Sep 7, 2023

HIRING: Assistant Professor — Technology Policy, Governance, and Society

The School of Information and The Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, invite applications for a joint tenure-track appointment to the faculty at the Assistant Professor rank.

Apply by Monday, Sep 25, 2023, at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) to ensure full consideration by the committee.


We seek applications from intellectually rigorous and exciting scholars who have already completed their degree requirements, with preference for those who are currently serving in industry, post-doc positions, or at the assistant professor rank. Ideal candidates will have research foci in one or more broad areas at the intersection of technology and policy – including digital democracy, privacy and security, and data science from a policy analysis perspective – and who can teach innovative courses on these topics to graduate students in both Public Policy and Information Schools. We seek applicants with expertise in technology combined with an explicit policy domain including, but not limited to: policies and regulation for AI/automation; racial-ethnic and social justice; public health; climate change and environmental sustainability; election and voting integrity; social media, journalism and information integrity; public administration and agile government; planning, infrastructure, and transportation; and law and technology regulation. 

We encourage applications from individuals of any scholarly discipline whose research focuses on these questions. Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated the potential to make significant research contributions and who have a clear interest in contributing to both the School of Public Policy and the School of Information.


Open date: August 16, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Sep 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Sep 25, 2023 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)

PhD, J.D. or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in PhD, J.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to scholars who have already demonstrated significant research contributions, who have a clear interest in interdisciplinary scholarship, and who are interested in teaching in both the School of Public Policy and the School of Information. Public-sector experience is also desirable. Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Excellence in research, including quality and trajectory;
  • Teaching and mentoring ability for graduate students; 
  • Fit with the research and teaching desires and needs of the Schools; 
  • Ability and interest in bridging fields and topics in an interdisciplinary manner; 
  • Public/professional sector experience and impact; and 
  • Philosophy, skills, and experiences related to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. 
  • Cover Letter - Including statement of fit with the research and teaching needs of both Schools. 
  • Statement of Research - A short statement of research interests 
  • Statement of Teaching - A short statement of teaching experience 
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines. 
  • Selected Publication 1
  • Selected Publication 2
  • Selected Publication 3
  • Teaching Evaluations (If Available) (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Apply now

Last updated:

September 7, 2023