Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

Lecturer Pool: Now Accepting Applications

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Recruitment Period 

Open date: March 1st, 2018 
Next review date: March 15th, 2018 
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. 
Final date: February 1st, 2019 
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. 
(Photo: EPS Professors Nicholas Swanson-Hysell and Chi Wang instructing class EPS 150, Spring 2017, during field trip to the Marin Headlands and Point Reyes)


The Department of Earth & Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers and lecturers in lieu of GSI’s to teach Earth and Planetary Science courses for Fall, Spring and Summer should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 4% to 100%.

A link to a list of EPS class descriptions can be found here:

Instructors of Record duties include teaching, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), developing exams and/or quizzes, supervising GSIs, scheduling field trips, participating in field trips, maintaining a course budget and maintaining a course website.

Lecturer’s in lieu of GSI’s duties entail leading discussion sections, field trips, labs or instruction of prescribed course content, under the active direction and supervision of the instructor of record who has final responsibility for the course’s entire instruction. The appointee is not solely responsible for instructional content of the course, selection of assignments, planning of exams, or for determination of course grades, but may assist in these tasks in collaboration with the instructor of record who has final authority. Other course support duties may include, but are not limited to, holding office hours, grading, and participation in development of quizzes.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualifications required to be considered an applicant for this position is the completion of B.A. or B.S. degree requirements in Earth Science or Geology by time of application.

Additional qualifications: An M.A. or equivalent degree in Earth Science or Geology by the date of appointment for instructors of record.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Earth Science or Geology is preferred for instructors of record.

Salary: To be commensurate with experience; minimum full-time annual rate is $53,402.

Appointments may be part-time and may require applicant to work weekends and nights.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants must submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The pool will close on February 1, 2019; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application. 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.

Please direct questions to Veronica Padilla at

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, and service. The department is also interested in individuals who may have had non-‐traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service).

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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA



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

  • Cover Letter

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