Director of the Center for Analytics & Data Science (CADS) at Miami University

Director of the Center for Analytics & Data Science (CADS) at Miami University

Job Type
Posting Date
December 19, 2018
Location of Position

Oxford, OH

Company Summary

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Imagine the possibilities with a career at Miami…

Miami University is a major public university with a small college feel.  Creating environments for learning excellence and providing career opportunities in Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, West Chester and Luxembourg, our faculty and staff are the fuel that drives Miami!

We rank first nationally among public universities for best teaching by U.S. News & World Report.  Our opportunities for growth and advancement aren't limited to students in the classroom.  Our faculty, staff and student employees are highly valued for their contribution toward the Miami experience.

Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati.  A true college town, Oxford features a wide variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the main campus.  Our regional campuses are located in Hamilton, Middletown and the Voice of America  Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.

Miami offers a great work environment and competitive benefits. We invite you to experience Miami and see how you can support the University’s academic mission.

Thank you for your interest in the career opportunities at Miami.

Duties and Responsibilities

Office of the Provost: 

The Director of the Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) serves the mission of CADS by designing, implementing, and collaborating on programs that establish and promote positive, productive relationships between a wide range of individuals and organizations with an interest in furthering the application and research of analytics and data science.  The Director assures that these mission-critical relationships for CADS are designed strategically, developed, nurtured, and maintained while focusing programs on the alignment of current and future academic goals of the University.  The Director is responsible for devising strategies and messages that advance CADS goals to internal and external audiences. Duties include developing the strategic plan, implementing fundraising and business development support in the region, and providing program and team leadership.

The Director makes independent judgments and participates in collaborative decision-making regarding goals, as well as executing and evaluating key programs to meet these goals. In collaboration with the Deans of the Farmer School of Business; College of Arts and Science; College of Engineering and Computing; Education, Health and Society; and other stakeholders, the Director guides the strategic design of analytics and data science activities. These judgments are informed by academic experience and knowledge of past practices, senior leadership, and working closely with academic departments.  It is expected that the Director will articulate programs that advance the CADS strategic plan, gain approval in principle, and then execute the necessary programming.  The Director will report to the Office of the Provost.

Provide leadership and collaborating with deans and department chairs on the continual development and improvement of programs and curriculum in analytics and data science; partner with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to expand the reach of CADS and support development efforts in the area of analytics; provide strategic planning and program development, including programming for Miami University students outside of traditional for-credit programs; communicate CADS initiatives to both internal and external audiences; oversee and administer budget administration; supervise and develop staff; may be called upon to teach up to one course per semester.

Position Requirements

Master’s degree in statistics, information systems, data science or related discipline; a minimum of five years of data analytics experience with increasing responsibility; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents; understanding of university organization and administration, including development and fundraising, and curriculum and co-curriculum; experience in building industry/university partnerships in the area of analytics; experience developing and implementing academic programming initiatives.  Desire: PhD degree in statistics, information systems, data science or related discipline; teaching experience.

Required Experience

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Direct inquiries to Associate Provost Jeff Wanko at  Screening of applicants will begin January 7, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

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