University of California, Berkeley, Statistics

Position ID: 2437-JPF03251 [#19068]
Position Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Probability, Statistics, and Data Science
Position Location: Berkeley, California 94720, United States
Application Deadline: (posted 2021/11/18, listed until 2021/12/19)
Position Description:    

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POSITION OVERVIEW Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor Anticipated start: July 1st, 2022 APPLICATION WINDOW Open November 18th, 2021 through Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

POSITION DESCRIPTION The Department of Statistics, in the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley is consistently ranked as one of the two premier programs in Statistics nationally. Since the inception of the Department in 1955, graduates and faculty of Berkeley have shaped the foundations and applications of Statistics. Past faculty in the Berkeley Statistics Department include such luminaries as David Blackwell, Leo Breiman, David Freedman, Lucien Le Cam, and Erich Lehmann. The Department currently has over 30 active research faculty, four of whom are members of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, LPSOE), in Probability, Statistics, and Data Science. The primary duties and responsibilities of an appointee to the position are teaching, pedagogical innovation, and academic program development. Secondary responsibilities are professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, including those related to instruction and pedagogy. Therefore, it is expected that the appointee demonstrate teaching excellence and pedagogically innovative techniques both in the classroom and in professional and scholarly activities. Furthermore, the appointee will be expected to demonstrate equitable and inclusive teaching practices, such as those described on the website for the Center for Teaching & Learning ( This position has the possibility of security of employment (equivalent to tenure).

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of the Department of Statistics. We believe that our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share fully our commitment to these values. The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.



QUALIFICATIONS Basic qualifications (required at time of application) PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD-granting program (or equivalent international program) at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications The successful candidate for an Assistant Teaching Professor position will preferably finish their PhD or equivalent degree within one year of their appointment’s expected start date. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated teaching and research potential. Serious consideration will be given to the candidate’s potential for pedagogical innovation, record in teaching at the undergraduate level, and potential for effective leadership. Serious consideration will be given to professional service, including service promoting access to and diversity in higher education and the academic profession.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Document requirements Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Experience

Statement of Research or Industrial 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 (for additional information go to

Documentation of Excellence - 1 of 3 samples of scholarship (such as teaching materials, preprints, thesis draft, and publications)

Documentation of Excellence - 2 of 3 samples of scholarship (such as teaching materials, preprints, thesis draft, and publications)

Documentation of Excellence - 3 of 3 samples of scholarship (such as teaching materials, preprints, thesis draft, and publications) (Optional)

Reference requirements 3 letters of reference required Three letters of recommendation must be requested through the AP Recruit system for a complete application. We strongly encourage candidates to have all letters received by the Final Date the application is open. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that letters of recommendation are submitted on time.

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CAMPUS INFORMATION Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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 condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)


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