The Office of Instructional Development at UCLA invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Learning Analytics (Academic Administrator) with the Center for Educational Assessment unit.
Under the supervision of the Director of the Center for Educational Assessment (CEA), the Assistant Director, Learning Analytics is responsible for the management and development of significant analytic projects and assignments involving learning and data analytics. The incumbent provides detailed analyses of UCLA programmatic and initiative based efforts that support UCLA’s academic affairs research agenda providing insights related to UCLA and its students.
Job responsibilities include overseeing the administration of campus-wide survey efforts, managing grant-funded assessment projects, evaluate and interpret of data gathered through the continuous, annual surveys internal and external to UCLA, and utilize valid and reliable research methods to gather, analyze, and report data on issues relevant to student learning and success. The Assistant Director is responsible for supervising and training postdoctoral scholars and graduate students researchers (GSRs), and works collaboratively with academic departments, administrative units, faculty, staff, and students to develop and coordinate assessment and report results to both technical and non-technical audiences. Also will develop and co-teach a graduate-level course designed to introduce graduate students to assessment and evaluation at UCLA and to develop the skills necessary to conduct research in their own courses and an undergraduate course designed to explore students’ experiences at UCLA, better informing research protocols and instruments for future assessments
Position Qualifications include: A Ph.D. is required. Extensive experience creating, updating, and maintaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Human Subjects applications. Demonstrated advanced knowledge of SPSS/PC (or related software) for descriptive and inferential statistics including but not limited to appropriate use and interpretation of T-tests, chi square and analysis of variance, factor analysis, correlation, and regression. Demonstrated ability to conduct large-scale database analysis and survey research in an applied setting, including development of assessment instruments (e.g., creation of variables, scales, constructs, etc.), administration strategies, (e.g., sampling, timing, incentives), data analysis plan, and data summary reports. Demonstrated ability to blend technical knowledge and expertise with engaging platform skills, excellent verbal/writing skills and the ability to communicate complex information to both technical and nontechnical staff. Demonstrated ability to conduct large-scale database analysis and survey research in an applied setting, including development of instruments, creation of meaningful variables, sampling, content and timing. Ability to present abstract analyses in a meaningful way to non-technical audience involved in policy decision making. Read large electronic data files, merge them with internal and external data sources, and generate statistical results using proprietary and homegrown software.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hiring salary range is $58,548 to $73,716/year.
Position remains open until filled. This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected December 2017/January 2018 start date. This position is appointed on a fiscal year basis and is eligible for renewal each year based on funding.
By November 26, 2017, interested parties are requested to submit a letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and the required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, and three letters of reference, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal:
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