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Assistant Professor - Infrastructure and Data Science - Goldman School of Public Policy

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The Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to the faculty at the Assistant Professor rank, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

We seek applications from intellectually rigorous and exciting scholars who focus on public policy and who can teach innovative courses to our diverse student body. We are especially interested in candidates who are trying to address infrastructure-related policy problems (including transportation, housing, communications, energy, water, cities, and health care) and who will engage with University-wide data science efforts.

The Goldman School encourages applications from individuals of any scholarly discipline whose research focuses on these questions, including those in public policy, political science, economics, statistics, sociology, civil engineering, urban affairs, management, or demography, or data scientists with roots in computer science, schools of information, and other fields. The Goldman School is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service. Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated the potential to make significant research contributions and who have a clear interest in teaching in the core of the School’s Masters in Public Policy professional program. Public-sector experience is also desirable.

Minimum Basic Qualifications: The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, or the completion of all degree requirements (except the dissertation) at the time of application.

Applications: To apply, please go to the following link:

Candidates should submit the following materials for a complete application: a cover letter; a current curriculum vita; a statement of research; at least one sample of a significant research piece; a statement of contributions to diversity (for additional information go to; and a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation. Teaching materials (a teaching statement and/or teaching evaluations) are optional. The deadline to submit an application is October 15, 2018. Early applications are encouraged.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Dean for Administration & Operations Sandi Ketchpel, Goldman School of Public Policy, 2607 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720-7320, or via email at

Letters of Reference: Candidates must request a minimum of three confidential letters of reference through the online application system by October 15, 2018. Letter writers should submit all letters by November 1, 2018.

Confidentiality Policy: 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.

Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of its faculty, including dual career couples, new parents, and single parents. Please visit the Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare home page at for more information.

The deadline to submit an application is October 15, 2018. New applications after that date cannot be considered. Early applications and letters of reference are encouraged, but all complete applications received by the final date will receive full consideration.

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
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Significant Research Sample - At least one sample of a significant research piece, something which demonstrates the potential to make significant research contributions to the field.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. For additional information go to

  • Significant Research Sample - At least one sample of a significant research piece, something which demonstrates the potential to make significant research contributions to the field.

  • Teaching materials - A teaching statement and/or teaching evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required