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Lecture Pool - Mechanical Engineering - College of Engineering
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 7, 2020
Title Lecture Pool - Mechanical Engineering - College of Engineering
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 4/8/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Lecture Pool - Mechanical Engineering - College of Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical 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 part-time positions may range from 7% to 100% time in a given semester. The instructor will give lectures (plus laboratory teaching and preparation for certain courses), hold regular office hours, prepare exams, and submit final grades. The appointment will begin at the beginning of Fall, Spring or Summer semester. Annual Salary Range: $63,788-$159,045. Starting salary will be commensurate with degrees currently held, past college-level teaching experience, industry experience, and equity within the department.

We are also seeking applicants for Teacher Special Programs (TSP), should an opening arise. The hourly appointment will vary depending on how many projects you supervise. The part-time positions may range from 4 hours to 40 hours per week in a given summer or semester. The TSP instructor's principal responsibility will be overseeing capstone projects in the Master of Engineering (MEng) program of the Department Mechanical Engineering. This will include the following tasks: Designing and proposing capstone projects. Helping match students into suitable projects. Meeting 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. Hourly Rate: $65.00

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

Additional qualifications for both positions: Experience in teaching as a graduate student instructor or instructor of record for a course 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 & control, 5) mechanics, 6) engineering programming, and 7) mechatronics & laboratory, and engineering ethics. As needed, other undergraduate or graduate courses may be considered. For more information about the courses for this recruitment visit:

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.

To apply go to the following link:

This pool will remain open until April 8, 2021 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for Fall semester are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester in October, and Summer in March. If you wish to remain in the pool after April 8, 2021 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 or other related areas. The University is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family, if applicable. 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 the positions, please contact: Melissa C. Varian,


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