Job ID: 171420

Lecturer (Part-Time) - Development Engineering - The Blum Center for Developing Economies

University of California Berkeley

  • Nov. 8, 2021
  • Lecturer (Part-Time) - Development Engineering - The Blum Center for Developing Economies
  • University of California Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 2/1/2022
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Engineering - Other

Lecturer (Part-Time) - 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 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 September 3, 2020 . Those interested in remaining in the pool must reapply.

We plan to hire for the Spring 2021 semester, Fall 2021 semester, Spring 2022 semester, and the Summer Sessions 2021 and 2022, should an opening arise. The pool is being generated in case of need and will remain open through February 1, 2022, 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

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 equivalent international degree 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, but are not limited to:
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Development Engineering
  • Innovation in Complex Organizations
  • Changemakers and Intrapreneurs
  • Multidisciplinary project-based courses on solving real-world problems (e.g ., Hacking for Defense; Hacking for Local; Design, Evaluate and Scale Development Technologies; Mission Driven Start-Ups; or similar)
  • Design your LIfe, The Future of Work
  • National Security Innovation
  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Innovation in Humanitarian and Disaster Response
  • Big Ideas for Social Impact
  • Digital Transformation of Development
  • 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) title, 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).

Please submit your application materials electronically through Berkeley's Academic Personnel recruiting website at

The current pool will close on February 1, 2022. Those interested in remaining in the pool beyond February 1, 2022, will need to reapply. Please direct questions to

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:

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