University of California, Berkeley

Lecturer - Physics

Department of Physics

Salary range: $64,329; minimum
Percent time: Part-time, varies by assignment.
Anticipated start: Positions typically start at the beginning of August (Fall semester) or January (Spring semester), or mid-June (Summer Sessions).
Position duration: Fall, Spring, Summer. Semester or academic year. The number of available positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department.


Open date: July 12, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 12, 2023 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.


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/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 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 international equivalent degree) or be enrolled in a Master's degree program at the time of application.
  • Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
    A Master's degree (or international equivalent degree) by the start of the appointment.
  • Preferred qualifications
    A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), and/or prior college-level teaching experience.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Teaching Statement - Explanation of your teaching experience, philosophy, and interests.
  • 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
  • Teaching Documentation - Documentation of teaching ability, such past syllabi or student evaluations.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

References will only be solicited for the finalists.

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Last updated: 2022-09-22