Lecturer in Nuclear Engineering
University of California Berkeley
United States

Lecturer in Nuclear Engineering

Job #JPF04061
  • Nuclear Engineering / College of Engineering / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: Salary is based on the highest degree, previous college-level teaching experience, industry experience, and equity within the department. The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: https://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t15.pdf The current full-time salary range for Lecturer positions is $74,576 - $186,446. TSP hourly rate: $65
Percent time: Lecturers: 11% - 100%
TSP: Hourly (4-40 hours per week)
The percentage of the appointment will vary, depending on the number of courses taught.
Anticipated start: Spring semester (only): 1/1/2024
Fall Semester (only): 8/1/2024
Academic-Year Appointments: 7/1/2024 This pool will remain open until the final date to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does guarantee that a position is available
Review timeline: 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: August 30, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 14, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Aug 29, 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 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.


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

Lecturer Positions:

  • 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:

  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear Detection
  • Radioactive Waste Management
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Radiation Biological Effects, Dosimetry, Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Transport, Reactor Physics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics

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

  • Nuclear
  • Mechanical
  • Chemistry
  • Physics, 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 - 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. More Information and guidelines.

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04061

Help contact: jessica.perez@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

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. 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 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


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