Open September 18th, 2017 through November 15th, 2017
The Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley is conducting a search to fill a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor of Public Policy or above, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.
We seek applications from researchers and scholars who focus on policy issues related to the future of jobs, the changing nature of labor markets, and the ways in which Public Policy can support working people and diverse populations. We anticipate that the senior candidate hired into this position will take a leadership role in developing and directing the recently-endowed Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans (the website can be viewed here: https://gspp.berkeley.edu/centers/bifya).
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in economics, demography, sociology, political science, public policy, or another discipline relevant to the topical policy area under consideration. 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. Prior policy experience is desirable. The Goldman School is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.
This will be a senior hire, and thus a distinguished scholarly record sufficient to be awarded tenure at UC Berkeley is required along with a strong commitment to teaching. GSPP has a diverse faculty that is committed to all forms of diversity, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Minimum Qualifications: The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for this position is a Ph.D. or equivalent degree at the time of application.
Applications: Candidates should submit the following materials for a complete application: a cover letter with a clear statement of scholarly and teaching interests; a current Curriculum Vita; two to three examples of scholarship (for example, two publications and a recent working paper), and contact information for three references. The committee will only contact referees of finalists, and will seek the candidate's permission before doing so.
The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2017, but will continue to accept applications until November 15, 2017.
The Goldman School of Public Policy is a graduate school that prepares students for careers in public leadership. The majority of the students at GSPP are enrolled in the Master of Public
Policy (MPP) program, which emphasizes the applied and quantitative dimensions of policy making. The MPP may also be earned concurrently with degrees from several other UC Berkeley units: Law, Public Health, Engineering, Social Welfare, International and Area Studies and the Energy Resources Group. GSPP also offers a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program which focuses on policy management and leadership, as well as a doctoral program for students interested in policy research. While the Goldman School does not offer a bachelors-level degree, the public policy minor is available to undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley.
Goldman School faculty represent the top researchers in their respective fields, which include economics, political science, law, social psychology and engineering. Their expertise ranges from education policy to racial profiling to clean energy. As teachers, they are dedicated to training tomorrow's policy leaders. As researchers, their work is shaping public policy today.
If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Schiller, Academic HR Analyst for the Goldman School of Public Policy, 2607 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720-7320, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Confidentiality Policy: All applications 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: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html 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 http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty for more information.
The deadline to submit an application is November 15, 2017. New applications after that date cannot be considered. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2017; early applications 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, gender, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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