The Office of Instructional Development at UCLA invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Data 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, Data Analytics is responsible for the development and management of significant projects and assignments involving data analytics. The incumbent provides detailed analyses of programmatic and initiative-based efforts that support UCLA’s academic affairs research agenda, providing insights related to students and faculty. Additionally, the incumbent designs and delivers workshops and course content related to research methods, pedagogy, and student learning.
Job responsibilities include overseeing the administration of campus-wide survey efforts, managing grant-funded assessment projects, evaluating and interpreting data gathered through surveys internal and external to UCLA, and utilizing 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. Will also develop and teach an undergraduate or graduate-level course designed to introduce students to quantitative research methods, and assessment and evaluation at UCLA, and to develop the skills necessary to conduct research in their own courses.
Position Qualifications include: Ph.D. required. Demonstrated knowledge of advanced quantitative methods (e.g., HLM, regression decomposition) and quasi-experimental methods (e.g., PSM, regression discontinuity). Demonstrated expertise in SPSS, SAS, STATA, or related software for data analysis and database maintenance. Demonstrated knowledge of and/or ability to quickly learn use of data visualization software (e.g., Tableau) for preparation and presentation of findings to UCLA faculty and administrators. Demonstrated ability to conduct large-scale data 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. Experience designing and delivering undergraduate and graduate-level course content. Extensive experience creating, updating, and maintaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Human Subjects applications. 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 audiences. Ability to present abstract analyses in a meaningful way to non-technical audiences involved in policy decision making.
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: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03380
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