Director, Data Science & Analysis Hub

University of Northern Iowa
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:$364,000
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Director, Data Science & Analysis Hub Requisition # 52796

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  • Position Basics Position Title: Director, Data Science & Analysis Hub

    Job Category: Academic Administrator Type of Position: Tenure Eligible Full Consideration Date: Friday, March 17, 2023 Advertising Started on: Friday, February 10, 2023 College: Department: Academic Affairs


    Iowa enjoys a lower cost of living than many other states. See how the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area compares by utilizing the cost of living calculator. Our overall compensation package is enhanced by excellent benefits for eligible non-temporary positions and eligible temporary faculty (adjunct instructor) positions.

    Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

    Service Schedule: Calendar Year Position Description:

    The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) seeks applicants for the inaugural Director of Data Science and Analysis Hub position, starting in August 2023. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenured position as an Associate or Full Professor in one of UNI's existing departments. Primary responsibilities include serving as the inaugural hub director; teaching 1-2 undergraduate courses per semester in data science/analysis and/or for home department; and conducting publishable research.The director will work collaboratively to plan, develop, name, and launch the hub; and will be expected to operationalize a vision for the hub by systematically pursuing communally-vetted goals. Additional information about the position, current data science and data analysis initiatives at UNI, and the UNI community can be found at the following webpage: https: //

    UNI is poised to develop new courses, majors, minors, certificates, and outreach initiatives in data science and data analysis. The director will be asked to work with faculty and staff to create connections spanning the campus to help create these programs. The director will be responsible for creating a vision for the study of data science and data analysis at UNI. Our aim is to embed data science and data analysis in most majors. Currently, UNI offers a data analytics major in the College of Business, an interdisciplinary data science minor, a data science emphasis in Physics, and a general education certificate in data science. UNI recently was awarded a $364,000 grant to establish an on-campus high performance computing facility. In addition, support for Big Data is a featured component of UNI's $250 million comprehensive campaign.

    The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a more diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become a more equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build a more inclusive teaching and learning environment.

    Education Requirements:

    Ph.D. in a field relevant to data science and data analysis required.

    Required Qualifications:

    Applicants must demonstrate evidence of scholarship, teaching, and service appropriate for the rank. Other required qualifications include demonstrated effectiveness as a leader of a collaborative team; demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; a record of excellence in teaching with evidence of a student-focused approach; evidence of experience with hands-on data science or data analysis; and evidence to suggest they are able to build relationships to effectively lead and guide the growth and development of academic programs and curriculum.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in budget management; demonstrated success in grant writing; evidence of research, teaching, and/or service that positively advances issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and an ability to teach courses that complement and enhance the existing curriculum.

    Online Application Required Documents Required Documents: Curriculum Vita

    Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Number of References: 3 Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.

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    Contact Information

    Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

    Contact: Alicia Rosburg - [email protected] Curris Business Building 217 Phone: 319-273-3263

    UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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