502374 - The University of Richmond is establishing a comprehensive Quantitative Resource Center to support the quantitative and computational learning and research of students and faculty. The Founding Director of the Quantitative Resource Center will work with faculty and administrators to develop a highly effective support structure and related programming to meet growing curricular and co-curricular demands in quantitative areas, including a new general education requirement in Quantitative Data Literacy. The Center will offer tutoring, consultation, training, recitation sessions and other student and faculty support services in computational, quantitative and data-related areas such as but not limited to statistics, pre-calculus, experimental design and programming (R, Python, etc.). In addition, the Director will be responsible for offering individualized assistance with quantitative concepts in teaching and research; supporting the work and professional development of peer-tutors and study group facilitators; and leading quantitatively oriented training and workshops. We seek a goal-oriented, collaborative, well-organized, independent, quantitative problem solver who can help develop and support robust and distinctive quantitative learning across the university.
Creativity and Development
- Develop, implement and assess distinctive, foundational and transformational quantitative programs and initiatives.
- Develop, evaluate and share innovative ideas and insights related to effective training materials.
Support and Leadership
- Support and cultivate a culture of numeracy on campus, especially with respect to supporting students and faculty in their pursuit of discipline-specific digital and quantitative methods.
- Support student and faculty quantitative curricular and co-curricular learning.
- Help students and faculty understand quantitative processes, develop their ability to numerate and innovate, and provide 1:1 training in quantitative and computational thinking.
- Act as a resource for students and faculty seeking advice, information, assistance or mentorship related to quantitative or computational work.
- Foster faculty involvement in student quantitative skills development in their courses and research.
- Primarily a student-support facing role, but with some time (~30%) devoted to supporting the quantitative work of our faculty.
- Recruit, train and mentor student peer-tutors.
- Oversee peer-tutor scheduling.
- Act as a catalyst and champion to build a quantitative campus ecosystem by identifying and promoting quantitative work already underway and encouraging further adoption of such skills.
- Engage and partner with faculty and staff from various disciplines to discuss quantitative support strategies and how they can engage these concepts for the benefit of UR students and faculty.
- Connect and dialogue with peers in the quantitative learning field, keeping up to speed with best practices.
- Collaborate with other leaders of on-campus student learning support centers (Academic Skills, Writing, Speech) on best practices for instruction, consultation, peer-tutor training, scheduling and student-client engagement.
- Balance resources with opportunities; manage operations related to the Center including budget development and administration.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Interest in connecting people, ideas, and concepts.
- A deep commitment to the well-being of University of Richmond students and the advancement of the university mission.
- A keen sense of responsibility and passion for mentoring students and peer-tutors.
- Ability to communicate abstract and/or technical concepts clearly.
- Ability to provide effective guidance and mentoring to students and faculty.
- Ability to present materials patiently and in multiple ways to connect with different types of learners.
- Knowledge and experience in the quantitative and computational fields, broadly defined.
- Interest in collaborating with faculty in quantitative development efforts.
- Knowledge of trends in quantitative fields, and in undergraduate education.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal communication skills; data analysis skills; presentation skills; organizational skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects.
- Candidates should be creative, innovative problem solvers.
- Ability to perform under minimal supervision. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected; independent problem-solving ability is critical.
- Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, and gain the confidence of faculty and students.
- Strong interest in helping to create thriving and inclusive communities.
- Passion for working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences.
- Interest in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) issues, including support for all gender identities, historically underrepresented students, and LGBTQIA+ individuals
- A terminal degree in a quantitative field, broadly defined, is preferred; an equivalent combination of academic or teaching experience and education (graduate degree) will be considered.
- Track record of success in quantitative teaching and/or research.
- Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in roles requiring quantitative skills.
- Full-time, exempt position
- Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
Pay Grade 9 (commensurate with experience) COVID-19:
The University of Richmond requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff. The University allows exemptions to this requirement for religious, medical and strong personal conviction reasons. All newly hired employees must report their status within the first two weeks of employment. ABOUT UR
At the University of Richmond, we're creative, inclusive, and determined. We're Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There's only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE
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