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Lecturer (Berkeley Nuclear Engineering)

Hiring Agency: 
Department of Nuclear Engineering, U.C. Berkeley
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, Jan 31st 2019

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. The percentage of the appointment will vary, depending on the number of sections taught. The positions may range from 11%-100% time in a given summer or semester. 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 course website. The full-time annual salary range is $60,419 - $150,645. Starting salary will be commensurate with degrees currently held, past college-level teaching experience and equity within the department.

Specializations include, but are not limited to:

  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Nuclear Detection
  • Radioactive Waste Management
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Radiation Biological Effects
  • Dosimetry
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Transport
  • Reactor Physics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics

Basic qualifications: A Master’s degree or equivalent degree in engineering is required at the time of application.

Additional qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an engineering discipline (or related field) is required by the start date of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:  Prior teaching experience is preferred in one of the following fields: 1) Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Reactions and Nuclear Detection (NE 102, NE 101, NE 201, NE 104), 2) Radioactive Waste Management, Nuclear Fuel Cycle (NE 124, NE 224, NE 225), 3) Radiation Biological Effects, Dosimetry, Radiation Protection (NE 162, NE 262), 4) Radiation Transport, Reactor Physics (NE 150, NE 250, NE 155, NE 255), and 5) Engineering Thermodynamics (E 115). As needed, other undergraduate or graduate courses may be considered. For more information about the courses for this recruitment visit:

How to Apply: 

To apply, please go to the following link: Application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, and a list of two references. Applicants are encouraged to provide a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching or other related areas. We will only contact your references if you are a finalist for the position, and we will seek your permission before doing so.

This pool will remain open until January 31, 2019 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for Fall semester are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester in October, and Summer appointments are reviewed in March.  If you wish to remain in the pool after January 31, 2019 you will need to reapply.

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

For questions regarding this position, please contact:  Melissa Varian,