We are Hiring! Lecturers sought!

We are Hiring! Lecturers sought!

Lecturer Department of Statistics University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach the following courses should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time.

Teaching Responsibilities

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach one or more of the following courses (see http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/stat/ for course descriptions):

STATISTICS 2: Introduction to Statistics
STATISTICS 8: Introduction to Data Science
STATISTICS 20: Introduction to Probability & Statistics
STATISTICS 21: Introduction to Probability & Statistics for Business
STATISTICS 131A: Introduction to Probability & Statistics for Life Scientists STATISTICS 133: Concepts in Computing with Data
STATISTICS 134: Concepts of Probability
STATISTICS 135: Concepts of Statistics
STATISTICS 150: Stochastic Processes
STATISTICS 151A: Linear Modeling: Theory & Applications
STATISTICS 154: Modern Statistical Prediction and Machine Learning
STATISTICS 155: Game Theory
STATISTICS 157: Seminar on Topics in Probability & Statistics (On reproducible and collaborative statistical data science)

General Duties

Teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, developing syllabi, assignments, writing and grading exams, supervising teaching assistants, and maintaining a course website. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.


The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements, except the dissertation, by the time of application. Additional qualification is a PhD (or equivalent degree) in Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications

Documented experience in teaching Statistics or a related field at the college level.


Salary commensurate with experience. Some credit given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

The Department of Statistics is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01515. Applicants should provide the following required documents for a complete application:

  • Curriculum vitae: Your most recent updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching documentation: Teaching statement and/or student evaluations
  • 2-3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Copy of Transcript (optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity: Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching and service.

Letter writers will receive a URL from the online system through which to upload their letters. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that letters of reference are requested and submitted online. 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 UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.

The posting will remain open until November 16, 2018 to accommodate departmental needs. We typically review applications for Fall courses in April and May, for Spring courses in October and November, and for Summer courses in December and January. The pool will close on November 16, 2018. If you wish to remain in the pool after that time, you will need to submit a new application.

Email questions to recruit@stat.berkeley.edu

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.