Open Search (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Dec 05, 2017
Jan 04, 2018
Field of specialization
Nuclear / Radiochemical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Open Search (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering

at the University of California, Berkeley


The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a faculty position at the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor level. This is an open search in any disciplinary area within Nuclear Engineering. We seek candidates who have outstanding potential for scholarship, teaching, and professional service, as well as capacity to attract extramural research funding.


The Department of Nuclear Engineering, established in 1958, is the only nuclear engineering program in the University of California system and is actively involved in major multi-institutional research initiatives in such areas as reactor safety and licensing, thermal hydraulics, neutronics, nuclear materials, nuclear waste management, medical physics, nonproliferation and applied nuclear physics. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excel in teaching nuclear science and engineering. Faculty duties will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of graduate students.


The Department of Nuclear Engineering hosts a vibrant and growing community of faculty and students and enjoys close relationships with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory. The Department has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and education, and seeks to further develop strategic alliances with related academic units in the College of Engineering, research centers, national laboratories and industrial partners. The rich environment afforded by the excellence in engineering at Berkeley, the resources of the national laboratories, and the strength of other departments in the College including Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Bioengineering, as well as Chemistry and Chemical Engineering provides fertile ground for further growth and development of Nuclear Engineering at Berkeley. To learn more about the Department of Nuclear Engineering please visit


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in the College of Engineering. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the College. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are available at:


Basic Qualifications: Applicants must, at a minimum, be in the process of completing a doctoral dissertation or the equivalent degree at the time of application.


Additional Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent degree is required by the date of appointment. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship and demonstrate a commitment to excel in teaching in topics relevant to nuclear energy.


To apply, please go to the following link:


The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching interests, and two representative peer-reviewed (or in review) publications. Applicants are also required to provide information on past experience or future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and to provide contact information for four professional references. We will contact your references only if you are under serious consideration for the position, and we will seek your permission before doing so. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: The closing date for applications is January 15, 2018, and review of applications will begin immediately thereafter. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The expected start date is July 1, 2018.


The Department is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For more information please go the web site of the Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare at


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:

Please direct questions to Melissa Varian,