural Resources - Agricultural Res Econ Pol



Open date: May 30th, 2017
Last review date: June 26th, 2017

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 14th, 2018

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.



The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturer positions to teach courses in Economics, and related topics. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be typically selected from this pool for one semester; some appointments will begin in the fall 2017 semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department.


We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, or large lecture and/or laboratory courses, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Potential course topics may include Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy an introduction to microeconomics with emphasis on resource, agricultural, and environmental issues; Econometrics developed through applications to a set of case studies and real data in the fields of environmental, resource, and international development economics; Health and Environmental Economic Policy as a theoretical and statistical framework used to analyze instances of market failure in the provision of health and environmental goods; Economic Development in regard to problems of underdevelopment and poverty, policy issues, and development strategy.


General Duties - The primary responsibilities for Lecturer positions include:

• Delivering lectures and holding office hours
• Planning and preparing lessons; researching and developing new topics, teaching materials and online resources
• Supervising Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), if applicable
• Developing exams and projects and assigning grades
• Maintaining accurate records and monitoring students' progress, as well as addressing any special student needs
• Maintaining knowledge of, and implementing, college policies


Qualifications: A Master’s degree or equivalent degree in an area related to Economics is required by the time of application. Experience of at least 5 years in lieu of degree shall be considered.


Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in an area related to Economics is preferred. Preferred qualifications also include teaching experience and strong professional references.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (starting annual, full-time salary is $52,099). Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).


To apply, please go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01357. Interested individuals should submit a current CV, a statement of teaching (which should include past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion [please also indicate subject areas of interest regarding teaching]), and the names and contact information of three referees. Letters of reference may be requested of finalists.
Filenames should include the applicant’s last and first names. It is optional to include a copy of transcript and evidence of teaching effectiveness. 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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.


The posting will remain open until May 14, 2018 to accommodate future Department needs. Candidates who wish to remain in the pool after May 14, 2018 will need to reapply. Applicants can direct questions to lazo@berkeley.edu. Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at https://are.berkeley.edu/ and http://berkeley.edu.


This is a non-tenured, temporary position: the appointments to the title of Lecturer are self-terminating (no further notice on non-reappointment will be forthcoming) and do not create an obligation on the part of the University either to extend or renew the appointment outlined above. Any reappointment will be preceded by an assessment.


We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. 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.



Berkeley, CA



More information about this recruitment: https://are.berkeley.edu/





  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching - Include past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion (please also indicate subject areas of interest regarding teaching). File should include applicant’s first and last names.

  • Copy of transcript - Optional, but recommended. File should include applicant’s first and last names. (Optional)

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Optional, but recommended. File should include applicant’s first and last names. (Optional)



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