Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Cluster Hire in Artificial Intelligence, Inequality, and Society

The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for four tenure-track (Assistant Professor) positions and one tenured (Associate or Full Professor) position in the area of “AI, Inequality, and Society” (AIIS). The field of AI and the fields studying the political, legal, economic, and social dimensions of AI are undergoing rapid development, and AI technologies, such as generative AI and large language models (LLMs), are being applied in an ever-increasing range of settings across all sectors of society, from basic research to everyday life. The AIIS Cluster initiative brings together the Computer Science (CS) division of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department, the departments of Sociology and Statistics, and the schools of Information and Law to address questions related to the myriad ways in which AI may reshape society and individual lives, possibly exacerbating existing inequalities and creating new ones while changing opportunity structures and participation by individuals and groups in society. Advances in AI and its applications have implications for (among other topics) education, democratic processes, trust, social relations, work, governance, and the structures and practices that embed and resist inequality across them. Areas of interest for the AIIS Cluster cut across disciplinary boundaries and include, but are not limited to: (i) employment, (ii) algorithmic discrimination, (iii) generalized surveillance, and (iv) data, information, and markets.

Computer Science: The Computer Science Division of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department seeks applicants with novel research in algorithmic fairness, AI and the economy, functioning of AI software within larger sociotechnical systems, social and behavioral impacts of AI, AI and education, generative AI and large language models.

Information: The School of Information seeks a qualitative, interpretive social science or humanities scholar, or a scholar from another discipline who employs such techniques, whose work focuses on the ethical, legal, social and political aspects of the design, development and use of AI and other aspects of automation. This includes, but is not limited to, the dynamics and implications of technology, including how it sustains, exacerbates, mitigates, or reverses social and economic inequality, and strategies to advance equity and justice as well as to mitigate inequities, including with respect to marginalized groups.

Law: The School of Law seeks applicants whose research focuses on questions at the intersection of inequality, law and technology, particularly artificial intelligence technologies, by applying a normative legal, regulatory, critical legal studies, political economy, ethical, and /or societal lens to new and emerging AI technologies.

Sociology: The Department of Sociology seeks applications with novel research on the Social consequences of artificial intelligence, including but not limited to work/automation, inequality/fairness, and democracy/truth.

Statistics: The Department of Statistics seeks applicants with novel research in statistical aspects of AI and, in particular, the responsible application of AI in societal settings.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit the job listing: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04498

The posting will remain open until Sep 16, 2024, at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time). Applications will continue to be accepted until this date. Please direct questions to eecs-faculty-recruiting@eecs.berkeley.edu. 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. University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy.

Part-Time Lecturer Pool - Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach Electrical Engineering or Computer Science courses should an opening arise. These are not tenure‐track positions – selected candidates will hold the title of Lecturer. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions typically range from 17% to 100% time in a given semester. Due to budget restrictions, no funding is available for visa or relocation expenses.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please go to:  https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04283.

The posting will remain open until February 10, 2025 to accommodate upcoming Department course needs. Please direct questions to eecs-lecturer-recruiting@eecs.berkeley.edu. 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.

Please note that we do not offer technical internships in the EECS Department to the general public.