Lecture Pool in Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering United States

Lecture Pool - Mechanical Engineering - College of Engineering


  • College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering



Open date: March 20th, 2018
Last review date: April 4th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 12th, 2019

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 Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach regular and Summer Session courses, should an opening arise. The percentage of the appointment will vary, depending on the number of sections taught. The part-time positions may range from 7% to 100% time in a given semester. The instructor will give lectures (plus laboratory teaching and preparation for certain courses), hold regular office hours, prepare exams, and submit final grades. The appointment will begin at the beginning of Fall, Spring or Summer semester. Annual Salary Range: $60,419-
$150,645. Starting salary will be commensurate with degrees currently held, past college-level teaching experience, and equity within the department.


We are also seeking applicants for Teacher Special Programs (TSP), should an opening arise. The hourly appointment will vary depending on how many projects you supervise. The part-time positions may range from 4 hours to 40 hours per week in a given summer or semester. The TSP instructor’s principal responsibility will be overseeing capstone projects in the Master of Engineering (MEng) program of the Department Mechanical Engineering. This will include the following tasks: Designing and proposing capstone projects. Helping match students into suitable projects. Meeting with each capstone project team on a regular basis to review results, manage interpersonal aspects, and maintain efficient progress. Provide critical, constructive feedback on students’ written reports and oral presentations. Coordinating and participating in the MS Plan II exam of each student at the end of the capstone project period. Hourly Rate: $60.00


Basic qualifications for both positions: Applicants must minimally have a Master’s degree or equivalent degree in area of expertise at time of application.


Additional qualifications: Temporary Instructor Positions: Teaching experience in one or more of the related engineering fields or comparable experience/training. TSP Positions: Experience in teaching at the graduate level. Both positions require a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or suitable related discipline by the start of service.


Preferred Qualifications: Temporary Instructor Positions: Prior teaching experience is preferred in one of the following fields: 1) design & product development (E 25, E26, ME 110, ME 122, ME 130, ME 290KA&B, ME 290H, ME290P), 2) thermal sciences (ME 40, ME 109), 3) fluid mechanics (ME 106), 4) dynamic systems & control (ME
132, ME 134, ME 135), 5) mechanics (ME 104, MEC 85), 6) engineering programming (E 7), and 7) mechatronics & laboratory (ME 103, ME 108), 8) engineering ethics (ME 191AC). As needed, other undergraduate or graduate courses may be considered. For more information about the courses for this recruitment visit: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/ TSP Positions: Experience in supervising teams of researchers at the graduate level and experience working in industry and/or a research institute.


Follow https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01682 to submit a cover letter, resume, summary of teaching experience for lecturer positions or mentoring statement for TSP positions, and contact information for two professional references. Applicants are encouraged to provide contributions they have made to diversity. We will only contact your references if you are a finalist for the position, and we will seek your permission before doing so. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer


potential references, including when letters are provided via 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.


This pool will remain open until March 12, 2019 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for Fall semester are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester in October, and Summer in March.


The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. The University is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family, if applicable. 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.


For questions regarding the positions, please contact: Debra Chin, debramchin@berkeley.edu



Berkeley, CA



More information about this recruitment: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Summary of teaching experience for lecturer positions or mentoring statement for TSP positions

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants are encouraged to provide contributions they have made to diversity. 

Reference requirements
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  2. Provide required information and documents

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