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Teacher Special Programs (TSP) Pool - School of Public Health
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2024
Title Teacher Special Programs (TSP) Pool - School of Public Health
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Teacher Special Programs
Application Deadline 07/31/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Teacher Special Programs (TSP) Pool - School of Public Health

Position overview

Position title: Teacher - Special Programs
Salary range: $100/hour

Percent time: Appointments are part-time, may vary up to assigned duties, a minimum of 10% depending on course and assignment.

Review timeline: Teachers of Special Programs are hired as needs arise during the spring and/or summer. Screening of applicants is ongoing, and the number of available positions varies throughout the year. When the school determines a need to hire a TSP, hiring committees review applications as follows:

  • Spring 2024 = January/February
  • Summer 2024 = March/April
  • Online education has periodic reviews throughout the year

Position duration: Appointments vary and are intermittent, a minimum of two-week assignments with possibility of renewal.

Application Window
Open date: January 15, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 19, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 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 School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary, part-time instructors to teach continuing education modules in residential and online education formats for non-degree students.

The general duties and responsibilities include:

  • Design and develop online self-paced modules
  • Teach a short course
  • Participate in design critiques during a course
  • Teach at institute bootcamps
  • Contribute to major curriculum development

In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties can include preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus, videos, and interactive assignments etc.), holding office/discussion hours, assessing student work and providing feedback to students, advising students, responding to email, and maintaining a course website.

TSPs are also required to attend a Faculty-wide meeting at the start of each session.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent international degree)

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Applicants in student status or candidates for a higher degree at any University of California campus, which includes filing fee status, may not be appointed as Teachers of Special Programs.

Preferred qualifications

  • A higher level degree and/or prior expertise in teaching in a school of public health or closely related at the undergraduate or master's level.
  • A strong track record in developing and implementing new and experimental methods of delivering education and hands-on learning, and experience working with students from a range of disciplines.
  • Professional work experience working in the field and/or a research institute.

Public Health is interdisciplinary in its core and breadth curriculum, both in residential and online programs, and a successful applicant will have expertise in at least one of the following areas:

  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Biostatistical and Epidemiological Methods
  • Visual communication: sketching, story-boarding, portfolio development, story-telling
  • Global Public Health
  • Community Engagement
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Health Policy

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Cover letter describing your interest in teaching and include teaching experience.
  • Statement of Teaching - Brief statement (one paragraph/under one page) on your teaching philosophy
  • 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.

Reference requirements

  • 2 required (contact information only)

Contact information is required to complete the application; however, references may be contacted for candidates under serious consideration.

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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, CA (in-person=residential education/remote=online education)

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