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Nov 9, 2023

Call for Nominations: Dean of the School of Information

The School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications and nominations for our next Dean.

Apply by Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) to ensure full consideration by the committee.


The I School enrolls over 1,300 students across four graduate degree programs: the Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS), the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS), the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS), and an academic doctoral degree. The I School is a pioneer in the delivery of exceptional education both on campus and online, offering two online professional master’s degrees in cybersecurity and data science programs which were ranked number one and two respectively by Fortune magazine in 2023. The School is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ) — core values that inform the curriculum, define the community, and guide their work in the information sciences and beyond. The next Dean will continue to build on the School’s successes while working to increase student enrollment, recruit a more diverse faculty and staff, and strengthen the school’s financial position through fundraising and diversifying revenue streams.

The Dean will be an experienced and collaborative leader within fast-paced, multidisciplinary environments. They will be a visionary institutional thinker who deeply understands the role society plays in technology, and the implications of future technological advancements. They will use this knowledge to identify and pursue innovations in teaching, research, and practice. The Dean will ensure the School’s priorities align with the broader university goals.

The I School is particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity, inclusive perspectives, collegial respect, and support for underserved student populations through their intellectual voice and actions in research, teaching, and service. This commitment to advancing equity and inclusion is essential, as our excellence can only be fully realized if our entire community shares in the commitment to these values. Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice at the I School.


Open date: November 2, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Apr 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent international degree by the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

The successful candidate will be a renowned scholar-leader with credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. 
  • Letter of Interest - A letter of interest addressing the themes in the position profile is strongly encouraged (Optional)
  • Other Document (Optional)
  • Other Document (Optional)
  • Other Document (Optional)

Apply now


Nominate a candidate for the deanship

The nomination form is now open on the Isaacson Miller website. We value your input in helping us create an outstanding and diverse pool of candidates.

 About the I School

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November 9, 2023