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Academic Human Resources Analyst 4 (7716U) - 59245

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Academic Human Resources Analyst 4 (7716U) - 59245 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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The College of Letters & Science (L&S) is comprised of six divisions (Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Division and L&S Core), which includes 38 academic departments, over 800 faculty and 25,000 students. The L&S Deans' Office, within the L&S Core, houses the divisional deans and their core staff, who support the activities of the entire College.

The Division of Arts & Humanities in the College of Letters & Science is one of the largest of Berkeley's academic divisions, with an annual budget of approximately $130M, approximately 250 permanent faculty FTE, and undergraduate enrollment that averages over 31,000 per semester. The Arts & Humanities at Berkeley collectively, and in their parts, are recognized as the best in the country - and perhaps the world. Faculty and students in every department are honored by major awards, fellowships, and prizes. Its academic departments include Ancient Greek & Roman Studies, Art Practice, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages & Cultures, English, Film & Media, French, German, History of Art, Italian Studies, Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Rhetoric, Scandinavian, Slavic Languages & Literatures, South & Southeast Asian Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, and Theater, Dance & Performance Studies. The Division of Arts & Humanities is also home to the Arts Research Center, Berkeley Language Center, Center for Jewish Studies, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and several related research units.

The Academic Personnel Analyst 4 (Assistant Director of Academic Administration) is part of the Academic Personnel (AP) team with the College of Letters and Science Deans' Office and a core member of the Arts & Humanities Dean's Office team. The Analyst provides expertise and services to the Dean and Associate Deans and works closely with Chairs and Managers in the Division's 19 academic departments. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Personnel, the analyst implements, administers, develops, and recommends Academic Human Resources policies and procedures, identifies opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of academic personnel administration, and provides advice and guidance to department managers and analysts. In this role, the incumbent takes responsibility for analyzing and preparing cases for faculty personnel reviews with a focus on senate titles, and provides expertise in all categories of academic personnel, including recruitment, compensation, advancement, retention, benefits, and leaves. The Analyst will also develop and offer training and resources for Chairs and AP specialists in the departments, including materials for faculty, and act as the first point of contact for departments in the Dean's Office.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 10/02/2023.


Makes recommendations to deans that affect the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Provides an in-depth review and analysis of academic personnel cases submitted to the Dean, with an emphasis on senate titles.
  • Analyzes merit and promotion cases, faculty retentions, searches and other faculty issues within the College and provides recommendations and analytical material to the Assistant Dean of Academic Personnel, CAO, Associate Deans, and Dean.
  • Prepares extensive background information for senate appointments, merits, promotions, retentions and other senate actions; independently drafts Dean's letters for ladder-rank academic personnel cases and requests by applying a breadth of knowledge of multiple disciplinary areas.
  • Makes recommendations to Chair that affect the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Assists in formulating short-and long-range plans involving the academic personnel needs.
  • Keeps abreast of continuing and new directives from the Academic Senate and appropriate campus administrators.
  • Recommends and/or implements changes as appropriate.
  • Identifies and utilizes precedent-setting situations to recommend new organizational procedures and practices or to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of academic personnel administration.

Reviews cases, drafts Dean's letters for nonsenate personnel actions, leave requests, recall appointments, affiliations, endowed chairs, and other miscellaneous requests.
  • Counsels senate, non-senate faculty, and other academic employees concerning complex and/or particularly sensitive work-related or career related problems.

Provides advice to deans and recommends strategies for addressing sensitive situations involving academic appointees and/or requesting exceptions to policy.
  • Identifies and utilizes precedent-setting situations to recommend new organizational procedures and practices.
  • Devises solutions to unusual requests from academic departments on academic personnel issues.
  • Performs and/or oversees special projects involving a broad range of College issues including academic planning and academic personnel administration.
  • Conducts investigations into complaints involving academic appointees; provides feedback to management and makes strategic recommendations.
  • Serves as an advisor to the Dean, department chairs, department staff, Berkeley Regional Services, and faculty regarding academic personnel administration.
  • Functions as technical expert to other college academic personnel professionals, advising and coordinating processes and procedures for a variety of units within the Division.
  • Serves as Division liaison to key campus office staff (Academic Personnel Office, Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare, other dean's offices, other UC campus departments) that oversee academic personnel administration.
  • Represents the Division in informal and formal complaint resolutions processes.
  • Advises unit managers and analysts on corrective action that must be taken when personnel policy or practices are not appropriately applied.
  • Provides advice and recommends strategies for addressing sensitive situations involving academic appointees including on campus policy and precedents to avoid inequitable situations among faculty and/or potentially litigable circumstances.

Required Qualifications
  • Exceptional written communication skills to address complex issues and present succinct, nuanced analyses.
  • Excellent correspondence skills to communicate diplomatically with all levels of the community and ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to analyze complex management issues, develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and make critical decisions regarding personnel.
  • Advanced knowledge of systemwide and organization policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.
  • Advanced knowledge of and/or can quickly learn organization and college goals, priorities and values and the legal and human implications of decisions.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret systemwide, organization and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR.
  • Ability to apply/interpret campus policies and procedures that govern academic personnel, including specialized procedures that apply to interdisciplinary initiatives.
  • Knowledge of trends in academia, especially in areas of academic planning, human resource management and administration.
  • Ability to analyze complex management issues, develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and make critical decisions regarding personnel.
  • Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Advanced political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the Campus as well as external constituencies.
  • Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address complex issues and present nuanced analyses.
  • Strong service orientation, attention to detail, and ability to follow up on issues.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work with demanding time-frames.
  • Demonstrated initiative, tact and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and computer skills to create reports, conduct analysis and develop recommendations.
  • Advanced knowledge and/or can quickly learn UC academic merit and recruitment policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of and/or can quickly learn system wide and campus policies, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.
  • Experience with and/or can quickly learn UC Path, AP Bears, AP Recruit.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

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 $95,300.00 - $140,000.00.

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

Other Information
  • This is not a visa opportunity.
  • Eligible for hybrid or 100% 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.

Referral Source info

This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee". Then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.

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