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#112047 GPS Academic Personnel/Human Resources Manager

Extended Deadline: Fri 10/29/2021

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/05/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/14/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date 10/15/21.


The University of California’s only school of international affairs, the School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) provides a unique resource for training leaders, creating ideas, and building networks for the governance of globalization and its local impacts. GPS is internationally renowned for its innovative programs, superb faculty and outstanding students and now stands among the world's top graduate schools of international relations and is the established leader in its focus on Asia and the Americas. GPS instructs a diverse student body consisting of 60% domestic and 40% international students in MPP, MCEPA, MIA, BA-MIA, MAS, joint PhD with Department of Political Science and executive education programs.

GPS also administers the International Studies Program, a fast-growing interdisciplinary program with over 1700 declared undergraduate majors, that offers a rigorous curriculum for undergraduate students interested in international affairs. Offering nine B.A. degree options, three combined BA/MIA programs, and a minor program, the International Studies Program explores the interaction between the international and national, global and local, contemporary and historical ideas shaping globalization. GPS is also the parent organization to major research centers: Center for Commerce and Diplomacy (CCD), Center on Global Transformation (CGT), Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, 21st Century China Center, Fudan-UC and Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT).

Manages and conducts the independent review and analysis of all permanent academic personnel actions for GPS including appointments, non-senate actions, merits, appraisals, deferrals, sabbaticals, leaves of absence, Family Accommodation Reporting, academic advancement, tenure, retention, layoffs, moving expense exceptions, intercampus transfers, and endowed chair appointments. Oversees file approval process for Dean's authority Non-Senate appointment actions.

Oversees GPS human resource functions, including recruitment & staffing, compensation/classification, payroll, and employee relations. Ensures school policies and practices are consistent with University policy and that they appropriately support diversity, equal opportunity, affirmative action and UCSD Principles of Community. Exercises effective authority for all job classifications, equity requests and other compensation decisions consistent with campus practice and relevant regulations/contracts.

As a seasoned experienced professional with a comprehensive understanding of UC, campus, and unit academic practices, policies, and procedures, resolves moderate to complex academic HR-related issues affecting a broad range of academic titles in imaginative and practical ways.


  • Demonstrated experience with employment, compensation, classification, employee/labor relations, performance management, benefits, organizational planning, and training and development. Expert knowledge and experience in human resources management and practices.

  • Extensive experience and a high level of demonstrated in-depth expertise in all areas of Academic Personnel Management including professorial, research scientist, project scientist, postdoctoral, academic administrator, Lecturer, Visiting Professor appointments, re-appointments, accelerations, reviews, promotions, academic salary administration, policies to ensure fairness in the review policy and compensation, grievances, conflict resolution, etc. In-depth expert knowledge of a wide range of academic personnel policies and practices spanning every aspect of academic employment.

  • Excellent writing skills and expertise in effectively composing a variety of written materials in appropriate format, and with the skill and ability to proofread and correct for grammar, spelling, punctuation, typographical errors, clarity, syntactical correctness and continuity.

  • Basic knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret organization and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR.

  • Proven strong demonstrated knowledge and operational experience in Human Resources administration including classification/compensation, employee relations/conflict resolution, recruitment and selection, leave administration, policy and procedure development, compliance management, benefits administration, terminations, collective bargaining, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise professional staff, fostering innovation, service and accountability. Excellent ability to delegate and assign tasks, monitor production and quality of work, set clear and reasonable performance standards and develop staff to their highest potential.

  • Requires thorough knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret organization and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR.

  • Thorough knowledge of organization and college goals, priorities and values and the legal and human implications of decisions.

  • Thorough knowledge of systemwide and organization policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of INS and International Faculty and Scholar Office regulations, policies and procedures concerning employment of international faculty and Visa requirements.

  • Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address moderately complex issues and present nuanced analyses.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Psychology or a related field, and two (2) years relevant experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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