UC Berkeley Population Center: Executive Director

To apply visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02905

Job #JPF02905
  • Social Science Matrix / College of Letters & Science – Social Sciences / UC Berkeley


Open date: June 15th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jul 19, 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.


Executive Director – .75 FTE

Position Overview: This appointment will serve as Executive Director of one of the research centers in the field of population sciences at UC Berkeley: Berkeley Population Center (BPC).

Job Description: The ED will participate, in collaboration with the Center Director, in defining the Center’s research and outreach programs. The ED’s input is especially valuable because s/he combines academic expertise and knowledge of the research community with knowledge of the program management, administrative possibilities and costs of implementation. The ED will support new programs for the Center, doing so by finding new investigators to recruit as members, suggesting new research possibilities for existing members, supporting members in their efforts to secure external funding, and assisting with other aspects of research support. The position calls for creative problem-solving in areas such as new research projects or program efforts, creating a vision for scholarly events and implementing it, identifying ways in which to be helpful to members, and much more. Critical is the ability to learn new things, develop efficient processes, and be committed to service. The ideal candidate has an academic research background with research agenda that will facilitate effectiveness as ED, program management experience and seeks a career in in academia that is outside the tenure-track.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  1. NIH and NSF grant application support, including annual reporting and assisting with new submissions
  2. Facilitate intellectual connections among faculty within and between units and disciplines
  3. Provide support to research activities, such as IRB guidance, developing scopes of work for research services, resolving bureaucratic bottlenecks
  4. Coordinate a pilot grant program
  5. Oversee the Center’s web presence
  6. Plan meetings/conferences
  7. Provide direction to Administrative staff
  8. Conduct research on demographic topics: collaborate or work on independent projects, with the future goals of (a) presenting work at conferences; (b) submitting work for publication, (c) learning research-related processes at UC Berkeley, and (d) grant application processes at NIH, NSF and other agencies.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD or equivalent international degree required at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A PhD or equivalent international degree in economics, sociology, public health, or related social and health sciences fields.

The initial appointment will be 75% for one year with the possibility for renewal.

SALARY RANGE: Salary is commensurate with training and experience, plus benefits.

The position will be open until filled with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021. Please address inquiries to Leora Lawton, Berkeley Population Center, University of California Berkeley Llawton@berkeley.edu. Please apply here: [https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02905]

UC professional researchers are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, United Auto Worker (UAW) 5810. This position is represented by the bargaining unit.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

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]

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

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter – Describing your interest in Social Science and Health Sciences research and how your background, skills and experience relate to this position.

  • 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 https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)


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