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Lecturer - Physics - College of Letters & Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 6th, 2018
Last review date: April 6th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 28th, 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 Physics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified, part-time or full-time, temporary, non-tenure track lecturers to teach a range of physics courses, should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of available positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Positions may range from 17% to 100% time.

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, and large size undergraduate lower and/or upper division lecture, seminar and/or laboratory courses in Physics. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include: holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), creating and grading exams and homework, and using a learning management system (e.g. bCourses) and/or maintaining a course website.

Basic qualifications: A Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in Physics or a related field is required at the time of application. Demonstrated teaching experience in Physics at the college level is also required at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Physics or a related field is preferred.

Minimum starting annual full-time (100%) salary rate is based on an academic year salary of $53,402. Salary to be commensurate with experience and education. Some credit will be given to prior college- level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer sessions teaching).

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and student evaluations of teaching, including quantitative scores and students’ written comments. It is optional to submit a statement of contributions to diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching or other related areas. Applicants should also provide contact information only for three references. Letters of reference will only be solicited for the finalists. When completing the online application, applicants should be sure to select the appropriate courses they prefer to teach from the list of “specializations” provided. A description of the Physics undergraduate courses can be found at

All letters solicited from references will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2019 to accommodate future course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April; for spring semester in October; and in April for summer session. The pool will close on February 28, 2019; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application.

Please direct questions to Physics Department - Academic Personnel,

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Current Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Student Evaluations of Teaching - Including quantitative scores and students' written comments.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching or other related areas.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

How to apply

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