Job Requisition Number: 24258. UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. Berkeley Law is also known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to providing leadership and making a difference on problems of local, national, and global import.
The Human Resources department supports the goals and challenges of the law school by providing services which promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment, open communications, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect. We are committed to providing the highest level of responsive, confidential service possible, while serving as a resource of information and expertise.
As a seasoned experienced professional with a comprehensive understanding of UC, campus, and unit academic practices, policies, and procedures, resolves moderate to complex academic HR-related issues affecting a broad range of academic titles in imaginative and practical ways. The position involves recommending, developing, implementing, administering, coordinating, and/or evaluating Academic Human Resources policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs, and procedures covering one or more of the following: academic recruitment, appointment, and advancement; compensation and salary administration; faculty welfare programs; visa procurement; benefits; payroll; training and development; faculty misconduct; and faculty equity. The position primarily manages non-senate academic positions including Lecturers, Adjuncts and other non-senate instructors; Academic Coordinators; Librarians; Post Docs; Research and Teaching Fellows; as well as Visiting Professor and Researchers.
Responsibilities include: •Facilitates/manages the academic review processes, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation. •Reviews, analyzes, and generates information regarding the quality of teaching, research, and scholarly efforts for all non-senate academic appointments. •Analyzes merit and promotion cases for faculty. •Drafts and/or edits merit recommendation cases and levels. •Ensures timely submission of cases and follows up through the review process to completion. •Review, analyze, and generate information for lecturers’ excellence and merit advancement reviews based on the quality of teaching and University and professional service. •Analyzes excellence and merit advancement reviews for lecturers. •Drafts and/or edits excellence and merit advancement recommendation cases and levels. •Ensures timely submission of cases and shepherds them through the review process. •Prepares the appointment memo for all senate and non-senate faculty positions. •Hires academic appointees and ensures the development and distribution of appointment letters and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) as appropriate. •Coordinates with Law Schools’ Registrar to ensure all academic appointments are active in related systems. •Provides strategic advice and counsel to unit head by analyzing and interpreting system-wide and campus policies, collective bargaining agreements, academic personnel procedures and practices. •Provides information and data for internal and external reports (e.g. American Bar Association (ABA); The Association of American Law Schools (AALS); US News and World Report, etc.). •Counsels Senate and non-Senate faculty and other academic staff concerning moderate to complex work-related problems. •Analyzes and interprets guidelines, policies and union contracts 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. •Coordinates the academic search process, including placement of ads, drafting of search plans, and conducting the initial screening of materials submitted. •Identifies and customizes training needs for diverse constituencies.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, 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 communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. •Political acumen and the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information using tact and diplomacy. •Demonstrated initiative and the ability to effectively navigate change and deal with ambiguity. •Excellent computer skills and the ability to successful learn new programs with ease. •Excellent planning and organization skills. •Self-starter with the ability to successfully work independently as well as collaboratively in teams. •Knowledge of trends in academia in law, especially in the areas of academic planning, human resource management and administration highly desired.
Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in 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.