Lecturers for Various Courses in Undergraduate Physics University of California at Berkeley Department of Physics

Lecturers - Various Courses in Undergraduate Physics - Department of Physics


  • College of Letters & Science - Physics



Open date: November 23rd, 2016
Next review date: April 14th, 2017

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: November 22nd, 2017

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.



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: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01022. 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 http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/physics/.

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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) 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, brianu@berkeley.edu, (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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


Berkeley, CA



More information about this recruitment: http://physics.berkeley.edu/



  • Current Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Student Evaluations of Teaching - Including quantitative scores and students' written comments.

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


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