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Lecturer Pool - Data Science - College of Letters and Science

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Lecturer Pool Data Science Program

The Data Science Program at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors 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%-100% time.

Successful candidates will teach freshman/sophomore level courses, typically 2 units, listed as L&S 88-x that connect CS/Info/Stat c8 Foundations of Data Science with other disciplines, such as Neuroscience, Legal Studies, Public Health, Demography, English or others. 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: (by time of application) Applicants must have completed all PhD requirements except the dissertation or equivalent degree, at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: (by start date) A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the start date in computer science, statistics, information, applied mathematics, or a field of application within Letters and Science.

Salary is commensurate with experience $52,099-87,078

Data Science is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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:

• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Teaching
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Interest in Data Science.

Applicants should also provide contact information only for 2 letters of recommendation.
If requested, 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.

The posting will remain open until June 19, 2018 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April-June, for spring semester in October-November, and February-March for summer courses. The pool will close June 19, 2018; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you 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 direct all inquires to Professor Cathryn Carson:

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity statement:
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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Interest in Data Science

  • Syllabus (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)