Position overviewPosition title: Citizen Clinic Director
Open date: January 31, 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, Mar 15, 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 School of Information and its Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity seek a qualified individual for a full-time, year-round position to teach and manage the Citizen Clinic, our flagship public-interest cybersecurity clinic. Through a model similar to university-based law clinics, we train teams of students to help civil society organizations and other underserved institutions build the capabilities they need to proactively defend themselves against malicious governments and organizations, hate groups, and extremists.
The Academic Coordinator will be responsible for working with other Clinic staff and instructor(s) to grow and strengthen the cybersecurity clinic program at Berkeley. The Academic Coordinator will plan and implement outreach to inform students across campus about the opportunity to participate in the Citizen Clinic, including students who are under-represented in cybersecurity. These efforts include conducting on-campus information sessions at least once per semester. The Academic Coordinator will manage relationships with external partners involved in the clinic and develop policy recommendations for revising and improving the Clinic based on experience from client and student engagements. This includes developing a pipeline of public interest organizations who are pre-qualified as pro-bono clients of the clinic, and determining whether and how to develop an industry volunteer program to mentor student teams. The Academic Coordinator will manage Clinic operations including systems for securing client data and student identities. This position will also engage in knowledge sharing with a national Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics, collaborating to create tools and templates that strengthen the quality of experiential cybersecurity education nationally, and will apply best practices to improve Berkeley’s Clinic(s).The Academic Coordinator may engage in independent research and/or publication on topics related to cybersecurity clinical education and cybersecurity technical assistance (optionally, for up to 10% of time.)
In addition, the Academic Coordinator will contribute to the Department’s standard curriculum, with the expectation that they will teach two lecture classes during the academic year (spring and fall semesters) to both graduate and undergraduate students. For these courses, the Department will seek a pre-six Lecturer appointment that would run concurrently with the Academic Coordinator title, which will be reduced to accommodate the lecturer position.
Responsibilities for the Lecturer appointment include teaching an on-campus cybersecurity clinic practicum course for graduate and undergraduate students. Teaching duties may include activities such as delivering lectures, facilitating class discussions, holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus, assignments), revising course materials including filming recorded content as needed, mentoring candidates into the field of cybersecurity by modeling excellence and encouraging high achievement, providing clear and prompt feedback on student work, and maintaining the course website. The Lecturer will also develop and propose curriculum for a new undergraduate-level version of the Clinic.
- Teach INFO 289: Public Interest Cybersecurity: The Citizen Clinic Practicum for graduate and undergraduate students. Includes delivering lectures, holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, and revising course materials.
Academic Coordinator Duties:
- Recruit clinic clients and manage client relationships with the Clinic
- Conduct outreach to prospective clinic students across campus and coordinate student information sessions about the Clinic
- Manage relationships with other external partners involved with the Clinic, such as industry volunteers
- Create new curriculum for the Clinic
- Contribute data about Citizen Clinic pedagogical methods, effectiveness and client experience to a national consortium of cybersecurity clinics working to aggregate case studies about clinics nationwide
- Collaborate on clinic-related research with other Berkeley faculty or external partners (optional, up to 10% time)
- Develop policy recommendations for revising and improving the Clinic
- Manage Clinic operations including systems for securing client data and student identities
- May supervise a graduate teaching assistant
- This is a 1-year contract position with possibility for renewal.
The Academic Coordinator role is non-represented and is governed by the policies of the University of California Academic Personnel Manual (APM).
The Lecturer role is represented by the American Federation of Teachers (AF-T).
The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is a premier research and collaboration hub dedicated to building secure digital futures. Housed within the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, CLTC was founded in 2015 to build bridges between cutting-edge academic research and real-world industry and policy needs. Our approach is built on two key pillars: first, to focus on the future of digital security and second, to expand who participates in this field. Our public-private partnerships, research programs, and outputs help decision-makers act with foresight, and our students and alumni represent the next generation of leaders in cybersecurity technology, policy, research and practice.
The School of Information is a graduate research and education community 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 — information and computer science, design, social sciences, management, law, and policy. 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.
The School of Information is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.
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APM: Academic Coordinators: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-375.pdf
Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree.
Advanced degree or equivalent professional experience (7+ years as a practicing cybersecurity professional).
A PhD is preferred.
Overall, this position requires an experienced professional who knows how to apply theory and to put it into practice through deep understanding of the field of cybersecurity and clinical education.
Other preferred qualifications include:
- Academic background and/or equivalent professional experience cybersecurity, business, law and technology, public policy, education and/or computer science.
- Experience working in a research, teaching or professional staff position in higher education. Experience with clinical education preferred.
- Demonstrated experience with program management and record of collaborating with researchers, faculty and professional staff to strengthen and grow academic programs. Experience in strengthening and grow cybersecurity academic programs preferred.
- Experience working with qualitative and quantitative data to inform program improvements.
- Strong understanding of basic cybersecurity principles and the cybersecurity threats facing small organizations with low cyber maturity.
- Familiarity with and ability to assume direct responsibility for administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices relevant to planning and implementing the programs in scope of the position.
- Interpersonal skills to work with colleagues at various levels inside and outside the organization. Includes having skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
- Strong capacity for teamwork, collaborative, critical thinking, and attention to detail.
- Cybersecurity consulting experience.
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