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Lecturer – Department of Astronomy – College of Letters and Science

Anticipated start: As soon as Fall 2023

The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for lecturer positions in multiple astronomy courses. We seek a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in astronomy in the academic year and summer.

Teaching responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach one or more courses in the undergraduate Astronomy/Astrophysics curriculum. There is an immediate need for an instructor for the Optical and Infrared Astronomy Laboratory (AY 120) in the fall, a rigorous laboratory class meant to introduce undergraduate astronomy majors to data taking and data analysis.

General duties: teaching responsibilities, holding office hours, developing syllabi, assignments, writing exams, supervising Graduate Student Instructors and maintaining a course website. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of a Bachelor’s (or equivalent international degree) at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
We prefer applicants have a masters or doctoral degree in astronomy or physics. Past teaching experience as a lead or assistant instructor is also preferred. Practicing astronomers or astronomy educators are also preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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. More Information and guidelines.

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)



Application Deadlines: First review date Thursday, Jul 27, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Thursday, Jul 11, 2024 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.
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