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Lecturer for the Department of Astronomy - Division of Math and Physical Sciences - UC Berkeley

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 4th, 2019
Last review date: Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 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.

Description

The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Astronomy should an opening arise. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed (including hiring for Summer Sessions). The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Appointments are for one semester, and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Teaching responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach one or more courses in the undergraduate Astronomy/Astrophysics curriculum. A listing of current course descriptions is available at: http://astro.berkeley.edu/courses/undergraduate

General duties: teaching responsibilities, holding office hours, developing syllabi, assignments, writing exams, supervising GSIs and maintaining course website. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of a Bachelor’s or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: A PhD or equivalent degree requirements in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics, or related fields, by the start of the date of the job.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting annual full-time salary is currently $54,738, prorated according to teaching workload (most lecturer positions are 33% time or lower, depending on duties). Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
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.

To apply, please go to the following link:
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02083

The posting will remain open until April 4, 2020 to accommodate departmental needs. Applications will be reviewed throughout the academic year and leading up to any particular semester. The pool will close on April 4, 2020; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application.

Please direct questions to mdominguez@berkeley.edu.

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.

Job location

Berkeley, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)