Lecturer Position

Lecturer Position

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 including summer sessions, depending upon the needs of the Department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time.

Due to COVID-19 UC Berkeley may begin the fall semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction requires an online course to be designed from the outset for delivery via distance-learning methods. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools. Department policy requires instructors to create and maintain a bcourses site.

Teaching Responsibilities

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach one or more of the courses below. The Academic Guide contains course descriptions.

  • STATISTICS 2: Introduction to Statistics
  • STATISTICS C8: Foundations of Data Science
  • STATISTICS 20: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • STATISTICS 21: Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business
  • STATISTICS 33A: Introduction to Programming in R
  • STATISITICS 33B: Introduction to Advanced R
  • STATISTICS 88: Probability and Mathematical Statistics in Data Science
  • STATISTICS C100: Principles and Techniques of Data Science
  • STATISTICS 131A: Statistical Methods for Data Science
  • 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 and Applications
  • STATISITICS 153: Time Series
  • STATISTICS 154: Modern Statistical Prediction and Machine Learning
  • STATISTICS 155: Game Theory
  • STATISTICS 159: Reproducible and Collaborative Statistical Data Science

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


Minimum, at time of application

The minimum qualification to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of a PhD (or equivalent international degree).

An alternate minimum qualification at the time of application is the completion of a Masters degree (or equivalent international degree) and evidence of significant experience in pedagogy at the college level.


PhD (or equivalent international degree) in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or related field. Documented experience in teaching Statistics or a related field at the college level.


The minimum current rate is $56,381, based on a two-semester, 100%-time appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Some credit is given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

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/JPF02658

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.

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, however we encourage applications throughout the year. To be considered at the time of review, applications must be complete, including ALL letters of reference received.

Please e-mail 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.