Lecturer - Development Engineering - The Blum Center for Developing Economies
The Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors and invites applications for a lecturer position to teach courses in the area of Development Engineering. Information regarding existing Development Engineering (Dev Eng) courses is available at http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/dev_eng/. New classes in Dev Eng are planned based upon student interest and candidate expertise. Candidates under consideration will be contacted by the Blum Center. Selected candidates will hold the title of Lecturer. The previous pool closed July 2019. Those interested in remaining in the pool must reapply.
We plan to hire for the Fall 2019 semester, the Spring 2020 semester, the Summer Sessions 2020, and for Fall 2020 should an opening arise. The pool is being generated in case of need and will remain open through September, 3, 2020 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. The review of applications for Fall semester appointments will be in May, for Spring semester appointments in October, and for Summer Sessions appointments in March.
Founded in 2006, The Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley brings together academics, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and Silicon Valley-inspired solutions to solve the world's most pressing development challenges. Operating on the notion that a world-class public research university must be a force for tackling society's most persistent challenges, the Blum Center inspires and facilitates interdisciplinary research and problem-solving; teaches students to think critically and optimistically about issues of poverty and development; equips the next generation of social entrepreneurs with the skills needed to design, deploy, and scale world-changing innovations; and advises and trains groups and organizations on methods for fostering a culture of innovation in their workplaces. To learn more about our center please visit https://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/about/.
General Duties: Lecturers are responsible for the course syllabus: curriculum development and delivery, student mentoring, student assessment through relevant projects, problem sets, tests and/or class attendance and participation, and grades. Project-based courses will require working with potential sponsors.
Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required: Bachelor's or equivalent international degree at time of application is required.
Additional Qualifications: The following additional qualifications are required by the start date of the job. Applicants must hold either a master's degree or equivalent international degree, or at least 7 years of industry or nonprofit organization experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or graduate professional degree is preferred in a discipline associated with development engineering (e.g., development technologies, development economics and business models, impact analysis, design for development). Teaching experience in two or more of the topic areas listed below is preferred. Also desirable are a strong track record in developing and implementing new and experimental methods of delivering education and hands-on learning, and experience working with students from a range of disciplines. Industry leadership experience. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A.
Topic areas include:
Design for Impact
Innovation in complex organizations
Multidisciplinary project-based courses on solving real-world problems (e.g., Hacking for Defense; Hacking for Local, Design, Evaluate and Scale Development Technologies; or similar)
Design your Life
The Future of Work
Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Technological Innovation
National Security Innovation
Modern Slavery and Development
Salary range: Starting salary is commensurate with highest degree, teaching experience, and equity within the Department
Positions are typically part-time. Instructors teaching one 3-5 unit course during summer sessions will normally be appointed at 11% time. Instructors teaching one course with three hours of lecture per week during the semester will normally be appointed at 33% time. Alternatively, depending on curricular needs, lecturers may be hired into the Teacher Special Program (TSP), and will teach short courses consisting of 10-15 hours, and are paid at an hourly rate.
The exact percentage of lecturer appointments will vary, depending on the number of sections taught, and duration of the course.
Duration: Lecturers hired to teach during the Fall semester are employed from August through December. Lecturers hired to teach during the Spring semester are employed from January through May. Lecturers hired to teach during Summer Sessions are employed between May and August. Courses will generally span a whole term but may be shorter appointments (e.g., module within a course or a half-semester course).
The current pool will close on September 3, 2020. Those interested in remaining in the pool beyond September 3, 2020 will need to reapply. Please direct questions to email@example.com.
The Blum Center seeks candidates whose experiences, research or teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We are also interested in candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and people of color in higher education. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
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.
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