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From: Melissa Densmore <melissa.r.densm...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Subject: [TIER] Fwd: opening at UC Berkeley for Assistant Professor in
Development Engineering
To: TIER <t...@tier.cs.berkeley.edu>, Maryanne McCormick <

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From: Maryanne McCormick JD <mmccorm...@berkeley.edu>
Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 8:16 AM
Subject: opening at UC Berkeley for Assistant Professor in Development
To: <t...@tier.cs.berkeley.edu>

Dear Colleagues,

I'm pleased to announce that UC Berkeley has an opening in Development
Engineering.  We would be grateful if you would share with your networks.

Assistant Professor in Development Engineering, Blum Center for Developing
Economies College of Engineering

Open October 7th, 2019 through Friday, Dec 13, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific

The College of Engineering and the Blum Center for Developing Economies at
the University of California at Berkeley seek applications for a
tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level in
Development Engineering with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

Development Engineering is a growing multidisciplinary field that
integrates engineering, economics, business, natural resources, public
health and social sciences in order to create, implement, evaluate and
scale new technologies to benefit people living in poverty in developing
regions and low-income areas in the U.S. The goal is to solve big societal
problems both globally and locally.

Example focus areas include, but are not limited to: engineering better
health, the nexus of food, energy and water systems, accessible low-cost
energy technologies, the digital transformation of societal systems,
climate change mitigation, and sustainable design and communities. Research
in any one of these areas will enable cross-campus multi-disciplinary
collaborations for innovation of scalable and sustainable technological
solutions to improve the human condition and lift people out of poverty,
particularly in developing economies.

Applicants will be hired into a home department within the College of
Engineering: Bioengineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Electrical
Engineering & Computer Sciences; Industrial Engineering & Operations
Research; Materials Science & Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; or
Nuclear Engineering. More information on the College of Engineering, and a
link to each department, is available at http://engineering.berkeley.edu/

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute meaningfully to
both their home department and to the activities of the Development
Engineering Graduate Group, housed in the Blum Center for Developing
Economies. They will be expected to teach courses in both their home
department and the Development Engineering Graduate Group, and have a
strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching, service, and
contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Graduate Group in
Development Engineering is getting ready to offer a new Professional
Masters in Development Engineering. It is expected that the new faculty
member selected will participate in the pedagogy associated with the new

The Blum Center for Developing Economies leverages the talent, enthusiasm,
and energy of the University of California community to address global
poverty. The Blum Center’s interdisciplinary problem-solving approach draws
on students and faculty dedicated to facing this challenge through
innovative technologies, services, and education. It catalyzes the efforts
of the university community, in partnership with for-profit, nonprofit, and
government entities, to develop scalable and sustainable solutions. These
multidisciplinary approaches are built around new technologies with great
potential for low-income regions. The Blum Center invests in promising
efforts and shepherd them to the next stage, engaging partners outside the
university interested in bringing these innovations to millions. In
addition to hosting the Development Engineering Graduate Group, the Blum
Center also offers an undergraduate minor in Global Poverty & Practice and
manages the Big Ideas contest that provides funding, support, and
encouragement to students who have “big ideas” for social and
entrepreneurial impact. More information about the Blum Center is at:

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must, at a minimum, be in the process of
completing a doctoral dissertation or an equivalent international degree at
the time of application.
Additional Qualifications: The candidate should have experience in
teaching, outreach and research in development globally or in low-income
areas of the U.S.
Preferred Qualifications: Holding a doctorate or equivalent degree by the
start of the position. The candidate should include evidence of outstanding
scholarship, the ability to establish and pursue a program of high-quality
research within a relevant discipline, evidence of teaching capabilities,
and a commitment to creating an inclusive environment.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in the College of
Engineering and the Blum Center. 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 equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources
are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to
achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the
College of Engineering. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are
available at: engineering.berkeley.edu/diversity.

Applicants should provide three names and contact information for use in
obtaining professional letters of reference. Recommenders providing letters
of reference should submit them as early as possible, preferably by
December 13, 2019. Candidates are responsible for asking their references
to upload the letters as part of the online application process. All
recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of
California policy and California state law. Please refer potential
letter-writers, including those who may provide letters via third party
(i.e., dossier service or career center), to the University of California,
Berkeley statement of confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html)
prior to submitting their letters.
The deadline for applications is December 13, 2019 and applications
received after the deadline will not be considered. Candidates will be
reviewed on an ongoing basis, and early application is recommended. Please
direct questions to the Chair of the Search Committee at
blum-sea...@berkeley.edu. Applications should be submitted electronically
at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02360.

The College is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty,
including dual career couples and single parents. For more information
please visit: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

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 (link is external).

For administrative questions regarding the position, please contact: Julie
Allen (COE Academic Personnel Analyst) at: jal...@berkeley.edu,



*Document requirements*
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching
• 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
• Three Publications
• Cover Letter (Optional)

*Reference requirements*
• 3-5 letters of reference required

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