The Library and Information Services (LITS) department and the Data Science program of Bryn Mawr College seek a creative, analytical individual who is passionate about democratizing data science and data literacy for a new Data Science Instructional Support Coordinator position that reports to the Director of Educational and Scholarly Technology within LITS. This is a staff position that includes teaching one academic course (or equivalent) per year in the Data Science program. The primary responsibility will be working with LITS colleagues and the director of Data Science to develop the instructional support services needed to sustain and grow the College’s interdisciplinary Data Science Program. These services include helping faculty across disciplines develop and teach courses for the Data Science minor; developing and managing sustainable support services for faculty and students, including consultation and troubleshooting support for relevant software (e.g., Excel, SPSS, STATA, RStudio/Posit Cloud, GitHub); and helping faculty, students and staff build statistical and data-science competencies by teaching workshops, hosting communities of practice, and developing learning resources.
Requirements include a PhD in a discipline requiring data science, quantitative analysis, computer science and/or computational methodologies; excellent quantitative skills, including intermediate- or higher-level statistical proficiency; advanced data skills and proficiency with R and commonly used statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, Stata); and experience teaching data science skills and/or providing data-related consultation services in a library or research setting. Successful candidates must be able to collaborate effectively with faculty, students, and staff of diverse backgrounds and technical abilities; have strong writing, problem-solving, and presentation skills; and be able to quickly learn new tools and technologies.
Highly desirable, but not required: proficiency in other programming languages such as Python or Java; GIS skills and experience; and familiarity with effective college-level pedagogies and universal design for learning or accessibility considerations with respect to data science; and an ability to engage students and faculty outside of quantitative fields in data analysis and visualization.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
Bryn Mawr College is a private liberal arts institution located approximately 11 miles west of Philadelphia, PA, and serves a population of 1,700 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College has a long tradition of educational excellence and offers a dynamic and challenging work environment. We are easily reached by public transportation as well as most major highways. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Bryn Mawr College is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references through Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/138232
Review of applications will begin on February 15 and continue until the position is filled.
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Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 20:51 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 20:51 UTC