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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 19, 2020
Why are we here?
Research - to produce insight and understanding about language; form, meaning, history, society, cognition.
Teaching - to transmit knowledge and ways of knowing; for citizens, and for future linguists.
Service - to put our knowledge and perspective on language to work for communities.
The Department of Linguistics at Berkeley supports a broad view of language and diverse approaches to its analysis. Faculty and students investigate all areas of language use and structure, engaging with linguistic theories through methods that include computational modeling, corpus linguistics, experimental procedures, fieldwork, and formal analysis
Collaboration across areal and disciplinary lines is common. Current students and faculty do primary research (through elicitation, on-site fieldwork, and historical text linguistics) involving languages of Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North and South America. We have close contacts as well with students and faculty in other departments and programs on campus, including Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Education, Native American Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, and many language and literature departments.
Budget, Financial Management, and Controls:
Develops, monitors, and adjusts budgets with multiple funding sources: general appropriations (permanent and temporary), grants, endowments, donations, revenue (concurrent enrollment & summer session) and other campus funds.
Develops and implements internal controls, tracking and reconciliation processes.
Authorizes or approves expenditures and supervises processing of financial, purchasing, payments and reimbursements, human resources, stipend and payroll actions.
Maintains department's chart of accounts and other data management tools.
Short- and long-range planning and analysis for administrative services and support operations to determine resource allocations.
Develops business processes and procedures to attain unit financial goals and to protect department assets.
Analyzes policy and advises Chair and faculty on permanent and temporary faculty issues.
Attends faculty meetings, takes minutes.
Arranges faculty retreats.
Supervises professional student services staff.
Hires, trains, establishes goals & objectives, develops, coaches, evaluates performance, and recommends salary actions; takes disciplinary action when necessary.
Promotes professionalism, performance management, and career development.
Organizes the overall work of the unit; identifies and evaluates priorities; delegates or reallocates general responsibilities and specific tasks; establishes or revises operating procedures.
Meets regularly with staff, keeps them informed of changes, policies, and procedures both in the department and across the campus.
Provides counsel and support to the Chair.
Assists various department committees and groups (i.e., Climate, Colloquia, SLUgS. BLS, fora).
Oversees curriculum planning and scheduling for adherence to budget, teaching loads, and available instructors.
Communicates department, college, campus, and system-wide information, policies, and procedures to department.
Manages special projects, coordinates programs (lectures, workshops, and conferences), oversees annual events (Fall orientation meeting, BLS Workshop, prospective graduate student visit, Cal Day, Commencement, etc.) and plans social events (department teas, holiday gatherings, etc.).
Coordinates fundraising and outreach (i.e., Big Give, end-of-year) through communications (email, website, Facebook), email appeals, and acknowledgements.
Facilities, Environment, Health, Wellness and Safety, Equipment, and Risk Management:
Analyze, plan and implement changes in these areas as necessary.
Manage or oversee security (card keys, access and alarms) and maintenance of departmental office, lab, meeting rooms, and archive space in Dwinelle and Evans Hall.
Oversee renovation projects.
Serve as department safety coordinator, wellness ambassador, and as building committee liaison.
Conduct equipment inventory.
Attend workshops, trainings, conferences and meetings.
Represent the department on committees or focus groups at the division, college or campus level, as needed or requested.
Advanced knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University rules and regulations, processes, protocols, policies and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management, and sraff and academic personnel management.
Advanced interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising, coaching, and counseling skills.
Advanced knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as event planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management, human resources, accounting and payroll.
Advanced knowledge of or ability to quickly learn commonly used University-specific computer application programs (BFS, BearBuy, SIS, CalAnswers, CalPlanning, UCPath, T&E, CDS, BETS, CalTime, etc.)
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
Advanced skills in short- and long-term strategic planning, financial analysis and reporting, problem-solving and customer service.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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 see:
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