Academic Affairs Manager

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jun 28, 2017
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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Academic Affairs Manager

Job Number:
75435

Reporting to the Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) is comprised of three faculty associate deans and nine staff members who serve a total population of approximately 4,000. The primary mission of OAA is to serve as a resource in preserving and enhancing the excellence of the School of Medicine through the appointment, reappointment, promotion and retention of a distinguished and diverse faculty. The Academic Affairs Manager is responsible for the full spectrum of actions and activities related to faculty in the University Tenure Line, Medical Center Line and Non-Tenure Line for a specific set of departments in the School. Reporting to the OAA Associate Dean, the Academic Affairs Manager's core duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Monitoring compliance with and interpreting School and University policies for department chairs, division chiefs, faculty search committees and faculty affairs administrators.
  • Critically evaluating and making recommendations on initial faculty search initiations and subsequent search reports; waivers of search; offer letters; and referee, trainee and peer set lists.
  • Critically evaluating and making recommendations to improve the quality of appointment, reappointment and promotion long forms.
  • Planning and prioritizing file review in response to appointment end dates, departmental appointment and retention needs and in compliance with School and University deadlines; staffing School review committees.
  • Implementing process improvements and providing training to faculty affairs administrators.
  • Overseeing the documentation of annual counseling for assistant and associate professors and senior faculty annual meetings; participating in organizing and conducting faculty workshops on reappointments and promotions.
  • Advising faculty and staff on policy for sabbaticals and other leaves and, when necessary, drafting exception requests to the Provost's Office.
  • Managing the process for endowed professorship nominations.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with Faculty Compensation, the Provost's Office, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Dean of Research, other schools, and other administrative and academic units.
  • Representing the School of Medicine on University-wide committees convened by the Provost's Office or other central units.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience working in the area of academic affairs at Stanford University or another institution of higher education.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of experience working with administrative processes, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex administrative processes.
  • Demonstrated experience training, supervising, and evaluating staff, if supervising.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.
  • High level of independent judgment and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety, shown through communication of safety concerns and use and promotion of safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
  • None
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, frequently sitting, stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat; reach/work above shoulders; grasp forcefully; use a telephone.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, kneel/crawl, twist/bend/stoop/squat, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Extended hours.

Job: Administration

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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