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Lecturer - Data Science Undergraduate Studies - College of Computing, Data Science, and Society

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Lecturer - Data Science Undergraduate Studies - College of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Position overview
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: The current full-time salary range for this position is $66,259-$186,446. Placement on the scale is commensurate with college teaching experience.

Percent time: 15% to 100%

Anticipated start: Positions usually start in July or August for Fall, January for Spring and June for Summer.

Review timeline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed for unit needs through January 2025. Applications are typically considered in April and May for fall course needs, in September and October for spring course needs, and February and March for summer course needs. The pool will close January 2025; applicants wishing to remain in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

Application Window
Open date: January 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jan 10, 2025 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.

Position description

Data Science Undergraduate Studies (DSUS) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach DSUS courses should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester (fall, spring and summer sessions), depending on the needs of the unit.

About DSUS

Data Science Undergraduate Studies (DSUS) offers a range of academic, co-curricular, and enrichment programs—including the Data Science major and minor—with a wide-reaching impact both across UC Berkeley and beyond.

Designed in collaboration with faculty from across Berkeley, Data Science invests students with deep technical knowledge, expertise in how to apply that knowledge in a field of their choosing, and an understanding of the social and human contexts and ethical implications of how data are collected, analyzed, and used. This combination positions graduates to help inform and develop solutions to a range of pressing challenges, from adapting industry to a new world of data to amplifying learning in education to helping communities recover from disaster.

DSUS is part of the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), which strives to develop, implement, and share high-quality, ethics-oriented, and accessible curricula, educating a diverse student body in data science, computing, and statistics. Core to the college is an understanding of how computing and data science affect equality, equity, and opportunity—and the capacity to respond to social challenges.

DSUS is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that reflects the outstanding work of our faculty and students. DSUS is interested in candidates whose previous experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion.


DSUS is seeking outstanding instructors to be appointed in the non-Senate Lecturer title series who can teach small and large courses in several areas. We are particularly interested in instructors who can combine computational and inferential thinking in a way that reflects the new field of Data Science Education.

Core courses include:
Fundamentals of Data Science
Principle and Techniques of Data Science
Human Contexts and Ethics of Data
Data and Justice
Data, Inference, and Decisions
Honors Thesis Seminar

Connector Courses: Instructors may be hired to teach Connector Courses that connect Foundations of Data Science with other disciplines, such as neuroscience, legal studies, public health, demography, English or others. Connector courses allow students to apply theoretical concepts from data science to a particular area of interest. Course design and syllabus will leverage the sequence of computational and statistical techniques that students learn in the Foundations course.

Teaching a Data Science course may include holding 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.

DSUS is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the unit is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Must have an advanced degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Advanced degree. Candidates must already be authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred qualifications
A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in computer science, statistics, information, applied mathematics, engineering, or the social sciences is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • 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 (for additional information go to

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)
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About UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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.

Please refer to the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy.

In searches when letters of reference are 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 prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

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