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Lecturer - Data Science - College of Letters & Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 13th, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 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: Monday, Feb 3, 2020 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 Data Science Program at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach Data Science Connector courses should an opening arise. 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 department. Positions may range from 25% to 100%.

Successful candidates will teach freshman/sophomore level courses, typically 2 units, listed as L&S 88-x that connect Foundations of Data Science (listed as CompSci/Stat/Info C8 and commonly called “Data 8”) with other disciplines, such as Neuroscience, Legal Studies, Public Health, Demography, English or others. Connector courses allow students to apply theoretical concepts from Data 8 to a particular area of interest. The Connector courses are intended to be taken concurrently with the Foundations course or following it. Course design and syllabus will leverage the sequence of computational and statistical techniques that students learn in the Foundations course.

Teaching a Data Science course includes holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, and preparing course materials.

Basic qualifications (at time of application): must have an advanced degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (by start date): Advanced degree. Candidates must already be authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in computer science, statistics, information, applied mathematics, engineering, or the social sciences is preferred.

For a list of all connector courses offered since Fall 2015 and their fields of study please see:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Data Science is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a one-page statement of teaching. Applicants should also provide contact information only for three professional references. Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists.

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 letters.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs through February 3, 2020. Applications are typically considered in April and May for fall course needs, in September and October for spring course needs, and February and March for summer course needs. The pool will close February 3, 2020; applicants wishing to remain in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

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 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.

Please email questions to the Assistant Director of HR, Kalford Mills at

Non-senate instructional faculty at UC are exclusively represented by UC-AFT. The Union’s website is at

The University of California 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:


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • One-Page Statement of Teaching

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)