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GSPP Invites Applications for Faculty Post


The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment to the faculty at any rank with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. The level of appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s record of scholarship.

The Goldman School seeks applications from those who study public policies concerned with “Redesigning Economic, Social and Political Sectors to Provide Better and More Effective Societal Outcomes.”

The Goldman School of Public Policy seeks applications from those who study public policies concerning the best arrangements for market and social institutions, the industrial organization of markets and social sectors, and regulatory and other governmental policies for these sectors. Illustrative topics include the design of markets and institutions in health care, higher education, housing, transportation, K-12 education, agriculture and food policy, criminal justice, telecommunications, politics, and other sectors. Our preference is for scholars who study entire sectors, especially those who compare structures and institutions across sectors—including across countries. We also prefer scholars who can make creative proposals for the redesign of these sectors and who can evaluate the likely consequences of major changes.

The Goldman School encourages applications from individuals of any scholarly discipline whose research focuses on these questions, including those in economics, political science, sociology, law, and other disciplines. The School expects to appoint an individual broadly conversant with public policy who will engage with an intellectually diverse faculty. Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated the potential to make significant research contributions and who have a clear interest in teaching in the core of the School’s Masters in Public Policy professional program. Public sector experience is also a desirable characteristic.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for this position is a Ph.D. or equivalent, or the completion of all degree requirements (except the dissertation), at the time of application.

Additional requirements: Candidates must have been awarded the Ph.D. or equivalent by June 30, 2015.

Applications: To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00534

Candidates applying at the non-tenured level should submit the following materials for a complete application: a cover letter; a current Curriculum Vita; a statement of research; at least one sample of a significant research piece; a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation before December 1, 2014. A Statement of Teaching and/or a Statement of Contributions to Diversity are optional.

Candidates applying at the tenured level should submit the following materials for a complete application: a cover letter; a current Curriculum Vita; a statement of research; at least three samples of significant research; and contact information only for 3-5 referees before December 1, 2014. A Statement of Teaching and/or a Statement of Contributions to Diversity is optional. We will only contact your referees if you are a finalist for the position, and we will seek your permission before doing so. Please note that your application will appear incomplete when you do not request the letters, but you will receive full consideration from the committee.

For questions, please contact Assistant Dean for Administration & Operations Sandi Ketchpel, at sandi_k@berkeley.edu. Goldman School of Public Policy, 2607 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720-7320.

Letters of Reference: Candidates at the non-tenured level must request a minimum of three confidential letters of reference through the online application system before December 1, 2014.

Confidentiality Policy: 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 letters.

Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of its faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Please visit the CALCierge home page at http://calcierge.berkeley.edu/ for more information.

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

The deadline to submit an application is December 1, 2014. New applications after that date cannot be considered, although letters can be received until December 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2014; early applications and letters of reference are encouraged, but all complete applications received by the final date will receive full consideration.

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.