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Lecturer - Physics - College of Letters & Science
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 8, 2024
Title Lecturer - Physics - College of Letters & Science
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 12/31/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Physics - General

Lecturer - Physics - College of Letters & Science

Position overview Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position A reasonable salary estimate for this position is $64,329-$97,469.

Percent time: Part-time, varies by assignment. Courses typically are 25%, 33%, or 44% FTE.

Anticipated start: Instruction typically starts in mid-August (Fall semester), mid-January (Spring semester), or mid-June (Summer Sessions).

Position duration: Fall, Spring, Summer. Semester or academic year.

Application Window
Open date: January 8, 2024

Next review date: Friday, Jun 21, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Dec 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 Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified, temporary, non-tenure track lecturers to teach a range of physics courses. Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach a range of lecture and laboratory courses in Physics. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include:

  • Holding office hours;
  • Assigning grades;
  • Advising and communicating with students;
  • Preparing course materials, including syllabi, homework assignments, and exams;
  • Using a learning management system (e.g. bCourses) and/or maintaining a course website; and,
  • Managing and mentoring graders and/or graduate student instructors.

When completing the online application, applicants should be sure to select the appropriate courses they prefer to teach from the list of specializations provided.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A Master's degree (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a Master's degree program (or equivalent international degree-granting program) at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
A Master's degree (or equivalent international degree) by the start of the appointment.

For applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents, valid US work authorization is required for the duration of employment. Applicants should not expect the department to sponsor a work visa on their behalf.

Preferred qualifications
A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), and/or prior college-level teaching experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • 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. More Information and guidelines.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

References would only be solicited for candidates following an interview.
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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.

Please refer to the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy.

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.

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