Assistant, Associate, Full Professor – International Development Policy – Goldman School of Public Policy
The University of California, Berkeley faculty and academic leadership have identified the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) as a priority for growth and prominence. We invite applications for an open-rank position in international development policy. The Goldman School holds the #1 US News and World Report ranking in policy analysis, and we are committed to expanding our scholarly reach in the stated area of interest.
We seek a scholar with exemplary methodological and quantitative analytic skills, a strong record of success with sponsored research and external funding, and who desires a substantive leadership role within our Masters of Development Practice (MDP) program, along with other GSPP degree programs or centers. The GSPP faculty are highly interdisciplinary and take pride in having a diversity of perspectives that help to understand and solve public problems. We seek candidates with a variety of specializations, including but not limited to: development and resource economics; growth models, including those taking into account innovation, human capital, and social capital; linkages between investments in human resources, civil society, economic growth, and democratic stability and evaluating investments in these areas; the impact of international trade, globalization, and international development agencies on development; and policies to account for cross-border challenges, including health crises and natural disasters.
The ideal candidate will be in their mid-career stage, likely at the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level, and thus expected to have a distinguished scholarly record sufficient to be awarded tenure at UC Berkeley, at the time of hire or shortly thereafter, along with a demonstrated strong commitment to teaching. GSPP has a diverse faculty that is committed to all forms of diversity, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in economics, planning, political science, public policy, sociology, or another discipline relevant to international policy.
Scholars should have a demonstrated record of consequential research and a clear interest in teaching in, and advancing further, the School’s MDP and Masters in Public Policy (MPP) professional programs, including through pursuit of international partnerships. 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. The Goldman School 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.
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: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-
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