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Lecture Pool- Master of Design Program (Jacobs Institute) - College of Engineering

Position overview

Salary range: Lecturer: $66, 259 - $175,742 - - TSP: Hourly rate $150.00
Percent time: 11% to 100% (Lecturer only)
1-40 hours per week (Both Lecturer and TSP)
TSP positions are part time and paid on an hourly basis depending on the need.
Anticipated start: 2022-23 Academic-Year: 7/1/2022
Fall semester (only): 8/1/2022
Spring semester (only): 1/1/2023
Summer Appointments 6/1/2022-8/12/2022 (end depends on session)
Appointments for Fall semester are usually reviewed in March, Spring semester in September, and Summer in March.
Position duration: Positions can be one semester or academic year

Application Window

Open date: March 28, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022 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: Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 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 Master of Design program at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach fall and spring semester courses, as well as summer courses and special topics workshops, should an opening arise.

The Master of Design (MDes) program is an on-campus, three-semester, professional graduate degree in design of emerging technologies that integrates human-centered design with an informed understanding of technology to prepare students to excel in creative practices today and to anticipate the emergent needs and environments of tomorrow. Jointly offered by the Colleges of Engineering and Environmental Design, the program's interdisciplinary curriculum connects technical rigor, design theory, and social practice and prepares students for a broad range of creative and technical roles for designing innovative products, services, and environments.

Housed at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, the MDes provides a dynamic, hands-on curriculum that uniquely equips students with the mindsets, tool sets, and skill sets needed to explore new technologies, flourish on teams, and contribute to projects that make thoughtful impact.

Lecturers will supervise student design projects, give lectures, prepare assignments and project topics & deliverables, hold regular office hours, prepare exams or hold reviews, give design advice, and submit final grades.

We are also seeking Teacher Special Programs (TSP) instructors, should an opening arise. The TSP's principal responsibilities can range from teaching a short course, providing a lecturer with industry expertise, participating in design critiques during a course, teaching at Institute bootcamps, or contributing to major curriculum development.

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

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree is required at time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

For Lecturers: Five years of experience in industry or a research institute, or advanced degree is required by the start of the appointment.

For TSPs: Two years of experience in industry or a research institute, or advanced degree is required by the start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications

For Lecturer positions: A higher level degree and/or prior expertise in teaching in the following topic areas in either design or engineering schools at the undergraduate or master’s level. Also desirable are a strong track record in developing and implementing new and experimental methods of delivering education and hands-on learning, and experience working with students from a range of disciplines.

For both Lecturer and TSP Positions: Experience working in industry and/or a research institute.

Topic areas include:

  • Design history, theory, methods and/or discourse
  • Design ethics
  • Universal design
  • Human-centered design
  • Co-creation and design process
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Product design/industrial design
  • Interactive design
  • UI/UX design and user testing methods
  • Human computer/robot interaction
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Information mapping
  • Systems and networks
  • Design and systems thinking
  • Design process including needs-finding, user research, problem framing, ideation and concept generation, and/or prototyping, etc.
  • Visual communication: sketching, story-boarding, portfolio development, video, and/or presentation
  • Narrative and storytelling in visual, written, and/or audio formats 2D and 3D prototyping and fabrication, including physical and/or digital methodologies
  • Design technologies: embedded software development, circuit design, mechatronics, wired and wireless communication, web application development, programming and/or coding
  • Emerging/new technologies: computer vision, voice, speech recognition, augmented and virtual reality, autonomous mobility, robots, sensors and sensing technologies, artificial intelligence, mobile computing,
  • Commercialization, manufacturing, IP

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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).

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03414

Help contact: veneros_d@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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