Assistant Professor (Non) Citizenship and Public Policy Goldman School of Public Policy

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University of California Berkeley
Job Description

Assistant Professor (Non) Citizenship and Public Policy Goldman School of Public Policy

Position overview
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:…. 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

Review timeline: October 14, 2023 - November 17, 2023

Application Window
Open date: August 17, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Oct 14, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Oct 14, 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.

Position description

The Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) at the University of California, Berkeley's holds the #1 US News and World Report rankings in Policy Analysis, and in Social Policy, and we are committed proudly to equity and justice for the public good. We seek applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position as part of the Berkeley's (Non)Citizenship Cluster search. Successful applicants will have primary research using analytical methods to examine policy areas that enhance, sustain, or threaten citizenship as a legal and cultural status combining civil, political, and social rights with a sense of identity. Focal areas include, but are not limited to immigration, voting and election policy, refugee/asylee policy, legal, social, and cultural incorporation processes, and other relevant topics touching upon the determinants of citizenship in the face of increasing threats of democracy and international mobility.

Successful candidates' scholarship must speak to and advance the goals of the “Understanding (Non)Citizenship” initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, which aims to hire an interdisciplinary cluster of faculty on this topic over two years. The cluster tackles three overarching themes: issues of justice, fairness and equality as related to (non)citizenship; the determinants and content of (non)citizenship; and the consequences of (non)citizenship. The cluster considers citizenship broadly, as a legal, social and cultural status that combines civil, political and social rights with a sense of identity, encompassing those who lack formal citizenship but also those who experience “second-class” citizenship through differential rights and treatment. Fully understanding (non)citizenship requires an interdisciplinary approach: claims for citizenship and equality are invariably normative, while the consequences and drivers of (non)citizenship must be studied empirically to understand change and effects. For this reason, this innovative cluster of faculty hiring will bring together diverse units in the social sciences, humanities and professional schools across UC-Berkeley. Faculty hired through the Understanding (Non)Citizenship cluster will hold positions in Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology and Law.

The successful applicant's faculty line would rest within GSPP. Ideal candidates will be prepared for an intellectually and methodologically rigorous academic setting, working with an exciting and energetic group of faculty committed to public impact and change. We seek scholars who have already completed their degree requirements and are currently serving in industry, post-doc positions, or at the assistant professor rank; but will consider highly productive scholars near degree completion. Candidates should have an existing track-record of independent or collaborative research excellence, experience or aspirations to teach and be actively engaged in a professional graduate school setting, and a commitment to interdisciplinary perspectives and collegial service. We encourage applications from individuals with an understanding of, and commitment to, the public university mission, as well as a familiarity with schools of public policy. Prior policy-related work experience is desirable.

GSPP is particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity, inclusive perspectives, collegial respect, and support for underserved student populations through their intellectual voice and actions in research, teaching, and service. This commitment to advancing equity and inclusion is essential for GSPP, as our excellence can only be fully realized if our entire community shares in the commitment to these values. Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:

The Goldman School of Public Policy 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 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:

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

Application Requirements

Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

• Cover Letter - Including what attracts you specifically to the (Non) Citizenship Cluster.

• Statement of Research

• 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. /shortcuts/ofew_contributions_diversity.

• Significant Research Sample

• Optional Significant Research Sample #2 (Optional)

• Optional Significant Research Sample #3 (Optional)

• Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements

• 3-5 letters of reference required

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Campus Information

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:

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 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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