Anticipated start: Positions typically start in January, May, and August.
Review timeline: Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.
Position duration: Initial position duration is for up to one year, with possibility for renewal.
Application Window Open date: February 1, 2024
Most recent review date: Thursday, Feb 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jan 31, 2025 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 School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturers to teach on-campus courses in Information Management and Systems. We are seeking outstanding instructors who can teach courses for I School doctoral and master's level students and other UC Berkeley graduate students in related fields, as well as undergraduate courses. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the School.
Applicants will be selected from this pool for the academic year (including summer sessions), when there is curricular need. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. This is a primarily in-person role that typically requires physical presence on the UC Berkeley campus, although alternative modalities may be authorized for instruction when conditions require. Due to budget restrictions, no funding is available for visa or relocation expenses.
About The I School
The UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) advances knowledge and practice everywhere humans interact with digital technologies. Through interdisciplinary research and teaching, we are 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, such as information and computer science, design, social sciences, management, law, and policy. The I School educates professionals and scholars to understand the problems and possibilities of information, to develop models of information practice, and to design useful and usable information applications, services, and solutions.
The I School offers three professional master's degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Candidates selected for our Information Management Lecturer position typically teach classes that primarily enroll graduate students from our MIMS program, which trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes small classes and project-based learning, and our Ph.D. program, which equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.
Successful Lecturers in our program are dynamic, enthusiastic information scholars and professionals who encourage both real-world applications and deeper theoretical discussions of contemporary and historical issues in information management and systems.
General duties include: teaching (delivering lectures, facilitating class discussions, and otherwise conducting instruction), holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus, assignments), providing clear and prompt feedback on student work, and maintaining the course website.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the school is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
The School of Information is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or other related areas.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package available for lecturers who meet minimum workload and appointment hours requirements. There are also a number of policies and programs to support all employees as they balance work and family.
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application) A bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree).
Preferred qualifications An advanced degree in a field such as Information, Information Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics, Human-Computer Interaction, or Design.
Professional experience in a field such as Information, Information Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics, Human-Computer Interaction, or Design.
Experience teaching college-level courses.
Teaching experience in at least one of the following core areas:
User Experience Design
Data Analysis and Visualization
International Economics and Policy
Information Policy and Ethical Technology
Social and Technical Innovation in Entrepreneurship
Natural Language Processing
Data Engineering and Analysis
Other Areas of Information Science and Systems
A record of superior academic or professional performance.
The ability to be self-directed with broadly-defined parameters for assignment.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Demonstrated ability to support the academic, professional, and personal development of a diverse community of individuals in a highly multidisciplinary environment.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Teaching Interests/Experience/Approach - Please indicate which class(es) you believe you are qualified to teach.
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.
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.
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