Job Requisition Number: 23900. The Travers Department of Political Science has long been regarded as one of the finest places to study politics and government. From the telling insights of bargaining models in international conflicts to the pivotal role of critical junctures and path dependence in political change to fresh readings of Thomas Hobbes and the concept of tolerance, many of the most influential developments in the discipline are associated with UC Berkeley Political Science. The Department has also educated generations of undergraduates and graduate students, many of whom are now eminent scholars, public servants, and community leaders.
There are approximately 45 faculty, 850 undergraduate students and 125 PhD students in the department. We offer an unusual combination of depth and breadth in the major subject areas of political science, covering not only the traditional subfields of American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory but supplementing those subfields with substantial strength in areas such as formal theory, methods, organizations and public policy, political behavior, and public law, as well as the politics of every major region across the globe.
The Academic HR Analyst is responsible for the general administration of all academic personnel matters, including, but not limited to, departmental tenure reviews, merit and promotion reviews, recalls, recruitment, and retention. The incumbent researches and analyzes existing and proposed University, College, and Departmental academic personnel policies and procedures for their potential impact on the department, and provides Department Chair and faculty with interpretation of academic policies and procedures affecting academic personnel actions. The role of the Academic HR Analyst necessitates strong skills of diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, and professionalism in regards to the recruitment process and when interfacing with faculty in general.
Responsibilities include: •Manages the academic review process, including retention cases, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation. Researches faculty review and salary history to ensure accuracy of future reviews. Frequently investigates complex issues within APO manual, interprets policy and makes judgment calls to provide resolution to non-routine academic matters. Requests exceptions to AP policy for non-conforming personnel cases. Serves as the Academic Personnel Resource for the Department of Political Science. •Directs the Academic Search process, including placement of ads and negotiating search plans with OFEW. Responds to applicant inquiries and ensures that candidates' visits are professionally organized and successful. Provides direction to Director of Administration and the Department’s Chair for assistance with search process. •Provides strategic advice and counsel to Department Chair and Manager by analyzing and interpreting system-wide and campus policies, collective bargaining agreements, academic personnel procedures and practices. Identifies and utilizes precedent-setting situations to recommend new organizational procedures and practices. Conducts investigations into complaints involving academic decisions; provides feedback and makes strategic recommendations. Maintains department database related to faculty actives and academic personnel matters. •Counsels Senate and non-Senate faculty and other academic staff concerning moderate to complex work-related problems. Compares and infers upon historical context with matters pertaining to current actions and advises Chair and Manager on potential outcomes of decisions made at these levels. This involves an intrinsic understanding of and the ability to balance the needs of the faculty against limited resources in a climate of change and uncertainty. Analyzes and interprets guidelines and policies to provide advice and counsel to unit clients on issues such as compensation, work-eligibility (visa) matters such as H1-B processing or PR application, and benefits considerations. •Administers all non-senate academic appointments including lecturers, adjuncts, visiting professors and scholars, post-docs and exchange programs. •Manages Faculty leave, sabbatical and HRF application processes. Verifies correct sabbatical balances and salary. May functions as faculty benefits advisor. •Identifies and customizes training needs for diverse constituencies. AP Bears training on an as-needed basis is crucial in assuring the success of the candidate's case for merits and other reviews.
•Assists department staff with planning and execution of department events (e.g. department reception, commencement).Knowledge/Skills: •Comprehensive 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, union contracts, 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. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills. •Ability to be tactful and maintain confidentiality. •Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. •Knowledge of the Human Capital Management (HCM) system and APBears. Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
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