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Fellow, Center for Analytics Impact, School of Business

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Wake Forest University
Location
Winston Salem, NC

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Job Description Summary

Summary:
The Wake Forest University School of Business is seeking qualified postgraduate candidates for a one academic year (July-June) Fellow position. The role will work alongside experienced Analytics professors helping to deliver courses to students in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program. The ideal candidate will look for opportunities to add value to the MSBA program by pursuing projects that align with their academic interests and the goals of the program.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Providing timely grading and student feedback to the Professor of record for multiple classes

  • Managing inquiries and correspondence with students in relation to course content

  • Holding office hours to support students on a variety of relevant class topics

  • Delivering help sessions and tutoring support to students as needed (1-on-1 and group settings)

  • Providing classroom management support as needed

  • Other duties as assigned in support of the MSBA Program and the Center for Analytics Impact

In addition to completing the primary job functions, successful candidates will proactively look for opportunities to improve the program and overall student experience by working with faculty. Examples may include developing new interactive assignments or case studies, curating new data sets for teaching, or developing extracurricular instructional content for students.

This position offers a flexible work environment. However, there is an expectation that Fellow will be available to attend classes and meet with students on campus as dictated by their course assignments. Shared office space will be provided on campus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a STEM related field such as business analytics, statistics, mathematics, computer science or engineering

  • Experience providing direct instructional support within a university environment is strongly preferred

  • Experience applying analytical methods in business settings

  • Proficient with computer software such as Excel (advanced), R, Python, SQL, Canvas, and Tableau

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision on a variety of complex, concurrent tasks while ensuring that deadlines are met

  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse stakeholders (students, faculty, and staff)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated interest in and willingness to learn the art of instruction

Role Qualifications

Wake Forest University has a long tradition of excellence in market-relevant teaching and research. The School of Business focuses on educating the whole person, with our instructors facilitating student acquisition of deep conceptual knowledge, their attainment of a broad set of professional competencies, and their development of a clear sense of professional identity and character.

We seek colleagues who are dedicated to four central foci in the School of Business’ educational mission – that is, who have a track record of developing the following strengths in others:

o Impactful – Our graduates are able to make immediate, meaningful contributions to their organizations through their ability to think strategically, act practically, and communicate effectively.

o Professional – Our graduates create value for others; embrace a professional identity and understand and commit to stewardship of the honor, traditions, and productive and innovative culture of their professions; and work to strengthen their community using the skill and expertise of their professional training.

o Honorable – To achieve high levels of performance while maintaining the highest standards of individual character, our graduates lead ethically and exhibit personal strengths that enable success with integrity.

o Global – To effectively lead across cultural and geographical boundaries, our graduates leverage diversity and demonstrate a global mindset.

The position offers a highly competitive package of compensation and benefits and is renewable based on performance and funding availability.

Additional Job Description

In furtherance of the University’s commitment to resuming operations in a manner consistent with or similar to how those operations were conducted prior to the pandemic, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of the campus community, all faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine and an influenza vaccine. Faculty and staff with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that preclude vaccination should contact Human Resources to request a reasonable accommodation.

Time Type Requirement

Full timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Organization

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (www.visitwinstonsalem.com).

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