Director of Academic Affairs
Salary: $67,300 - $132,500
Title: Director of Academic Affairs
Category: Management and Professional
Department: SOM Finance & Administration
Date Posted: 02/16/2017
Position Information: Reporting to the Dean through the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director of Academic Affairs in the UCR School of Medicine (SOM) is an integral position for management and oversight of policy and processes relating to academics and, in particular, the Health Sciences Compensation Plan (HSCP). Manages the Office of Academic Affairs, supervises its staff, and manages its budget. This position is the primary support for the recruitment, appointment and promotion process of the faculty and is responsible for a wide range of activities supporting the broadly defined areas of academic affairs, including: recruitment, appointments; salary negotiation; retention; merits and promotions of faculty; development of policies and their implementation; dissemination of information relating to academic faculty; development of policies and their implementation; dissemination of information relating to academic systems and data capture projects; data collection; analysis planning; academic related issues (leaves and benefits, grievances, mediations, separation, scientific misconduct, required training), and development of and sponsoring programs for academics. Service and support is provided for senate and non-senate SOM faculty, including HS Clinical and volunteer Clinical faculty, academic employees in non-faculty titles, and full-time clinical faculty physicians affiliated with the Faculty Practice Plan. The Director of Academic Affairs serves as a change agent, providing leadership to develop the systems infrastructure needed for a SOM; assesses, streamlines, and continuously improves the School's academic appointment/promotions process and procedures as appropriate, providing education, development and community building with departmental academic affairs managers and working with other key managers in creating an effective and efficient administrative structure for the SOM as it relates to academic affairs and management of the HSCP for the SOM. The Director will be a project manager on multiple projects needed for implementation of health science faculty compensation. The Director is an integral staff member and resident expert to advise SOM leadership and its faculty on component parts of the HSCP and compliance to the terms and conditions of the HSCP.
Minimum Requirements: Able to interpret complex academic HR policies and procedures with risk management exposure to the organization.
Able to provide guidance and coaching of process and policies to individual academics, unit management and various committee groups.
Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and independently and to effectively work with staff at all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to focus on key issues, research, gather and integrate information and lead or participate with others across organizational and institutional lines in developing a wide range of qualified resources and data as the basis for formulating recommendations and developing approaches to resolving issues and problems.
Excellent oral communication skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information, influence outcomes and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas.
Good decision making, analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and resource management skills.
Demonstrated management skills, including the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in managing a wide range of projects.
Requires good knowledge of organization and system Academic HR polices, guidelines and procedures.
Excellent written communication skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise specifications, documentation and reports.
Complete understanding of the academic review process.
Demonstrated ability to regularly generate new ideas and solutions (be proactive, creative and innovative), anticipate and prepare for future events and outcomes, deal promptly and effectively with difficult problems and issues, plan and meet critical deadlines and master new situations or information quickly and easily.
Requires political acumen and risk management awareness to prevent potentially litigious personnel actions.
Thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software and experience in effectively using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create documents, reports, and presentations.
Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality of privileged information, and perform a wide range of duties that require tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, organizational skills, flexibility and discretion.
Demonstrated leadership skills, including strategic planning.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with UC academic personnel.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
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