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Academic Support Specialist
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   School of Engineering
Position Code:   SENG5203A
Status:   Closed/Cancelled
Closing Date:   10/07/2014
Salary:   $49,700 - $55,000 Annual. Commensurate with Experience.
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

Reporting to the Director of Administrative Operations in the School of Engineering, the Academic Support Specialist independently utilizes their experience and comprehensive understanding of UC, campus, and unit academic practices, policies, and procedures to resolves moderate to complex academic HR-related issues affecting a broad range of academic titles in imaginative and practical ways. Working in conjunction with Campus Academic Personnel and School IT personnel, the incumbent will lead development and enhancement of information systems supporting Engineering Academic Personnel Office activities such as faculty merit/promotion and recruitment.

Qualifications:   • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

• Requires in-depth knowledge of 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 system-wide and campus policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.

• Thorough knowledge of 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.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

• Experience working with complex data management and information systems.

• Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    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 or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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