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Post Doctoral Scholar – Racial Equity - Haas School of Business

Position overview

Position title: Post-Doctoral Scholar Employee
Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and based on UC Berkeley’s Postdoctoral salary table. For teaching, salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and based on the Unit 18 Lecturer salary table
Percent time: The initial postdoctoral appointment will be at 100% time. Should you teach, you will be appointed to a lecturer position. The total between both roles will not exceed 100% time.
Anticipated start: Fall 2022
Position duration: One year with the possibility of renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance.

Application Window

Open date: April 25, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, May 20, 2022 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: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 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 Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley seeks seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee (Title Code 3252) appointment focused on topics related to racial equity and business (finance, economics, organizational behavior, social psychology, accounting, real estate, marketing, entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, environmental science, etc.).

The position is primarily a research opportunity that provides extensive freedom to develop one’s own research agenda, but also comes with expectations to collaborate with Haas faculty and advise doctoral students. The position also includes the opportunity to teach an elective course or co-teach in our new core course “Business Communication in Diverse Work Environments.” Should you teach, you will be appointed to a lecturer position.

Lecturer positions may range up to 33% time. General Duties as a lecturer in addition to teaching responsibilities include:
• Holding office hours
• Assigning grades
• Advising students
• Preparing course materials.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  1. Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) by the start date.
  2. No more than four years of post-degree research experience.
Preferred qualifications
  1. Experience in finance, economics, organizational behavior, social psychology, accounting, real estate, marketing, entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, or environmental science as it relates to racial equality and business.
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills
  3. Demonstrated ability to stay organized and meet research deadlines
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students, and team members.
  5. Ability to facilitate discussions about topics related to racial equity in business-related fields
  6. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization, or public university setting.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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 (for additional information go to

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required

Applicants should submit a CV, a research paper, a research statement, two letters of reference, and a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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:

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 condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

Job location

Berkeley, CA