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Lecturer Pool - Nuclear Engineering - College of Engineering

Application Window

Open date: July 15th, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 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: Thursday, Jul 15, 2021 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. The percentage of the appointment will vary, depending on the number of sections taught. The positions may range from 11%-100% time in a given summer or semester. 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 course website. The full-time annual salary range is $67,017 - $159,045. Salary is based on degree, college level teaching experience, industry experience and equity within the department. Lecturers hired to teach during the Fall semester are employed from August through December. Lecturers hired to teach during the Spring semester are employed from January through May.

We are also seeking applicants for Teacher Special Programs (TSP), should an opening arise. These part-time positions may range from 4 hours to 40 hours per week in a given summer or semester. 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. Hourly Rate: $65.00

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

Additional Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is required by the start date of employment.

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 and Nuclear Detection

  • Radioactive Waste Management

  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle

  • Radiation Biological Effects, Dosimetry, Radiation Protection 
- Radiation Transport, Reactor Physics

  • Engineering Thermodynamics For more information about the courses for this recruitment visit:

TSP Positions: Mentoring experience in one or more of the related engineering fields (Nuclear, Mechanical, Chemistry, Physics, and etc.) or comparable experience/training. Experience in supervising teams of researchers at the graduate level and experience working in industry and/or a research institute.

To apply, please go to the following link:

This pool will remain open until July 15, 2021 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for Fall semester are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester in October, and Summer appointments are reviewed in March.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. 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:
For questions regarding the positions, please contact: Hanna Lorica,

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Summary 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

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

Job location

Berkeley, CA