Research Fellow, C-PAN (FY22-130)

Employer
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Location
Center for Predictive Analytics (C-PAN)

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Faculty Position FY22-130
May 4, 2022

Position Title
Research Fellow

Hiring Unit
Center for Predictive Analytics (C-PAN)

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Center for Predictive Analytics (C-PAN) seeks to invest in the development and maintenance of a strong research team dedicated to conducting externally funded and internally sponsored data science projects. Included among these projects are data analyses and reports related to the SIU System Strategic Plan and Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) Scorecard. The Research Fellow will perform the tasks related to the SIU System Strategic Plan and ADEI Scorecard, as well as to support C-PAN's research team. The selected candidate will also oversee other research projects that are undertaken by C-PAN, help write grant proposals and research articles for peer-reviewed publications, pursue contractual work with industry and government entities, and interact with SIUE students as they learn how to apply data science concepts in a real­world setting.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for leading research activities in the following areas:
-Monitor the implementation of the SIU System Strategic Plan.
-Work with key responsible individuals in collecting data related to strategic planning goals, objectives and strategies.
-Responsible for the analyses, reporting, and maintenance of data related to the System Strategic-Plan metrics. The hired individual will be responsible for creating data summaries and reports that aid the SIU System in decision making and implementation of the System Strategic Plan.
-Provide an analysis of strategic planning metrics and makes recommendations to the strategic planning committee and System administration on any changes that need to be made to Strategic Plan strategies and objectives.
-Provide information and recommendations to support the System administration in planning and decision making related to the Strategic Plan.
-Develop and manage the System Strategic Planning website.
-Provide updates and reports to System administrators in facilitating the reporting and dissemination of Strategic Planning progress and results.
-Monitor national and industry trends in academia regarding System Strategic Plan goals, objectives and metrics and participate in proactive decision making related to improvement of System operations.
-Support strong management, planning and decision-making functions based on Strategic Plan metrics.
-Participate on committees and task forces needed for the successful implementation of the System Strategic Plan.
-Monitor and maintain the Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) Scorecard and associated metrics.
-Support the research activities and analyses undertaken by the Center for Predictive Analytics (C-PAN). Provides analytical expertise and conducts analyses. Creates summaries and reports for clients and stakeholders.

In a typical week, the individual hired for this position will spend 75% of their time working on SIU System activities and 25% of their time working on other C-PAN research and contractual activities. The hired individual will be leading these activities. Additionally, the Research Fellow will oversee and train graduate and undergraduate students that are working on projects for which they are responsible. Projects will be assigned based on on-going conversations with C-PAN's Director.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field AND 15+ years' relevant experience. OR
Master's of Science in Business, Marketing, Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field AND 5+ years' relevant experience. OR
MBA AND 5+ years' relevant experience
2. Demonstrable skills in business intelligence/analytics or data science.
3. Prior experience working with clients and/or stakeholders to market products and create reports. Excellent oral and written presentation skills.
4. Data management experience. Ability to extract, integrate or aggregate, and analyze large amounts of data using computational tools.
5. Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and perform tasks with minimal oversight.

Desired Skills:
- 2+ years working in Tableau, Power BI, R, SAS, Python, SQL, or another analytical platform
- Experience working in both data science/computer science and marketing/sales.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply. For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, term appointment beginning in July 2022 through June 2027. Possibility of renewal based on funding.

Source of Funds
State

Salary
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information about employment benefits and policies, visit: Faculty Employment Benefits

Application Process
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, academic transcripts, and references to:

Dr. Carrie Butts-Wilmsmeyer at [email protected]

Application Deadline

All application materials will be reviewed upon receipt. The position will remain posted until filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status.

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.siue.edu/police/cleary-act-forms/ . The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

Dual Career Support for New Faculty
The Career Development Center has partnered with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Support for this initiative was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Award 1936141. Outlined below is a specific list of career services and resources available to help you on your career journey. Individuals are eligible to receive a maximum of three, one-hour appointments. Visit them online at: https://www.siue.edu/career-development-center/faculty/NSF-Advance-GrantLanding.shtml

Organization

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals and 2,300 faculty and staff. The city of Edwardsville is consistently cited as one of the top cities in Illinois for families, based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, we will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans 

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

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