Lecturer - L&S 126 Energy and Civilization - College of Letters & Science
University of California Berkeley
May 11, 2018
Open date: May 9th, 2018
Next review date:May 24th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 11th, 2018 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 College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to co-teach Letters & Science (L&S) 126 - Energy and Civilization, should an opening arise, in the Fall 2018 semester. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. Positions generally begin at 22%.
L&S 126 - Energy and Civilization is part of the innovative L&S Big Ideas Courses, a program that fosters new ideas about teaching, and about the 'big ideas' addressed in the course, by bringing faculty members from different disciplines together to co-teach a course, with all instructors present and interacting in the classroom every period. Enriched by multiple viewpoints, the transformative Big Ideas courses enhance the undergraduate experience as students discover, communicate, and engage in constant dialogue on ideas that span the wide breadth of liberal arts.
L&S 126 addresses the challenges of extending the benefits of existing energy systems globally while completely overhauling the current production infrastructures to combat climate change and pollution. The course will examine the constraints, challenges, impacts, and uncertainties attendant on addressing the world's important energy issues. Together the instructors will take a systems approach, integrated science, business, engineering, and technology, to address this complex problem.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus).
Basic Qualifications (by the time of application): The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements, except the dissertation, in a relevant field (e.g., physics, nuclear engineering, chemistry).
Additional Qualifications (by start date): A PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field (e.g., physics, nuclear engineering, chemistry) is required by the start date. Evidence of teaching skills.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will bring an international perspective to the topic and have in-depth knowledge about nuclear power or another energy technology (other than oil and natural gas), to balance out the expertise of the faculty members already on the teaching team. Professional experience working in energy companies and/or government energy organizations in the U.S and/or in developing nations is also desirable.
Salary: to be commensurate with experience, starting at the full time salary rate of $53,402.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01750. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, quantitative summaries of most recent teaching evaluations (may include up to three years), and contact information for three references.
Please direct questions to the the Assistant Director of HR, Kalford Mills, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The posting will remain open until June 11, 2018 to accommodate department needs. The pool will close June 11, 2018; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, you will need to submit a new application.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
If letters are solicited, 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/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The College of Letters & Science is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or work. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
A Current Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching
Quantitative Summaries of Most Recent Teaching Evaluations - (may include up to three years)
3 references required (contact information only)
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