Assistant Professor – Technology Policy, Governance, and Society – School of Information – Goldman School of Public Policy

University of California Berkeley

Assistant Professor – Technology Policy, Governance, and Society – School of Information – Goldman School of Public Policy

Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor
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: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1.pdf. The current base salary range for this position is $74,600-$97,200. “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: September 25, 2023 – October 30, 2023

Application Window
Open date: August 16, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Sep 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Sep 25, 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 Goldman School of Public Policy and the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, invite applications for a joint tenure-track appointment to the faculty at the Assistant Professor rank.

We seek applications from intellectually rigorous and exciting scholars who have already completed their degree requirements, with preference for those who are currently serving in industry, post-doc positions, or at the assistant professor rank. Ideal candidates will have research foci in one or more broad areas at the intersection of technology and policy – including digital democracy, privacy and security, and data science from a policy analysis perspective – and who can teach innovative courses on these topics to graduate students in both Public Policy and Information Schools. We seek applicants with expertise in technology combined with an explicit policy domain including, but not limited to: policies and regulation for AI/automation; racial-ethnic and social justice; public health; climate change and environmental sustainability; election and voting integrity; social media, journalism and information integrity; public administration and agile government; planning, infrastructure, and transportation; and law and technology regulation.

We encourage applications from individuals of any scholarly discipline whose research focuses on these questions. Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated the potential to make significant research contributions and who have a clear interest in contributing to both the School of Public Policy and the School of Information.

The Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) at the University of California, Berkeley's holds the #1 US News and World Report rankings in Policy Analysis, and in Social Policy, and we are committed proudly to equity and justice for the public good. The School of Information is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. This requires the insights of scholars from diverse fields — information and computer science, design, social sciences, management, law, and policy. GSPP and the I School are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity, inclusive perspectives, collegial respect, and support for underserved student populations through their intellectual voice and actions in research, teaching, and service. This commitment to advancing equity and inclusion is essential for GSPP and the I School, as our excellence can only be fully realized if our entire community shares in the commitment to these values. Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at: https://ls.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion and at: https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/about/community

The Goldman School of Public Policy and the School of Information are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

More information about the School of Information: https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/

School: https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/

School: https://gspp.berkeley.edu/

Qualifications
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD, J.D. or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in PhD, J.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
Preference will be given to scholars who have already demonstrated significant research contributions, who have a clear interest in interdisciplinary scholarship, and who are interested in teaching in both the School of Public Policy and the School of Information. Public-sector experience is also desirable. Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Excellence in research, including quality and trajectory;
  • Teaching and mentoring ability for graduate students;
  • Fit with the research and teaching desires and needs of the Schools;
  • Ability and interest in bridging fields and topics in an interdisciplinary manner;
  • Public/professional sector experience and impact; and
  • Philosophy, skills, and experiences related to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – Including statement of fit with the research and teaching needs of both Schools.
  • Statement of Research – A short statement of research interests
  • Statement of Teaching – A short statement of teaching experience
  • 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.
  • Selected Publication 1
  • Selected Publication 2
  • Selected Publication 3
  • Teaching Evaluations (If Available) (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04007

Help contact: dean@ischool.berkeley.edu

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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

To apply, visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04007

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