Job Requisition Number: 23650. When it comes to the world we live in, no detail is too small to be noticed and connected to something bigger. At UC Berkeley?s College of Natural Resources (CNR), we study how all aspects of our environment intersect and support each other so we are able to do more in the world, and do it wisely.
At CNR, we study natural and human systems from biological, ecological, economic, and social science perspectives. With more than 120 faculty and approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 300 graduate students, we engage the issues that shape the complex, interconnected world of the 21st century, from sustainable food systems to obesity, from water policy to energy policy, and from the far-reaching impacts of climate change to the linkages between the human genome, diet, and disease.
This position serves as the Academic Personnel Analyst and is responsible for all academic personnel administration for two departments and a graduate group within CNR, consisting of approximately 60 academic senate faculty and 20 non senate faculty. The Academic Personnel administration involves recommending, developing, implementing, administering, coordinating, and/or evaluating departmental Academic Human Resources policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs, and procedures covering one or more of the following: academic recruitment, appointment, and advancement; retention, compensation and salary administration; faculty welfare programs; benefits; payroll; training and development; faculty misconduct and faculty equity. The position also serves as a consultant and resource person for the faculty in the departments. The position reports to the Director for Academic Affairs in the College of Natural Resources Dean's Office.
Responsibilities include: ?Facilitates/manages the academic review processes, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation. Analyzes merit and promotion cases for faculty. Edits merit recommendation letters by applying a breadth of knowledge of multiple disciplinary areas. Reviews cases to identify issues related to previous reviews, identify the strengths and weaknesses in the case based on the UC guidelines / policies for the review process, verify the accuracy of the material/ data provided in the case, and provides compensation data to Chairs to address equity issues. In consultation with the Chairs manages and leads the academic review process for an average of 40 academic merit/ promotion/ tenure/ appointment cases per year. ?Counsels Senate and non-Senate faculty and other academic employees concerning complex career-related problems. ?Works with Department Chairs and Managers to ensure that Lecturer appointments are identified early and hired on time. Prepares the CNR Lecturer appointment request from accurately and completely. ?Requests HCM for academic transactions and serves as liaison with Campus Shared Services (CSS) to request these transactions. Checks the entries CSS has made in HCM, identifies errors towards the goal of maintaining correct HCM records. Administers HCM case tracking and responds to inquiries for Chairs. ?Advises search committee and Department Chair on development of search plan and advertisements. Advises search committees on the UC wide policy and procedures related to faculty recruitment. Works with department to resolve any advertisement language issues and reach agreement on number and type of advertisement venues. ?Advise department on use of APRecruit system for application submission, including de-selection justifications and codes, short list certification process and search report. ?Facilitates Endowed Chairs appointments and re-appointments. ?Counsels Chairs and Managers on summer session appointments. ?Manages nominations for faculty awards, including the distinguished teaching award. ?Keeps updated with UC policies and procedures to identify and utilize precedent-setting situations to recommend new organizational procedures and practices. Ensures that the Academic HR practices and procedures are consistent with the requirements of the campus and the College. ?Prepare reports and correspondence for the Chairs, including emails to faculty regarding their upcoming review, accumulated sabbatical credits and policy changes.Knowledge/Skills: ?Requires in-depth knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret campus and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR. ?Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address complex issues and present nuanced analyses. ?Thorough knowledge of system wide and campus policies, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration. ?Thorough knowledge of campus and college goals, priorities and values and the legal and human implications of decisions. ?Ability to analyze complex management issues; develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and make critical decisions regarding personnel.
Education/Training: ?Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.