University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

United States

May 25, 2022


Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title DATA SCIENTIST I

Working Title: Data Scientist I Position Number 02303853 Division Office of Research Department B3408 OFFC OF SOC RESP EVAL IN ED (SREED) Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Renewable FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100% Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The Office of Socially Responsible Evaluation in Education (SREED), a unit in the Office of Research in the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, conducts evaluation, research, and capacity-building partnership projects regarding education programs, policies, and initiatives that promote equitable access to effective education for all students. SREED has long-standing partnerships with several government and non-government agencies including the Milwaukee Public Schools, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, UW System, The Wisconsin Center for Education Research at UW Madison, and Education Analytics. To learn more about our work, projects, and team visit our website www.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) earned the highest rating – R1 – for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the gold standard for assessment. The rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated in 2016. The Office of Research facilitates the creation of new knowledge and the development of innovative solutions by supporting research across the sciences, arts, and humanities that enhances the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and spurs economic growth.

Job Summary

The Data Scientist will contribute to several equity-centered projects including: a statewide evaluation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, a multi-state randomized study evaluation of the Future Forward Literacy program, and the statewide Freshwater Sciences training initiative. Other projects the Data Scientist will support include the Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute and the statewide GEAR UP postsecondary readiness initiative.

  • Prepares data sets for analysis including cleaning/quality assurance, transformations, restructuring, and integration of multiple data sources
  • Implements appropriate data science techniques under the guidance of other data scientists, statisticians, and/or other researchers to find data patterns and answer research questions chosen by the lead researcher including data visualization, statistical analysis, machine learning, and data mining
  • Organizes and automates project steps for data preparation and analysis
  • Composes and assembles reproducible workflows and reports to clearly articulate patterns to researchers and/or administrators
  • Documents approaches to address research questions
  • The position will be based in our Madison office across overlooking the state capital, but there is potential for work-from-home arrangements in a hybrid capacity. Pay $40,200 – $92,300, depending on qualifications.”

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in data science, statistics, or another related field
  • Evidence of advanced knowledge of and experience with data management and analysis program and code (such as SPSS, EXCEL, SAS, R, and STATA)
  • Evidence of advanced knowledge of and experience with data management techniques including data cleaning and managing relational databases
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years' experience working on evaluation or research teams managing data and conducting statistical analyses
  • Evidence of experience working with school systems and or educational organizations
  • Master's degree in data science, statistics, or another related field
  • Evidence of commitment to promoting equity
  • Evidence of the development and management of data dashboards
  • Application Instructions

    In your application materials, please be sure to address all minimum and preferred qualification, and competencies In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate's application materials whether the applicant meets any of the qualifications, the applicant will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.


    • Strong organization skills

    • Strong communication skills

    • Strong writing skills

    • Strong attention to detail

    • Ability to work collaboratively and independently

    This is a continuous recruitment. Applications received after the initial review date may not be considered. Thank you.

    Application Deadline Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes If Continuous, Initial Review Date 05/25/2022 Position Contact Name Amanda Klug Contact Phone XXX Contact Email Application Notes

    For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

    Legal Notices

    AA/EO Statement

    UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Reasonable Accommodations

    UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

    Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

    UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

    CBC and Reference Check Policy

    Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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    Employment Authorization

    In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Title and Total Compensation Project

    The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: compensation-study/

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • References
  • Optional Documents

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