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Data Analytics Lab Director

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Data Analytics Lab Director

School of Arts & Sciences


University of Charleston

The University of Charleston invites applications from data science professionals with the vision and entrepreneurial spirit to serve as the Founding Director of a strategic initiative to establish data analytics as a cornerstone of the institution’s national reputation for innovation in higher education.

The Data Analytics Lab Director position is funded by a five-year grant to build a Data Analytics Lab to support the development of innovative technology-based programs and community outreach efforts. The position will hold a faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience.

Primary Duties:

  • Serve as the chief strategist for promoting the integration of data analytics into new and existing academic programs in business, the health sciences, pharmacy, the natural sciences and other disciplines
  • Collaborate with the University’s new President, faculty and staff to identify opportunities to utilize data analytics as a tool for promoting community partnerships in the Charleston area and throughout the region
  • Supervise the recruitment of additional faculty to support the newly formed Department of Data Analytics and Technology and future technology-based initiatives
  • Other duties assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • Dynamic leader with excellent communication skills
  • Minimum of a master’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as computer science, statistics or mathematics
  • Minimum of five years faculty/administrative experience in the field of data analytics or cognate discipline
  • Documented record of leading interdisciplinary teams to serve the needs of internal and external stakeholders
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in successful project management
  • Familiarity with Watson Analytics is a plus

Interested applicants send cover letter and resume to:

University of Charleston


Dr. Barbara Wright, Dean


2300 MacCorkle Ave. S.E.


Charleston, WV 25304


[email protected]






The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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