The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) invites applications and nominations for the next Dean of the School of Information.
The School of Information, or the I School, is an independent professional school at UC Berkeley. Research at the I School focuses on the relationships between people, information, and technology, offering a human-centered approach to delivering technology-driven solutions. Faculty at the I School take a multidisciplinary approach to their work, with interests at the intersection of technology, social sciences, and the humanities. At the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, the School’s aim is to develop innovative, interdisciplinary solutions to challenges in technology, shape policy, and empower individuals to navigate a complex and evolving digital landscape. In its relatively short history, the School has achieved national and global recognition for its research and advancements in the field of information sciences.
The I School enrolls over 1,300 students across four graduate degree programs: the Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS), the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS), the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS), and an academic doctoral degree. The I School is a pioneer in the delivery of exceptional education both on campus and online, offering two online professional master’s degrees in cybersecurity and data science programs which were ranked number one and two respectively by Fortune magazine in 2023. The School is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ)–core values that inform the curriculum, define the community, and guide their work in the information sciences and beyond. The next Dean will continue to build on the School’s successes while working to increase student enrollment, recruit a more diverse faculty and staff, and strengthen the school’s financial position through fundraising and diversifying revenue streams.
For over 150 years, UC Berkeley has been reimagining the world by challenging convention and generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value. Home to over 30,000 undergraduate students and 12,300 graduate students, UC Berkeley is consistently ranked among the best universities nationally and globally, ranking first among public schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 2023. Since 2020, three faculty members have been awarded Nobel prizes, and a record breaking https://light.berkeley.edu surpassed its goal of raising $6 billion to advance the university’s institutional goals.
Applicants must apply directly to UC Berkeley at: https://apptrkr.com/4712531. To be considered as candidates, applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the time of application and submit a CV or resume. A letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile is strongly encouraged. Electronic submission of materials is required. Inquiries, nominations, and referrals should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website: https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/university-california-berkeley-school-information/dean.
Screening of complete applications (CV or resume) will begin immediately. For best consideration, apply by January 16, 2024.
The I 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, 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, belonging and justice at the I School is available https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/about/diversity.
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.