Adjunct Professor in Cybersecurity

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

The School of Information at UC Berkeley welcomes applications for a full‐time, non‐tenure‐track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Adjunct Professor level, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021 in the area of cybersecurity. This faculty member will teach in, help further build, and be an integral part of the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program, and will conduct research on issues connected to the policy, business, economics, or usability of cybersecurity.

The position will include teaching in our online master’s program in information and cybersecurity, including a clinical cybersecurity practicum; service related to the further development, evaluation, and delivery of the cybersecurity program and courses; research collaboration particularly with the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity; and participation in the intellectual community at the School of Information and on the Berkeley campus. While research is an important aspect of this role, the focus of the responsibilities of these positions is on teaching and service to the cybersecurity program.


In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include: hold office hours, assign grades, advise students, prepare course materials (e.g., syllabus), provide clear and prompt feedback on student work, and maintain the course website with support from the graduate student instructor (GSI).


Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application.

A Ph.D. or international equivalent degree is required by the start date of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in a relevant social science, technical, or interdisciplinary field such as information, information science, economics, political science, engineering, computer science, or sociology. Preferred qualifications also include a demonstrated record of relevant experience in interactions between the human and the technical challenges of securing information, experience designing and executing relevant experiments or products, demonstrated teaching in online synchronous classroom environments, as well as online course development (formation of educational goals, design of curriculum and learning activities). A successful candidate will possess appropriate technical expertise and relevant research credentials, and be committed to working in a multidisciplinary setting. Relevant professional or industry experience in a cybersecurity role would be advantageous.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the I School. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

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


Salary is commensurate with experience.

Recruitment Period

Next review date: Monday, Mar 1, 2021
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Mar 15, 2021
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.

How to Apply

To apply, please go to

Apply now

Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per UC 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 letters.

Questions may be sent to

About the I School

UC Berkeley’s newest school, the School of Information (I School), was created in 1994 to address one of society’s most compelling challenges: the need to organize and make sense of the abundance of information that we can now collect, store, and share without regard for cost or distance. The way we organize, represent, govern, and make sense of this information will shape our ability to achieve public as well as private goals.

The I School educates professionals and scholars to understand the problems and possibilities of information, to develop models of information practice, and to design useful and usable information applications, services, and solutions. This requires insights from diverse fields. Our faculty includes scholars and professionals with deep expertise in information and computer science, social sciences, management, law, design, and policy, as well as related fields.

The I School offers three professional master’s degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Our MIMS program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes small classes and project-based learning. Our MIDS program trains data scientists to manage and analyze the coming onslaught of big data, in a unique high-touch online degree. Our MICS program prepares cybersecurity leaders with the technical skills and contextual knowledge necessary to develop solutions for complex cybersecurity challenges. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.

Our students and graduates work at well-known Bay Area companies that include Apple, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as at nonprofits like Kaiser Permanente and established businesses like Wells Fargo and Chevron. Many of our graduates take advantage of the opportunity to get in on the ground floor to create or work for start-ups.

About the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is a premier research and collaboration hub dedicated to building secure digital futures. It was founded in 2015 to build bridges between academic research communities, corporations, government policy makers/regulators, and civil society, and to envision solutions that enable the potential of digital technologies to advance and protect institutions, societies, and individuals. CLTC built and launched the world’s first public-interest cybersecurity clinic and is affiliated with the UC Berkeley School of Information.

Last updated:

August 9, 2021