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

Lecturer Pool - Nuclear Engineering - College of Engineering

Job #JPF03033
  • Nuclear Engineering / College of Engineering / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: Lecturers: $67,688-$160,636
TSP: $65Hourly Rate Salary is based on the highest degree, previous college-level teaching experience, industry experience, and equity within the department.
Percent time: Lecturers: 11% - 100%
TSP: Hourly (4-40 hours per week)
The percentage of the appointment will vary, depending on the number of sections taught.
Anticipated start: Fall semester (only) 8/1/2022
Spring semester (only): 1/1/2022
Academic Appointments: 7/1/2022 This pool will remain open until July 25, 2022 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for the Fall semester are usually reviewed in April and for the Spring semester in October.
Position duration: Positions may be for one semester or for the full academic year.

Application Window

Open date: July 26th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jul 25, 2022 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 Department of Nuclear 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. In addition to classroom/laboratory teaching and preparation, general duties may include (but are not limited to) managing and mentoring graders and/or graduate student instructors (teaching assistants), holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

We are also seeking applicants for hourly Teacher Special Programs (TSP), should an opening arise. The TSP instructor’s principal responsibility will be overseeing capstone projects in the Master of Engineering (MEng) program of the Nuclear Engineering Department. 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.

UC Lecturers and TSPs are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by the American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

For more information about the courses for this recruitment visit: [https://nuc.berkeley.edu/course-information/]


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Master's degree or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

For Lecturers: Five years of experience in industry or a
research institute, or a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the start of the appointment.

For TSPs: Two years of experience in industry or a research
institute, or a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications


      • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
      • Experience teaching college-level courses
      • A higher-level degree and/or prior teaching experience is preferred in one of the following specializations.

Specializations include, but are not limited to:

      1. Nuclear Engineering

      2. Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear Detection
      3. Radioactive Waste Management
      4. Nuclear Fuel Cycle
      5. Radiation Biological Effects, Dosimetry, Radiation Protection
      6. Radiation Transport, Reactor Physics

      7. Engineering Thermodynamics

TSP Positions: Mentoring experience in one or more of the related engineering fields/specializations or comparable experience/training.

      • Nuclear
      • Mechanical
      • Chemistry
      • Physics, and etc.

Experience in supervising teams of researchers at the graduate level and experience working in industry and/or a research institute.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching or TSP Statement - Summary of Teaching experience/philosophy for lecturer positions or Mentoring/teaching statement for TSP positions.
  • 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)
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03033

Help contact: hlorica19@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.

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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