Postdoctoral Scholar in Management and Psychology

University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business

Postdoctoral Scholar in Management and Psychology- Haas School of Business

Job #JPF03792
  • Haas School of Business / Haas School of Business / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position title:Post-Doctoral Scholar Employee
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position []. ‘Off-scale salaries’ and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: August 1, 2023
Position duration: This position is funded for one year with possible renewal. Should you teach, you will be appointed to a lecturer position. The total between both roles will not exceed 100% time.

Application Window

Open date: January 10, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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.

Position description

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee (Title Code 3252) appointment focused on the effects of technology on societal and individual well-being.

This postdoctoral scholar position is intended to support a talented scholar doing research at the intersection of management, psychology, and emerging technologies. The ideal candidate would have an interest in studying how technology is broadly affecting societal and individual psychological health. For example, topics such as social media, polarization, misinformation, new forms of communication, augmented decision-making, and so on, would all be relevant. Candidates whose research interests intersect with these topics will be preferred. Once hired, the fellow will be expected to continue to pursue their research program, as well as to work with the Psychology of Technology Institute community to complement and magnify the applied impact of their current research. Should you teach, you will be appointed to a lecturer position.

Lecturer positions may range up to 33% time. General Duties as a lecturer in addition to teaching responsibilities include:
• Holding office hours
• Assigning grades
• Advising students
• Preparing course materials.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) by the start date.
No more than four years of post-degree research experience.

Preferred qualifications

A PhD in a discipline related to the human effects of technology (e.g., organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, human computer interaction) and have demonstrated an interest in and ability to advance research that can move the field forward.
Candidates will also be evaluated on their interest in and enthusiasm for building ties across disciplines, as well as with stakeholders in the technology and policy communities.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Representative Manuscript
  • 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
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA