Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
To ensure consideration, please apply by January 7, 2018.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
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The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Academic Human Resources.
Reporting directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Director of Academic Human Resources provides campus leadership and decision support services to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, and Deans and Directors of academic units in the areas of faculty human resources. Additionally, The Director provides authority, guidance and leadership for administrative directors and administrators in academic units and directs all required faculty hiring, tenure and promotion processes and other faculty personnel functions.
Serving as the principal advisor to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for faculty human resource matters, the Director has responsibility for developing academic HR policy, procedures, and best practices across the campus. With the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, the Director of Academic Human Resources is integral in assessing faculty composition and position descriptions to facilitate robust searches that will staff the rapidly growing academic program and student population at UW Tacoma. Central to this function is research in various areas of faculty personnel matters and close collaboration with colleagues in Seattle and Bothell. The Director works closely with deans/directors and administrators and faculty governance committees to ensure that policies, procedures, and local level practices are in line with University and state rules, regulations, and compliance requirements. The Director also provides advice, counsel and direction of the philosophy and administrative processes for creating a sustainable and supportive Summer Quarter at UW Tacoma.
Academic Human Resources at UW Tacoma supports 300+ faculty positions within three academic programs and four schools. In addition to daily communications with faculty and leaders, the director creates and facilitates orientation materials and other workshops for UW Tacoma new faculty. This position also supports resource planning around faculty positions and fulfills other duties as assigned.
1. Academic Human Resources
Serve as head of academic human resources for UW Tacoma; providing leadership, guidance and oversight in areas such as promotion and tenure, faculty searches, appointment and reappointment, separation, endowed faculty positions, merit, leaves, salary and other faculty personnel issues.
Advise and make recommendations on faculty personnel issues to individual faculty, directors and deans, as well as the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Address faculty and staff queries about all academic employment related questions.
Work closely and collaboratively with the Faculty Assembly committee regarding appointment, promotion, and tenure.
2. Academic Affairs Administration
Summer Quarter administration serving as the liaison to Seattle regarding summer quarter budgets and enrollments, and the creating and implementing guidelines regarding summer quarter enrollments and faculty compensation.
Support financial resource planning for academic human resources.
Data collection and reporting.
3. Faculty Development
Offer training and support to faculty engaged in recruiting, performance evaluation, promotion reviews, and other human resource processes to ensure compliance with UW policy and state and federal laws.
Collaborate with the Office for Faculty Advancement to improve the capacity of UW Tacoma faculty to hire diverse faculty.
Coordinate with UW Academic Personnel to support directors/deans and faculty learning related to employee relations, HR policies, visas, and other HR matters.
4. Lead and supervise employees
Supervises Administrative Coordinator in Academic Affairs.
Provides oversight of the work of Administrative Coordinator in Faculty Assembly to ensure effective support of faculty governance with respect to HR matters.
Bachelor's Degree in HR, Business Administration or a related field.
Minimum of six years of leadership experience, to include at least two years of Higher Education experience.
Understanding of state and federal law related to human resources.
Ability to work effectively with leaders and provide executive and actionable advice.
Successful history and ability to work on large, complex projects in a deadline driven environment.
Self-starter who works successfully from stated goals without instruction.
Ability to work independently with exceptional organizational, planning, time management skills and initiative.
Must also be able to work as a member of a team and to lead teams to successful outcomes. Dedication to excellence and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's Degree in HR, Business Administration or a related field.
Proven expertise at managing academic and staff human resources.
Knowledge of and familiarity with UW HR systems and processes.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.