[CITASA] UC-Berkeley I-School job: Assistant Prof in Human-Centered Data Science

Jenna Burrell jburrell at berkeley.edu
Mon Oct 12 14:41:34 EDT 2015

We are taking applications for a junior TT position at the UCB
I-School this year. Deadline is Dec. 14th, 2015. Please apply! Job
description below.

Jenna Burrell
Associate Professor
School of Information



The School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at
the assistant-professor level, with an expected start date of July 1,
2016, in the area of Human-Centered Data Science.

This work is emerging in fields such as HCI, CSCW, human computation,
and other areas at the intersection of social science and technology.
Some relevant topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Interactive Data Visualization
Human-centered Database Systems
Ethical uses of Big Data
Collaborative Data Analysis
Data Wrangling
Learning at Scale
Social and Economic Network Analysis
Crowd-sourced Data Systems
Human-centered Machine Learning Applications
Humanitarian Data: Tools and Applications

The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for
the position is a doctoral degree or equivalent, or all degree
requirements except the dissertation, in a related discipline (such as
computer science or a relevant social science) or professional field
(e.g., information science, digital humanities) at the time of
application. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by date of hire.

Preferred qualifications (by start date) include a demonstrated record
of relevant research that seeks to enrich and/or design innovative
solutions for data science tools, processes, and problems. A
successful candidate will possess appropriate technical expertise and
research excellence, and be committed to working in a
multidisciplinary setting. Relevant professional or industry
experience is also desirable.

The successful applicant will be expected to establish a high quality
research program and to teach graduate courses in his/her area of
specialty as well as to provide service to the School and University.

Applicants who complement their core expertise with qualitative,
ethnographic, or design methods are encouraged to apply.



The School of Information is the most recently formed school on the
Berkeley campus. We are a multidisciplinary professional school. Our
faculty members come from diverse fields, including political science,
sociology, economics, law, engineering, computer science, media arts
and design, and information science. We share a commitment to building
a new field of scholarship and practice that addresses the design of
new genres of information, information systems, and media, information
policy and ethics, and the relationships among information/information
systems and individuals, organizations, and society.

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
information services, and information policy and science. Graduates of
our Ph.D. program have taken positions in places such as the Heinz
School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon, the Berkman
Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and Microsoft Research. We
also offer undergraduate courses in fields such as new media and the
history of information.



To apply, please submit all materials electronically, by December 14, 2015, to


Applications must include:

A cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
A short statement of teaching experience
A short statement of research interests
Three selected publications. One additional selected publication, if
preferred, is optional
A link to a website demonstrating applicant’s research and teaching expertise
A statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity
and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.

Three letters of recommendation will be required. All letters will be
treated as confidential per University of California 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
http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their

Questions may be sent to dean at ischool.berkeley.edu


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

The School is interested in candidates who will contribute to
diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their
teaching, research, and service.

The School is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty,
including dual career couples and single parents.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career
needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please

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