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Academic HR Analyst (7715U), Berkeley Law - 27411
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2019
Title Academic HR Analyst (7715U), Berkeley Law - 27411
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources

Academic HR Analyst (7715U), Berkeley Law - 27411

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 16, 2019

Departmental Overview
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.

Required Qualifications
  • 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.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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 see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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