Skip to main content

Lecturer Pool- Nuclear Engineering- College of Engineering

Position overview

Salary range: Lecturers: $70,294-$175,742
TSP: $65Hourly Rate Salary is based on the highest degree, previous college-level teaching experience, industry experience, and equity within the department.
Percent time: Lecturers: 11% - 100%
TSP: Hourly (4-40 hours per week)
The percentage of the appointment will vary, depending on the number of courses taught.
Anticipated start: Fall semester (only) 8/1/2023
Spring semester (only): 1/1/2023
Academic-Year Appointments: 7/1/2023 This pool will remain open until the final date to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for the Fall semester are usually reviewed in April and for the Spring semester in October. "Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does guarantee that a position is available"
Position duration: Positions may be for one semester or for the full academic year.

Application Window

Open date: August 8, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Aug 22, 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, Aug 8, 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 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. 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 a course website.

We are also seeking applicants for hourly Teacher Special Programs (TSP), should an opening arise. 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

For Lecturers: Five years of experience in industry or a
research institute, or a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the start of the appointment.

For TSPs: Two years of experience in industry or a research
institute, or a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications


-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:

  1. Nuclear Engineering
  2. Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear Detection
  3. Radioactive Waste Management
  4. Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  5. Radiation Biological Effects, Dosimetry, Radiation Protection
  6. Radiation Transport, Reactor Physics
  7. Engineering Thermodynamics

TSP Positions: Mentoring experience in one or more of the related engineering fields/specializations or comparable experience/training.

-Physics, and etc.

Experience in supervising teams of researchers at the graduate level and experience working in industry and/or a research institute.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - 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)


Apply link:

Help contact:

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:

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 ( 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.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

Job location

Berkeley, CA