Salary: $50,760-$61,308, commensurate with experience*
Social Science Data Laboratory (D-Lab) provides services, support, and a venue for cutting-edge research design and experimentation in data-intensive social science. D-Lab provides resources for in-depth consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs.
The D-Lab at University of California, Berkeley seeks a full-time postdoctoral candidate for the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Data Science at Scale program. This program aims to implement, scale, and propagate a novel prototype for undergraduate data science education through a collaboration between UC Berkeley’s Data Science Education Program, Social Sciences D-Lab, and two partner institutions with diverse student bodies: The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Mills College. The project is led by a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff who collectively bring deep expertise in undergraduate STEM education, data science pedagogy, and the science of diversity and inclusion in higher education. Through a continuous cycle of design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement, the project advances the field of undergraduate data science education by producing a set of open source curricular materials, developing technical infrastructure, and disseminating the new knowledge necessary to deploy such resources successfully in multiple and diverse institutional settings.
– Support a research agenda with a set of broad questions that are generalizable to undergraduate data science education in many types of four-year institutions.
– Support research related to pedagogical questions including: impacts of exposure to active learning, team-based learning, near-peer teaching, and scientific identity.
– Support research related to evaluative questions including: effectiveness of outreach strategies, strategies of recruitment and support for underrepresented students in data science.
– Prepare publications, presentations, blogs, and social media updates with the support of the evaluation team lead, and in collaboration with the Project Director and other members of the project.
– Participate in regular meetings of the evaluation team, campus workshops, seminars, conferences etc.
– Present work, teach, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in formal and informal settings
– Complete CITI human subjects research training and certification
– Engage in public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, this may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBTQQI.
– Ph.D. or equivalent international degree from an accredited university at the time of application, or enrolled in Ph.D. or equivalent international degree program at the time of application.
– Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by start date.
– Background in data science
– Research in higher education.
– Experience with evaluation.
– Experience with non-traditional education or understanding of the
experiences of members or groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.
Contact information for 2 references required.
The initial appointment will be full time for one year. Thereafter, one-year annual appointments renewable based on satisfactory performance and availability of extramural funding and support for up to five years.
Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, as well as research‐related and program travel expenses.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02374
The position will remain open until filled.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
Women, minority Ph.D. recipients, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.
JOB LOCATION: Berkeley, CA
– Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
– Cover Letter – A cover letter that explains what experiences have prepared you for this role.
– Statement of Research Interests – A statement of research interests of up to three pages that succinctly describes the applicant’s research interests. The statement should explain the importance and potential impact of this 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 (for additional information go to
– Representative Paper – Representative paper #1.
– Representative Paper – Representative paper #2.
– 2 required (contact information only)