Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1.pdf. The current base salary range for this position is $74,600–$97,200. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024
Open date: September 24, 2023
Next review date:Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 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.
The Department of Statistics, in the College of Computing, Data Science and Society at the University of California, Berkeley is consistently ranked as a top program in Statistics nationally. Since the inception of the Department in 1955, graduates and faculty of Berkeley have shaped the foundations and applications of Statistics. The department is equally proud of our interdisciplinary and collaborative nature, with many faculty and students collaborating across fields such as medicine, public health, the social sciences, and computer science.
The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) is the nexus for campus-wide multidisciplinary neuroscience research at UC Berkeley. The institute has over 70 faculty members from 12 different academic departments. This unique cross-departmental structure brings together experts from a variety of fields to use the power of interdisciplinary research to achieve breakthroughs in the study of the brain and the rest of the nervous system and to drive the development of novel treatments and technologies.
The Berkeley Statistics Department and the Helens Wills Neuroscience Institute currently seek applicants for a position at the assistant professor rank, whose research is in Statistics, Data Science and Computational/Theoretical Neurosciences. Applicants are expected to be directly motivated by cutting-edge high-impact neuroscience questions and being deeply engaged in collaborative projects with experimentalists. Applicants who investigate computational and statistical principles underlying brain function are particularly encouraged. Serious consideration will be given to the candidate’s potential for success in mentoring PhD students, record in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and potential for effective leadership. Serious consideration will also be given to professional service, including service promoting access to and diversity in higher education and the academic profession.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of the Department of Statistics and HWNI. We believe that our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share fully our commitment to these values. We are 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 or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. Consistent with this commitment, UC Berkeley requires all applicants for Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload an Authorization of Information Release form into AP Recruit as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, applicants will only be subject to reference checks if and when they are selected as the candidate to whom the hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer. More information is available on this website.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in PhD (or equivalent international degree generating program) at the time of application.
The successful candidate for an Assistant Professor position will preferably finish their PhD or equivalent degree no later than one year after their appointment’s expected start date.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching - Teaching Statements may include a dossier of syllabi, materials and evaluations, and teaching awards.
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 https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the candidate to whom the hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer. Download, complete, sign, and upload the Authorization to Release Information form.
Publications - 1 of 3 publications (or preprints or thesis drafts) (Optional)
Publications - 2 of 3 publications (or preprints or thesis drafts) (Optional)
Publications - 3 of 3 publications (or preprints or thesis drafts) (Optional)
3 letters of reference required
3 names and contact information (email address) for writers of letters of recommendation. Letter writers will receive a URL for the online system through which they should upload their letters. Recommenders providing letters of reference are encouraged to submit them by November 15, 2023. Candidates are responsible for asking their references to upload letters as part of the online application process.
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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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.
Statistics at UC Berkeley: We are a community engaged in research and education in probability and statistics. In addition to developing fundamental theory and methodology, we are actively involved in statistical problems that arise in such diverse fields as molecular biology, geophysics, astronomy, AIDS research, neurophysiology, sociology, political science, education, demography, and the U.S. Census. We have forged strong interdisciplinary links with other departments and areas of study, particularly biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, and biology, and actively seek to recruit graduate students and faculty who can help to build and maintain such links. We also offer a statistical consulting service each semester.