Lecturer in Development Engineering
University of California Berkeley College of Engineering
United States

Lecturer - Development Engineering - The Blum Center for Developing Economies

Job #JPF03361
  • Blum Ctr for Developing Econs / College of Engineering / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: Starting salary is commensurate with highest degree, teaching experience, and equity within the Department. For Lecturers, salary starts at $66,259 for those with highest degree in engineering, and for non-engineering degree at $62,455. For TSP: $65Hourly Rate.
Percent time: 11%-100% - Lecturers
1-40 hours - Teacher Special Program Instructors (TSP's)
Anticipated start: 7/1/2022 for AY 2022-2023 Appointments
8/1/2022 for fall 2022 appointments
1/1/2023 for spring 2023 appointments
Summer sessions dates depend on session
The review of applications for Fall semester appointments will be in March, for Spring semester appointments in October, and for Summer Sessions appointments in March.
Position duration: One semester or one year appointments for lecturers and Teacher Special Program Instructors (TSP's)

Application Window

Open date: April 1st, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Apr 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 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 Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors and invites applications for a lecturer position to teach courses in the area of Development Engineering. New classes in Dev Eng are planned based upon student interest and candidate expertise. Candidates under consideration will be contacted by the Blum Center. Selected candidates will hold the title of Lecturer or Teacher Special Programs (TSP). The previous pool closed February 1, 2022. Those interested in remaining in the pool must reapply.

Founded in 2006, The Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley brings together academics, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and Silicon Valley-inspired solutions to solve the world’s most pressing development challenges. Operating on the notion that a world-class public research university must be a force for tackling society’s most persistent challenges, the Blum Center inspires and facilitates interdisciplinary research and problem-solving; teaches students to think critically and optimistically about issues of poverty and development; equips the next generation of social entrepreneurs with the skills needed to design, deploy, and scale world- changing innovations; and advises and trains groups and organizations on methods for fostering a culture of innovation in their workplaces. To learn more about our center please visit our website.

General Duties: Lecturers are responsible for the course syllabus: curriculum development and delivery, student mentoring, student assessment through relevant projects, problem sets, tests and/or class attendance and participation, and grades. Project-based courses will require working with potential sponsors.

We are also seeking applicants for hourly Teacher Special Programs (TSP), should an opening arise. The TSP instructor’s principal responsibilities will include designing and overseeing capstone projects in the Master of Development Engineering (MDevEng) program at the Blum Center.

The Blum Center seeks candidates whose experiences, in industry and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We are also interested in candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and people of color in higher education. 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's or equivalent international degree is required at time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicants must hold either a master’s degree or equivalent international degree, or at least 7 years of industry or nonprofit organization experience.

Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or graduate professional degree is preferred in a discipline associated with development engineering (e.g ., development technologies, development economics and business models, impact analysis, design for development). Teaching experience in two or more of the topic areas listed below is preferred. Also desirable are 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. Industry leadership experience. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Development Engineering
  • Innovation in Complex Organizations
  • Changemakers and Intrapreneurs
  • Multidisciplinary project-based courses on solving real-world problems (e.g ., - Hacking for Defense; Hacking for Local; Design, Evaluate and Scale Development Technologies; Mission Driven Start-Ups; or similar)
  • Design your LIfe, The Future of Work
  • National Security Innovation
  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Innovation in Humanitarian and Disaster Response
  • Big Ideas for Social Impact
  • Digital Transformation of Development
  • Modern Slavery and Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Fintech and Financial Inclusion
  • Blockchain

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • 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 (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).(Optional)
  • Past Teaching Evaluation (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03361

Help contact: gkhoury@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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