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Academic HR Analyst (7715U) , Berkeley Law - 1698 - 1698
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Academic HR Analyst (7715U) , Berkeley Law - 1698 - 1698
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Academic HR Analyst (7715U) , Berkeley Law - 1698 - 1698

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: October 2, 2019


Faculty Search Committee Support:
  • Coordinates the academic search process, including the drafting and placement of advertisements, drafting of search plans, and conducting the initial screening of materials submitted for all Senate faculty searches at Law.
  • Proposes strategies to increase the diversity of applicant pools and/or to improve the search process from year to year.
  • Supports FAC throughout the year during the search process, reviewing applications in AP Recruit for completion, assessing minimum qualifications for applicants, providing administrative support (incl. responding to candidate inquiries, scheduling of FAC meetings, and AALS conference travel reimbursements, etc.), managing interviews and job talks including faculty and student feedback, coordinating faculty appointment votes with the Dean's Office, drafting search narratives for FAC review, and ensuring successful completion of the search report.
  • 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, particularly as these pertain to faculty recruitment.

Senate Faculty Appointment Process:
  • Facilitates/manages the Senate faculty appointment processes, including faculty votes, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation, and work authorization (visa) issues.
  • Collects or assists in the collection of materials for Senate faculty appointment cases.
  • Creates appointment cases in AP Bears and drafts or helps draft departmental recommendations for appointment. This may include the solicitation of external letters of recommendation.

Faculty Onboarding and Transition Assistance:
  • Manages post-offer visits for Senate faculty and the hiring, onboarding, and transition or relocation of new Senate faculty who accept offers to join Berkeley Law.
  • Counsels new Senate faculty, and non-Senate faculty and other academic appointees as needed, concerning moderate to complex work-related problems, particularly as these pertain to appointment, hiring, onboarding, and faculty offer terms.
  • Relocation and transition assistance includes:
  • Leading and facilitating the hiring, onboarding, relocation, and transition of all Senate faculty;
  • Notifying and partnering with Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) as needed;
  • Collaborating with Operations and Building Services at the School of Law to ensure office space is ready and available for new faculty, that space configuration is addressed along with any equipment needs, and that a mailbox assignment is secured;
  • Serving as ergonomic evaluator or scheduling an ergonomic evaluation for new faculty hire workstations, and recommending adjustments accordingly;
  • Coordinating with IST at Law regarding computer and phone needs;
  • Notifying Faculty Support Unit (FSU) Manager regarding the need for a new FSU assignment and scheduling introductory meetings;
  • Coordinating with the Communications team at Law regarding new faculty and website or faculty profile updates;
  • Coordinating and/or managing instructor information sessions or other relevant trainings for new faculty.

Non-Senate Academic Appointments or Reviews:
  • Facilitates, manages and/or assists with non-instructional academic appointments and reviews or promotions, such as within academic administration or academic research series, including Academic Coordinators, Specialists, Post-Doctoral Scholars, and other applicable academic series, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation.
  • Leads the non-senate academic search process, including the drafting and placement of advertisements, drafting of search plans, and conducting the initial screening of materials submitted for non-instructional academic searches at Law.
  • Provides counsel and instruction to the search committee.
  • Proposes strategies to increase the diversity of applicant pools and/or to improve the search process from year to year.
  • Helps coordinate and prepare the appointment case for non-instructional academic appointments;
  • Coordinates hiring and onboarding with Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) as appropriate;
  • Notifies, collects, reviews, analyzes, and prepares reappointment, merit or promotion cases for non-instructional academic appointees;
  • Coordinates reappointments and academic reviews with Dean's Office as needed;
  • Ensures timely submission of cases and guides the review process to completion.

Additional Duties:
  • Assists in the gathering, reporting, and analysis of data related to faculty hiring and diversity.
  • May include ABA, AALS, OFEW, and other reporting.
  • 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.
  • Other AP/HR duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of, or the ability to learn 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 or ability to learn system wide and campus policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration. Thorough knowledge of, or ability to learn 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.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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, in particular campus systems such as AP Recruit, AP Bears, and Bear Buy. 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.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $74,400.00 - $82,000.00

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.

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:

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