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

Position overview

Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t15.pdf. The current full-time salary range for this position is $68,247 - $181,015. TSP hourly rate: $150-$375. Starting salary will be commensurate with highest degree, past college-level teaching experience, relevant industry experience and equity within the department.
Percent time: Positions may range from 17% to 100% time in a given fall or spring semester. Instructors teaching one course with three hours of lecture per week during the fall or spring semester will normally be appointed at 33% time; exact percentages depend on contact hours and other assigned duties. Positions may range from 4% to 22% in the summer.
Anticipated start: Academic-Year: July 1
Fall semester (only): August 1
Spring semester (only): January 1
Summer (only): May - August
Review timeline: 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. Applications for fall and summer semesters are usually reviewed in February/March, and for spring semester in August/September.
Position duration: Positions may vary and can be for one semester or a full academic year.

Application Window

Open date: November 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024 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, Oct 31, 2024 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 instructors to teach experiential-based courses in SCET, housed within the College of Engineering, 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.

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 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 Entrepreneurship, the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Product Management, and other advanced topics and challenge labs in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology including, but not limited to environmental sustainability, plant based foods, smart cities, future of work, health technology, sports technology, 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 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.

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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

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. Experience teaching undergraduate-level innovation topics.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Within your cover letter please address your experience and interest in teaching as well as your experience starting and growing new technology ventures, investing, and/or executive experience.

  • 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)

Reference requirements
  • 0-2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04160

Help contact: jdieker@berkeley.edu

About UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

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 prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Berkeley, CA