Lecturer in Social Sciences
University of California Berkeley
United States

Lecturer in Social Sciences 

Job #JPF04388
  • Interdiscipl SocSci Pgm / College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t15.pdf. A reasonable full-time salary range for this position is $83,935-$186,446. Starting salary will be commensurate with highest degree, past college-level teaching experience, relevant industry experience and equity within the department.
Percent time: 11% - 100%
Anticipated start: Summer, July 1; Fall semester, August 1; Spring semester, Jan 1.
Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.
Review timeline: Applications are typically reviewed in March/ April for summer course needs, May for fall course needs, and September for spring course needs.
Position duration: Depending on instructional assignments, lecturers may be appointed for six weeks during the summer, for a semester, or for the academic year. Please note: These positions are temporary appointments with no guarantee of reappointment at the end of the term. 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 department 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.

Application Window

Open date: April 13, 2024

Next review date: Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Apr 13, 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.

Position description

The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program (ISSP) is the administrative unit that oversees the interdisciplinary majors, minors and graduate programs within the Social Sciences Division of the College of Letters and Sciences at UC Berkeley.

Housed in ISSP, the Master of Computational Social Science (MaCSS) is a new one-year professional master's program that will provide students with practical skills for analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing social data. Social data are data about people, groups, organizations, and their interactions from surveys and censuses, company websites, store loyalty cards, cell-phone records, social media posts, internet searches, etc. MaCSS graduates will be able to work as analysts and data specialists in business, non-profit, and government settings.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching one or more of the following courses:
• Introduction to Computing;
• Introduction to Applied Statistics;
• Advanced Computing;
• Applied Statistics;
• Ethics, Data, & Society;
• Special topics in Computational Social Science;
• Career Development;
• Capstone Project

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or a course web site, and managing teaching assistants.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree is required at time of application.

Preferred qualifications

-Prior teaching and/or work experience in computational social science, data science, computing, data analytics, or human resources.
-Leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills
-Existing authorization to work in the U.S.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated resume or C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - A brief 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 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04388

Help contact: macss@berkeley.edu

About UC Berkeley

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


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