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

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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.

Require:  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.

Submit a cover letter and resume and list of three references to  Direct inquiries to Associate Provost Jeff Wanko at [email protected]  Screening of applicants will begin January 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is firmly committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University does not permit and takes action to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of  sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. Miami University immediately investigates and takes disciplinary and/or remedial action when appropriate. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to [email protected] or by phone at (513) 529-3560. Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.




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Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 2/18/2019
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