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Lecturer Pool - Department of Bioengineering - College of Engineering

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The Department Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our department should an opening arise. These are not tenure-­‐track positions -­‐ selected candidates will hold the title of Lecturer. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Instructors teaching one course with three hours of lecture per week will normally be appointed at 33% time during the semester; exact percentages depend on contact hours and other assigned duties. Due to budget restrictions, no funding is available for visa or relocation expenses.

In addition to lecturing responsibilities, general duties for these positions typically include managing and supporting Graduate Student Instructors, holding office hours, running laboratories and demonstrations, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus) and maintaining a course website.

Basic qualifications: Applicants must minimally have a Master’s degree or equivalent degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering or related field at time of application.

Additional qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or related field, or comparable experience/training (e.g. at least five years of science or engineering practice working on complex technical problems, with a documented history of skills development) is required by the start of service.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience, particularly as an instructor of record, for a course or courses in bioengineering or related fields. Experience managing and training Graduate Student Instructors/Teaching Assistants. Mentorship experience in bioengineering or related fields.

Salary Range: $58,945 -­‐$158,270. Starting salary will be commensurate with degrees currently held, past college-­‐level teaching experience and equity within the department.

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

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit their most recently updated curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and contact details of 2-­‐3 references. The teaching statement should include teaching experience (classroom size, format, challenges, and diversity). Include evaluations if available, and a list of courses you are qualified to teach ( If the applicant wishes to, they may also submit a cover letter or statement of contributions to diversity, but are not required to do so.

Reference letters may be requested for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential recommenders, 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 submission of letters.

The posting will remain open until May 31, 2018 to accommodate upcoming Department course needs. Appointments for the fall semester are usually reviewed in May, and for the spring semester in October. Candidates under consideration will be contacted by our department. The pool will close on May 31, 2018; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application. 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.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA


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

  • Statement of Teaching - A statement of teaching experience (classroom size, format, challenges, diversity). Include evaluations if available, and a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach (

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)