Review timeline: Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, please submit materials by January 16, 2024.
Application Window Open date: November 2, 2023
Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Apr 1, 2024 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.
The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) invites applications and nominations for the next Dean of the School of Information.
The School of Information, or the I School, is an independent professional school at UC Berkeley. Research at the I School focuses on the relationships between people, information, and technology, offering a human-centered approach to delivering technology-driven solutions. Faculty at the I School take a multidisciplinary approach to their work, with interests at the intersection of technology, social sciences, and the humanities. At the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, the School's aim is to develop innovative, interdisciplinary solutions to challenges in technology, shape policy, and empower individuals to navigate a complex and evolving digital landscape. In its relatively short history, the School has achieved national and global recognition for its research and advancements in the field of information sciences.
The I School enrolls over 1,300 students across four graduate degree programs: the Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS), the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS), the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS), and an academic doctoral degree. The I School is a pioneer in the delivery of exceptional education both on campus and online, offering two online professional master's degrees in cybersecurity and data science programs which were ranked number one and two respectively by Fortune magazine in 2023. The School is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ)-core values that inform the curriculum, define the community, and guide their work in the information sciences and beyond. The next Dean will continue to build on the School's successes while working to increase student enrollment, recruit a more diverse faculty and staff, and strengthen the school's financial position through fundraising and diversifying revenue streams.
For over 150 years, UC Berkeley has been reimagining the world by challenging convention and generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value. Home to over 30,000 undergraduate students and 12,300 graduate students, UC Berkeley is consistently ranked among the best universities nationally and globally, ranking first among public schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 2023. Since 2020, three faculty members have been awarded Nobel prizes, and a record breaking Light the Way: The Campaign for Berkeley surpassed its goal of raising $6 billion to advance the university's institutional goals.
Applicants must apply directly to UC Berkeley at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04062. To be considered as candidates, applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the time of application and submit a CV or resume. A letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile is strongly encouraged. Electronic submission of materials is required. Inquiries, nominations, and referrals should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website: https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/university-california-berkeley-school-information/dean. Screening of complete applications (CV or resume) will begin immediately. For best consideration, apply by January 16, 2024.
The I School is 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, 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, belonging and justice at the I School is available here.
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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.