Job Requisition Number: 27411. Berkeley Law is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. As one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley, it is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation.
The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, American civil rights activist Pauli Murray, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society Eva Paterson, United States Northern District of California Judge Thelton Henderson, and Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese.
•Facilitates/manages non-senate academic appointment and review processes, primarily for instructional titles, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation. •Partners with leadership at Berkeley Law (e.g. Assistant or Associate Deans) on curricular planning and instructional hiring needs, including for self-supporting degree programs, such as the LL.M. program. •Reviews, analyzes, and generates information regarding the quality of teaching, research, and scholarly efforts for non-senate academic appointments. •Drafts, and/or edits, and analyzes merit and/or promotion cases for non-senate academic appointees. •Reviews, analyzes, and generates information for lecturers’ excellence and merit advancement reviews. •Drafts and/or edits excellence and merit advancement recommendation cases. •Ensures timely submission of cases and guides the review process to completion. •Prepares the appointment memo for all non-senate faculty positions. •Coordinates with Campus Shared Services (CSS) on the hiring of instructors and other academic appointees, and ensures the development and distribution of appointment letters and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) as appropriate. •Coordinates with Law Schools’ Registrar to ensure all academic appointments are active in related systems. •Provides strategic advice and counsel to leadership 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.). •Analyzes and interprets guidelines, policies and union contracts to provide advice and counsel on issues such as employment terms, compensation, work-eligibility (visa) matters (such as H1-B processing or PR application), and benefits. •Counsels non-senate faculty and other instructors or academic appointees concerning moderate to complex work-related problems. Identifies and customizes training needs for diverse constituencies. •Coordinates the academic search process, including placement of ads, drafting of search plans, and conducting the initial screening of materials submitted. •Other duties as assigned, for example, incumbent may assist with the nomination of teaching and/or other awards for senate or non-senate faculty.•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 school 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 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.