San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on September 26, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by September 25, 2019. (The position will remain open until filled). The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 10/20/2020, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The ASIR Data Scientist will develop and maintain a learning/data analytics infrastructure for the campus, including novel machine learning innovations for the underlying data mining engine. The position will conduct research which is application driven around high priority initiatives identified by campus strategic leaders. The Data Scientist will apply expertise in statistical learning, predictive modeling and computational prowess to develop and automate a learning analytics framework for ASIR predictive modeling tasks and applications.
This position is also responsible for the dissemination of findings, including presenting results to the campus at applicable venues including Academic Deans Council, Admissions Advisory Group, SDSU Center for Teaching and Learning, and to analytics partners at the CSU Chancellor’s Office. It also includes building front-end visualizations and data tools for the wider campus audience. The ability to translate data into actionable information is essential. This position requires strong attention to detail, deep understanding of institutional data and processes, ability to work independently, awareness and application of higher education issues and SDSU academic policies specifically.
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Vice President of Analytic Studies and Institutional Research, this position requires the ability to utilize statistical expertise to formulate research projects, work independently and as part of a team to translate and analyze complex institutional data into usable information for university decision-makers and to present findings as a technical and statistical expert. Other related duties as assigned. Very strong analytical, statistical, communication and technical skills are essential.
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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $6,250 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,476 - $8,097 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
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Three years of progressively responsible technical research or statistical experience including or supplemented by one year in the interpretation and graphical presentation of data. Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. (Additional qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Master’s in Statistics or related field
Data mining, predictive modeling and analytics expertise
Knowledge of Tableau visualization software and/or reporting-dashboard technology
Experience with educational data, student information data specifically
Experience in institutional research
Advanced proficiency with statistical software such as R and SPSS.
Experience with Excel, database tools such as SQL or Access and reporting/visualization software such as Tableau.
Strong analytical and presentation skills.
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The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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