Tenure-track Positions for 2008


The School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for up to two ladder rank faculty members, one at the junior (untenured) level and one open as to rank.

The School of Information is the most recently formed school on the Berkeley campus. We are an interdisciplinary professional school. Our faculty members come from diverse fields, including computer science, economics, engineering, information science, law, media arts and design, political science, and sociology. We share a commitment to building a new field of scholarship and practice that addresses the design of new genres of information and media, information policy and ethics, and the relationships among information/information systems and individuals, organizations, and society. Candidates should possess appropriate expertise and demonstrated research excellence and be committed to working on issues related to information and/or information technology in a multidisciplinary setting. Relevant professional experience is also desirable.

Our master’s graduates are employed in corporations and start-ups as well as government and non-profit organizations. Their jobs typically involve information design and architecture, user-centered design, document engineering, project management, consulting, web-based services, and information policy and science. Graduates of our PhD program have taken positions at business, law, and public policy schools, industrial research laboratories, and government organizations. We also offer undergraduate courses in fields such as search engines, new media, and the history of information.

We have organized our curriculum into five subfields: information design and architecture, information economics and policy, information assurance (privacy, security, quality), social science analysis of information and online communication, and human computer interaction — and we invite applicants who can contribute to any of these areas. The desirable research focus is open and includes, but is not limited to, questions about information law and policy (intellectual property and digital rights management, Internet governance, security and privacy), information economics (economics of digital goods/services, economics of information security, sponsored search), data management and e-commerce systems (data mining, web analytics, service design and delivery), human computer interaction, mobile and multimedia information, large scale social/information systems.

Applicants should have received, or be about to receive, a doctoral degree in a related discipline or professional field (such as business, computer science, economics, engineering, information science, law, policy, psychology, sociology.) The successful applicant will be expected to establish a high quality research program and to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in his/her area of specialty as well as to provide service to the School and University.

Applications should include a CV, select papers, short statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation (refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality). Applications may be submitted via email (preferred) tosearch1229@ischool.berkeley.edu or sent to the address below. The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2007, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by that date; however, applications will continue to be accepted until January 15, 2008.

Chair of the Search Committee
School of Information
102 South Hall, #4600
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-4600

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Last updated:

June 26, 2009