Adjunct Professor in Cybersecurity
University of California Berkeley School of Information
United States

Adjunct Professor - Cybersecurity - School of Information

Job #JPF02848
  • School of Information - School of Information

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 19th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Mar 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The School of Information at UC Berkeley welcomes applications for a full‐time, non‐tenure‐track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Adjunct Professor level, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021 in the area of Cybersecurity. This faculty member will teach in, help further build, and be an integral part of the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program (, and will conduct research on issues connected to the policy, business, economics, or usability of cybersecurity.

The position will include teaching in our online Master’s program in Information and Cybersecurity, including a clinical cybersecurity practicum; service related to the further development, evaluation, and delivery of the Cybersecurity program and courses; research collaboration particularly with the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity; and participation in the intellectual community at the School of Information and on the Berkeley campus. While research is an important aspect of this role, the focus of the responsibilities of these positions is on teaching and service to the Cybersecurity program.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

The School of Information is a multidisciplinary professional school. Our faculty members come from diverse fields, including political science, sociology, economics, law, engineering, computer science, media arts and design, and information science. We share a commitment to building a new field of scholarship and practice that addresses the design of new genres of information, information systems, and media, information policy and ethics, and the relationships among information/ information systems and individuals, organizations, and society.

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is a premier research and collaboration hub dedicated to building secure digital futures. It was founded in 2015 to build bridges between academic research communities, corporations, government policy makers/regulators, and civil society, and to envision solutions that enable the potential of digital technologies to advance and protect institutions, societies, and individuals. CLTC built and launched the world’s first public-interest cybersecurity clinic and is affiliated with the UC Berkeley School of Information.


Basic qualifications:

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications:

A PhD or international equivalent degree is required by the start date of the job.

Preferred qualifications (by start date):

PhD in a relevant social science, technical, or interdisciplinary field such as Information, Information Science, Economics, Political Science, Engineering, Computer Science, or Sociology. Preferred qualifications also include a demonstrated record of relevant experience in interactions between the human and the technical challenges of securing information, experience designing and executing relevant experiments or products, demonstrated teaching in online synchronous classroom environments, as well as online course development (formation of educational goals, design of curriculum and learning activities). A successful candidate will possess appropriate technical expertise and relevant research credentials, and be committed to working in a multidisciplinary setting. Relevant professional or industry experience in a cybersecurity role would be advantageous.

Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per UC 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 prior to submitting letters. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the I School. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

To apply, please submit all materials electronically to

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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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Short Statement of Research Experience
  • Short Statement of Teaching Experience
  • 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
  • Course Evaluations - From any prior classes taught as instructor, co-instructor, or teaching assistant
  • Selected Publication
  • Selected Publication
  • Selected Publication
  • Research and Teaching Link - A link to a website demonstrating applicant's research and teaching expertise. (In case the applicant does not have a link to a website demonstrating research and teaching expertise, they can upload their materials here.)
Reference requirements
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