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Assistant Professor - International Development and Security - Goldman School of Public Policy

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The Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to the faculty at the Assistant Professor rank, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

We seek applications from intellectually exciting scholars whose research informs and advances the design and analysis of policy and who will teach innovative courses to a diverse student body.

We are especially interested in candidates whose research and expertise focus on international development and/or security policy. We seek candidates with a variety of specializations, including but not limited to: national and international agencies and programs that influence patterns of conflict and security; national security policies; linkages between trade policy and security; the role of science and technology in promoting security and/or social and economic development; strategies and policies to promote global poverty reduction; the political economy of development; interactions between environmental change, security, and development; agricultural, food, or water policy related to development or security; improving governance and provision of public services in developing countries, including health policies; as well as the design and deployment of randomized control trials to inform policy design in low income settings.

We anticipate recruiting from a variety of disciplines including Political Science, Data Science, Public Policy, Economics, Urban Studies, Public Health, Sociology, Geography, or other related fields, with preference for candidates possessing a global perspective and/or experience conducting fieldwork in one or more developing countries. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated potential to make significant research contributions, a clear research agenda addressing important policy questions, and an interest in teaching in the School's interdisciplinary Masters in Public Policy and/or Masters of Public Affairs professional programs. Public sector experience is also desirable, but not a requirement.

Minimum Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program and completion of all requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Receipt of the Ph.D. or equivalent international degree within one year of employment.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

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Applications must be received by October 15, 2019. Applications that are not complete by the deadline will not be considered. Please direct all questions to Aaron Schiller at aaschiller@berkeley.edu

Letters of Reference: Candidates must request a minimum of three confidential letters of reference through the online application system by October 15, 2019. Letter writers are encouraged to submit all letters by November 1, 2019.

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 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.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California non-discrimination and affirmation action policy see: http:// https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

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  • 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).

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