University Of California Berkeley , CA 94705
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 9, 2018
The Department of Rhetoric is a leading center for interdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences, committed to the study of rhetorical traditions from the classical to the contemporary eras.
The UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media offers innovative, interdisciplinary programs leading to a B.A. in Film and a Ph.D. in Film & Media. The Department teaches students to think historically, theoretically, and analytically about film and media within the broad context of humanistic studies. Students and faculty engage with all forms of moving-image culture, including film, still photography, television, and digital media.
Provides extensive advising to students on two independent majors; prerequisites, requirements, course content, course offerings, and faculty research/teaching interests. Advises faculty on departmental/school/college and university policies and procedures.
Reviews students' progress and advises students and faculty on requirements for degree/program completion; identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions. Approves petitions as required. Reviews and updates student records.
In consultation with faculty, L&S, and the Registrar, researches and facilitates resolution of academic issues. Determines barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student's academic success, helps students recognize these key non-academic issues, and makes appropriate referrals for additional therapeutic counseling and/or assistance from other units. Advises new and continuing instructors on student advising issues. Identifies students with GPA or progress problems, advises students, and recommends appropriate courses of action by the department/school/college.
Course Scheduling and Enrollment Management:
Devises curriculum planning for Film & Media and Rhetoric, in collaboration with Chair, Manager, and faculty, and with other departments, to ensure students' progress through course sequences, avoiding conflicts, and ensuring compliance with campus-wide policies. Using judgment and discretion, independently schedules classes and obtains classrooms for courses, taking into account the requirements and restrictions of the Campus Scheduling Office, past enrollment trends, instructor preferences, equipment and facility needs, department and campus needs.
Consults with Campus Scheduling Office and instructors on issues regarding obtaining appropriate classrooms and advises faculty or senior level manager on options. Works with other departments and colleges to set up and manage cross-listed and room-shared courses. Sets enrollment limits and processes waitlists, including review and approval of concurrent enrollment requests.
Oversees completion of the CSIR report. Oversees completion of Course Approval Submissions and advises faculty on policy for submission of curriculum changes and additions.
Recruitment and Transfer Advising:
Designs and conducts orientation sessions for incoming transfer students. Plans and implements outreach programs with specifically targeted institutions; advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective transfer student's goals; utilizing in-depth knowledge of the department's major requirements, evaluates domestic and international transcripts for degree eligibility. Evaluates courses using established articulation agreements, and makes recommendations to the Undergraduate Faculty Advisors when such agreements are unavailable.
Program Planning & Administration:
Analyzes operation of each undergraduate program and suggests long-term solutions to the Undergraduate Faculty Advisors for each program. Assists the Chairs of Rhetoric and Film Studies, Undergraduate Faculty Advisors, and Manager in curricular planning.
Identifies trends, such as length of time to degree, and makes recommendations. Conducts degree certification and award nominations. Keeps program descriptions up-to-date, rewriting when necessary to reflect changes in the programs.
Prepares and revises undergraduate handbooks. Coordinates Cal Day program, assisting the Chairs in planning and staffing a successful event. Assesses suitability of DeCal proposals by undergraduate students and refers to relevant faculty. Coordinates Undergraduate Student Associations.
Advises department/ students on the job market process, and the standards and norms specific to the student's field of study; advises on summer internship programs; develops and maintains network of departments and regional firms interested in hiring summer students. Organizes and attends job fairs.
Develops and enhances an alumni recruitment network. Identifies and cultivates potential employers.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, & schools.
Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Ability to multi-task.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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How to Apply
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: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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