Program Director, Impact LLC
The College of Science (COS) and the Pamplin College of Business (PCOB) seek an experienced, motivated, and resourceful individual to direct Impact: The Data Analytics Living-Learning Community at Virginia Tech, a data analytics-focused living learning community (LLC) for students.
The Impact LLC's mission is to create a community of thinkers and doers passionate about using data to find solutions to humanity's complex problems with support and opportunities to transform this passion into positive change for society. The Impact LLC provides students the opportunity to gain insights into the transdisciplinary world of data analytics and data science and its application to real world problems and enables them to interact and learn from Virginia Tech faculty and community partners with expertise in the area of data analytics.
The Impact LLC is open to undergraduate students majoring in business, science, and other majors at Virginia Tech. The close-knit community encourages creativity, leadership, responsibility, inclusivity and diversity, building strong relationships, and is committed to a productive environment for student growth, and student inclusiveness, diversity, and retention.
The program director of the Impact LLC may be a Professor of Practice, Collegiate Faculty member, or an Instructor who will have their academic home in the COS with the possibility of academic affiliations in PCOB depending on expertise. The program director is a calendar-year position with a 60% academic program and 40% administrative/student life appointment. This position includes leading the day-to-day administration of the Impact LLC, and overseeing the development, teaching and assessment of its integrated curricular, cocurricular, and research programs.
- Education. Graduate degree at time of appointment.
- Experience. At least 2 years of experience in data analytics or data science or a related field.
- Knowledge and technical sophistication in the practice of data analytics and/or data science in business, government, nonprofit and/or laboratory settings, including the application to open-ended problems.
- Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
- Leadership skills
- Problem-solving skills based on a multidisciplinary approach
- Decision-making skills
- Interpersonal skills and communication skills necessary to work in teams and to serve all stakeholders.
- Master's Degree in related field or comparable experience/training in a discipline that regularly utilizes data-analytic or data science techniques
- University-level teaching experience
- Experience working with residence life programs at a large university
- Training in higher education pedagogy and experience teaching with high impact educational practices
Commensurate with experience
October 18, 2021
Applications must be submitted online and should include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement/portfolio that describes the candidate's past experiences in leading data analytics related activities of undergraduate students, and (4) a description of any previous activities in expanding the diversity of their scientific/professional community (such as mentoring members of under-represented groups) and of the applicant's plan to build a culturally diverse educational environment at Virginia Tech. Applications must also include contact information for three references.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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