Physics, University of California, Berkeley

Position ID:UCBerkeleyLBNL-Physics-LEC [#8682]
Position Title: Lecturers - Various Courses in Undergraduate Physics - Department of Physics
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics
Theoretical Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Starting Date:2017/01/01
Appl Deadline:2017/11/22 finished (posted 2016/12/07, finished 2018/05/27, listed until 2017/11/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified part-time or full-time, temporary, non-tenure track lecturers to teach a range of physics courses, should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of available positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Positions may range from 17% to 100% time.

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, and large size undergraduate lower and/or upper division lecture, seminar and/or laboratory courses in Physics. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), creating and grading exams and homework, and using a learning management system (e.g. bCourses) and/or maintaining a course website.

Basic Qualifications (at the time of application): completion of all degree requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Physics or a closely related field, except the dissertation.

Additional Qualifications (by the appointment start date): Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Physics or a closely related field. Demonstrated teaching excellence in appropriate field with undergraduates and, where appropriate, graduate students, along with a record of accomplishment in scholarship, service and professional activity.

Preferred qualifications: 2+ years of documented experience in teaching Physics, or coursework in a closely related field, at the college level. The department is specifically interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

Minimum starting annual full-time (100%) salary rate is based on an academic year salary of $52,099. Salary to be commensurate with experience and education. Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer sessions teaching).

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants must submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations of teaching including quantitative scores and students’ written comments, and the names and contact information of three professional references. It is optional to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. When completing the online application, applicants should be sure to select the appropriate courses they prefer to teach from the list of “specializations” provided. A description of the Physics undergraduate courses can be found at

All letters solicited from references will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications will be accepted through November 22, 2017 to accommodate future course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April; for spring semester in October; and in April for summer session. The pool will close on November 22, 2017; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application. Please direct questions to Brian Underwood,, (510) 642-3317. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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:

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Contact: Brian Underwood, (510) 642-3317
Email: email
Postal Mail:
366 Le Conte Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
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