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Academic Personnel Analyst, Neuroscience (7715U) - 65224
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2024
Title Academic Personnel Analyst, Neuroscience (7715U) - 65224
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources

Academic Personnel Analyst, Neuroscience (7715U) - 65224

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

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Departmental Overview

The Biosciences Divisional Services (BDS) unit is comprised of the Departments of Integrative Biology (IB) and Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB), which together are among the largest academic departments at UC Berkeley. By several measures (including number of faculty and students, budget, and assigned square feet), these departments are larger than many UCB colleges and schools. The two departments represent over 100 faculty FTE (including Adjuncts, Professors of the Graduate School, active emeriti and 18 HHMI professors); 55 Researchers and Specialists; 150 post-doctoral researchers; 370 graduate students; 100 department staff members; and total state and extramural payroll of approximately 1000 (including Graduate Student Instructors, Graduate Student Researchers and research staff). The department has 1,800 declared undergraduate majors (the largest majors on the Berkeley campus) and a total annual enrollment in classes of ~20,000. Department personnel are currently housed in eight buildings located in three widely separated parts of the campus.

In July 2024, the BDS unit will expand to include the new Neuroscience Department. The Neuroscience Department will include 33 faculty members and will have a broad scope, ranging from molecules to mind, and include computational neuroscience and neurotechnology.

Position Summary

The Academic Personnel Analyst serves as a consultant to the Academic Services Director and performs or oversees all senate and teaching title academic personnel functions for the new Department of Neuroscience, which will launch in July 2024. The Academic Personnel Analyst recommends, develops, implements, administers, coordinates, and/or evaluates Academic Human Resources policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs, and procedures covering the following: academic recruitment, appointment, and advancement; compensation and salary administration; faculty welfare programs; training and development; faculty misconduct; and faculty equity.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 03/12/2024.


  • Meet and consult as appropriate with leadership to review the preceding year's faculty academic personnel case preparation process.
  • Manage and oversee the preparation of academic personnel merit and promotion cases for ladder rank faculty, adjunct, in- residence, and emeritus faculty.
  • Develop a case schedule and plan for the upcoming year.
  • Ensure timely completion of required actions and ensure all information is accurate, and in compliance with academic personnel policy.
  • Draft Chair's recommendation for appointment, merit and promotion cases.
  • Manage all aspects of the academic recruitment process for faculty, Unit 18 faculty, and Academic Coordinator positions.
  • Facilitate communication between new faculty and appropriate departmental and campus contacts.
  • Set salaries for Unit 18 faculty and other non-senate academic instructors.
  • Counsels Senate and non-Senate faculty concerning moderate to complex work-related problems.
  • Research and interpret relevant college, campus, university, state and federal policies and regulations.
  • Ensure faculty compliance with required reports in accordance with Academic Personnel policies and campus regulations.
  • Serve as the department subject matter expert in the area of academic personnel policy.
  • Research and interpret relevant college, campus, university, state and federal policies and regulations.
  • Recommend and draft policies as requested.
  • Identify problems and advise faculty regarding complex academic personnel issues, particularly in regard to funding (e.g. various types of leaves, special appointments, summer salary, housing allowances, etc. and possible impact on regular salary).
  • Consult and work with Department Financial analyst and Dean's Office Analyst to resolve problems.
  • Research and resolve pay discrepancies.
  • Enter UCPath PayPath transactions such as reappointments, merit and promotion increases.
  • For transactions beyond the scope of PayPath, partner with BEST HR/Payroll Team to request the entry of new appointments, faculty leaves, faculty recruitment allowance payments, and other payroll requests. Research and resolve pay discrepancies.
  • Responsible for special projects related to academic personnel assigned by the Department Chair, Department Manager, or Academic Services Director.
  • Participate in professional training and development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Serve on campus, college, or Department committees as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Requires thorough knowledge of and/or ability to apply/interpret organization and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR.
  • Proven experience advising faculty and/or administrators on policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness and commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • Thorough knowledge of and/or can quickly learn organization and college goals, priorities and values and the legal and human implications of decisions.
  • Thorough knowledge of and/or can quickly learn systemwide and organization policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.
  • Knowledge of trends in academic, especially in areas of academic planning, human resource management and administration.
  • Excellent project/time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address moderately complex issues and present nuanced analyses.
  • Demonstrated seasoned professional judgement and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs such as AP Bears, AP Recruit, UCPath and Service Hub.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for UC Benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $77,600.00 - $109,000.00.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • This is not a visa opportunity.
  • This position is eligible for up to 60% remote work.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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