The School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of part-time, non-tenure-track lecturers to teach courses in Information and Cybersecurity. We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach 15-person sections in our web-based Master of Information and Cybersecurity program.
Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the school. Positions typically start in January, May, and August, and appointments may be renewed based on need, funding, and performance. Due to budget restrictions, no funding is available for visa or relocation expenses.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include: hold office hours, assign grades, advise students, prepare course materials (e.g., syllabus), and provide clear and prompt feedback on student work.
Teaching experience in at least one of the following core areas:
Preferred qualifications include: a record of superior academic or professional performance; the ability to be self-directed with broadly-defined limits on assignments; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; and a demonstrated ability to interact efficiently with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment.
Please indicate in your Statement of Teaching Interests/Experience/Approach which class(es) you believe you are qualified to teach.
The School of Information is particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to racial and gender diversity and equity in higher education through their teaching or other related areas. We require that applicants submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions.
The full-time annual fiscal-year salary range is $61,930 to $162,227. The School of Information generally hires lecturers for an appointment at 17% to 35% time on a semester basis.
This position is in a represented bargaining unit.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable.
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, develop models of information practice, and 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.