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University of California, Berkeley
  • Position Number: 4552003
  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Mechanical

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor--Fusion & Plasma Science--Nuclear Engineering

Position overview Position title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Fusion & Plasma Science
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: The current base salary range for this position is Assistant Annual $94, 300 - $118, 700; Associate Annual $114,400 - $133,500; Full Annual $128,100 - $206,300. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Anticipated start: July 1,2024

Review timeline: 77 days

Application Window
Open date: August 22, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Nov 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Nov 13, 2023 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.

Position description

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, starting July 1st, 2024. We seek candidates who will develop impactful, productive, and novel research programs, will commit to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education, and will contribute to the Department's goals of shaping the next generation of leaders in nuclear engineering, pushing the boundaries of science, and serving our society. The ideal candidate will outline a vision for research and scholarship that will advance the fields of nuclear fusion, plasma science, and technology, and related areas. An ability to interface with other disciplines (nuclear physics, nuclear data, thermal hydraulics, nuclear materials, neutron transport, etc.) is highly desired.

In addition to developing a vibrant, cutting-edge research program, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach and develop undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in nuclear fusion and related disciplines and to mentor students at all levels. Candidates will have to demonstrate a commitment to excel in teaching and mentoring.

Candidates will also have to demonstrate how they plan to contribute through research, teaching, and mentoring to the core values of the Nuclear Engineering Department: integrity, excellence, dignity, and justice. Candidates should know that financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging goals, with the full backing of the College of Engineering. Examples of ongoing programs in the College are available at: Details of the Department's programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair, and inclusive environment can be found at:

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and institutions, and we are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For more information, refer to the Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare at

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley, established in 1958, is the only nuclear engineering program in the State of California, and only one of two on the West Coast. It is actively involved in major multi-institutional research initiatives in such areas as reactor safety and licensing, thermal hydraulics, nuclear data, neutronics, nuclear materials, nuclear waste management, medical physics, nonproliferation, and applied nuclear physics. The Department of Nuclear Engineering hosts a vibrant and growing community of faculty and students and enjoys close relationships with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. 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 provides fertile ground for further growth and development of Nuclear Engineering at Berkeley. To learn more about the Department of Nuclear Engineering please visit


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • 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)

Professional References: Please provide names and contact information for three professional references. We will only contact your references to request letters if you are advanced to the second round of review for the position, and we will seek your permission prior to doing so.
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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

In searches when letters of reference are required 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 prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

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