Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

University of California Berkeley College of Engineering

Lecturer Pool - Mechanical Engineering - College of Engineering

Job #JPF02990
  • Mechanical Engineering / College of Engineering / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: Lecturers: $63,788 - $159,045, salary is based on highest degree, previous college-level teaching experience, industry experience, and equity within the department. TSP: $65 Hourly Rate
Percent time: Lecturers: 7% to 100% in any given semester
TSP: Hourly (4 -40 hours per week)
Anticipated start: 2021-22 Academic-Year: 7/1/2021
Fall semester (only): 8/1/2021
Spring semester (only): 1/1/2022
Appointments for Fall semester are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester in October, and Summer in March.
Position duration: Positions can be one semester or academic year

Application Window

Open date: June 25th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Jul 9, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 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

We are generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach regular and Summer Session courses, should an opening arise. In addition to lecturing responsibilities, general duties for these positions include laboratory teaching, holding regular office hours, assigning grades, advising students, and preparing course materials and exams.

We are also seeking applicants for Teacher Special Programs (TSP), should an opening arise. TSP instructors will be responsible for overseeing capstone projects in the Master of Engineering (MEng) program in the Department Mechanical Engineering. This includes: design and propose capstone projects and help match students into suitable projects. Meet with each capstone project team on a regular basis to review results, manage interpersonal aspects, and maintain efficient progress. Provide critical, constructive feedback on students’ written reports and oral presentations. Coordinating and participating in the MS Plan II exam of each student at the end of the capstone project period.

If you wish to remain in the pool after the final date, you will need to reapply.

UC Lecturers and TSPs are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

Department: https://me.berkeley.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Basic qualifications for both positions: Master's degree or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Additional qualifications for both positions: Experience in teaching at the graduate level and a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Temporary Instructor Positions: Teaching experience or experience/training in one or more of the following fields: 1) design & product development, 2) thermal sciences, 3) fluid mechanics, 4) dynamic systems & controls, 5) mechanics, 6) engineering programming, and 7) mechatronics & laboratory, and (8) engineering ethics. As needed, other undergraduate or graduate courses may be considered. For more information about the courses for this recruitment visit: https://me.berkeley.edu

TSP Positions: Mentoring experience in one or more of the related engineering fields or comparable experience/training. Degree in mechanical engineering or suitable related discipline. Experience in supervising teams of researchers at the graduate level and experience working in industry and/or a research institute.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching - Summary of teaching experience for lecturer positions or mentoring/teaching statement for TSP positions
  • 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).
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02990

Help contact: m_varian@me.berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

Job location

Berkeley, CA