Job Requisition Number: 24085. The Department of Psychology is a large, complex department within the College of Letters and Science (Division of Social Sciences). It includes over 40 active faculty members, 15 career staff, approximately 8 temporary instructors, a number of visiting scholars and postdocs each year as well as a large cadre of Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate Student Researchers.
The fundamental missions of the University, teaching, research and community service, are all met by the Department. Our teaching program is quite large. Psychology is an impacted major with 800 undergraduates and Department courses serve approximately 4,000 students each semester as well as a large summer sessions offering each year. The Department has approximately 120 graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in five specialized sub-fields. In research, the Department supports the work of 35 life science labs in work with both human and animal subjects as well an off-site Field Station. Psychology is closely linked with several major research institutes on campus: The Institute of Human Development, the Institute of Personality and Social Research, the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Science; and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and works in collaboration with their administration to meet the needs of our faculty. Our outpatient clinic serves the surrounding community by providing vital, low cost psychiatric treatment and functions as a recharge unit.
Administratively, the Department is divided into five interdependent units: Financial Services, Academic Personnel, Clinic Administration, Technical Support and Student Services, all overseen by the Director of Administration. In short, the Department of Psychology is a large and varied unit which requires considerable skill in terms of its overall administration
•Serves as the Academic Personnel Resource for the Department of Psychology: Facilitates/manages the academic review processes, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation. Frequently researches complex issues within APO manual, interprets policy and makes judgment calls to provide resolution to non-routine academic matters. •Drafts letters, and assembles cases on behalf of the Chair and maintains all AP records. •Provides strategic advice and counsel to Department Chair and Director by analyzing and interpreting system-wide and campus policies, collective bargaining agreements, academic personnel procedures and practices. •Counsels Senate and non-Senate faculty and other academic staff concerning moderate to complex work-related problems, sabbatical leave counseling, medical leaves, etc. •Juxtaposes historical context with matters pertaining to current actions and advises Chair and Director 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. •Directs the entire academic search process, including placement of ads, drafting of search plans, and conducting the initial screening of materials submitted. Ensures that candidate’s visits are professionally organized and successful. •Holds responsibility for department website including updating faculty profile information and links to faculty lab websites. Provides analytical and administrative support to the Chair and attends faculty meetings and keeps minutes, records faculty votes and implements required actions. •Responsible for all non-senate academic appointments and searches including adjuncts, visiting professors, and lecturers. Liaisons with Campus Shared Services regarding salaries for research and summer funding. •Participates in career and professional development; serves on department, college and campus committees as needed.•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, 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 writing skills. •Excellent oral communication skills, including tact and diplomacy and ability to maintain confidentiality. •Experience working with online HR systems such as HCM, AP modules.
•Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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