The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) is seeking a new Executive Director. The full online job posting and instructions for applying can be found at this URL: Executive Director (0379U) #21046. The first review date for applications is August 20, 2021.
The BIDS Executive Director is responsible for strategic planning and implementation, programming and operations management, and financial and human resources administration. The Executive Director provides senior management oversight for ~10 research and professional staff members and ~20 fellows (mostly postdoctoral scholars) participating in various independent research and training programs. The Executive Director also serves as a primary contact for external constituents, which includes significant responsibility for raising funds through gift and grant proposals. This position reports to the BIDS Faculty Directors and is under the guidance of the BIDS Faculty Council.
Since 2013, BIDS has been transforming the process of data-intensive discovery and the institutional environment in which scientific discovery takes place. BIDS has advanced discovery by creating new data science tools, methods, communities, and career paths. BIDS is central to data-intensive research, open source software, and data science training programs at UC Berkeley, serving as the fulcrum for its academic community and its collaborators to conduct impactful cross-disciplinary research and training. BIDS programs and initiatives are designed to facilitate collaboration across an increasingly diverse and active data science community of domain experts from the life, social, and physical sciences, as well as methodological experts from computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics. BIDS continually seeks new and creative ways to cross traditional academic boundaries and engage a diverse community of researchers representing a wide array of disciplines.
BIDS plays in integral role in the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), a dynamic, innovative structure at UC Berkeley that brings together faculty, researchers, and students from computing, statistics, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences, to mirror the cross-cutting nature of data science and redefine the research university for the digital age. Core to the Division is a commitment to examining how the digital revolution can impact complex challenges like climate and sustainability, human health, and social justice. The Division currently encompasses BIDS, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, the Data Science Education Program, the UC Berkeley School of Information, the Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and Statistics, the Center for Computational Biology, and the Data Science Commons. Plans are underway to join these capabilities in the Gateway, a new building that will provide 380,000 square feet for research, teaching, and co-creation in 2025.