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Lecturer Pool - Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology - College of Engineering

Application Window

Open date: January 1st, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Jun 11, 2021 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: Friday, Dec 31, 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 Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary, part-time instructors to teach experiential-based courses in SCET, housed within the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department, should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester (Spring, Summer and Fall) depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 11% to 100% time in a given semester. Courses are expected to be taught on the UC Berkeley Campus unless instruction remains remote as a result of public health concerns. Instruction for Spring 2021 is expected to be primarily remote.

UC Berkeley's SCET is the premier institution for the study and practice of entrepreneurship and technology innovation. SCET’s mission is to empower innovators to positively change the world and believe mindsets and behaviors matter, diversity adds value, and innovators should be responsible for what they create. Since 2005, SCET has created the foundation of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and is known for developing the Berkeley Method, an internationally recognized approach to teaching technology entrepreneurship to undergraduate students, innovation to graduate students, and technology firm leadership to executives and professionals. SCET is where aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators take a deep dive into the world of entrepreneurship and technology innovation. SCET courses offer students the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields, as well as their classmates, and address real-world problems through hands-on group projects. Students have the chance to build networks, learn how to start and grow their own start up, and strengthen transferrable skills in areas such as leadership, teamwork, and communication. The mindsets and skills introduced in SCET classes prepare students to become innovative leaders in their industry, jobs or ventures regardless of the field.

SCET hires a number of qualified professionals and academics to hold temporary, part-time lecturer appointments to lend variety and subject matter expertise to our core topics. The topics in our Fall, Spring and Summer curriculum may include but are not limited to: Technology Firm Leadership, Technology Entrepreneurship, Social/Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Product Management, Data Science, and other topics in entrepreneurship and technology innovation. Challenge and Project-based courses may include, but are not limited to, topics such as Alternative Meat, Blockchain, 5G/Mobile, Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies and industries.

SCET hires for both lecturer and Teacher Special Program (TSP) positions. TSPs teach short courses on one or more of the topic areas listed. Most TSP courses are taught in a ‘bootcamp’ format in August and January. Lecturers may be appointed for a semester or for the academic year, depending on instructional assignments. Lecturers and TSPs are responsible for the course syllabus, curriculum development and delivery, holding office hours, student assessment through relevant projects, presentations, problem sets, exams, and/or class attendance and participation, and assigning grades.

Basic qualifications: Bachelor's or equivalent international degree required at the time of application.

Additional qualifications: By the start of the appointment, advanced degree or five years teaching experience and/or five years industry experience.

Preferred qualifications: Experience starting and growing new technology ventures, investing, and/or executive experience.

Salary is based on the candidate's highest degree, college teaching experience, and industry experience. The minimum annual full-time rate is currently $63,788.

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology seeks candidates whose teaching and experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02808

The posting will remain open until December 31, 2021 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall and summer semesters are usually reviewed in April, and for spring semester in October. If you wish to remain in the pool after December 31, 2021 you will need to reapply.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Please direct questions to SCET Director of Operations, Jesse Dieker, at jdieker@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

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)