Head of Software and Services for Data Science

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education & Experience:

           

  • Bachelor's degree plus four years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience 

 

 

Other Relevant Education & Experience May Include:

 

  • Masters or PhD in a Social Science or Humanities discipline, plus five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience preferred.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Expertise in utilizing technology to enhance teaching and research.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to express course material and pedagogic goals through the imaginative application of technology to existing materials and structures.
  • Ability to plan, design, develop and evaluate engaging multimedia learning/training objects.
  • Experience with delivering applications in a networked environment.
  • Excellent teaching, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community; demonstrated experience working in an environment with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and customs.
  • Demonstrated expertise with instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues and best practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks and use good judgment in providing services based on goal.
  • Expert knowledge of Macintosh and Windows environments, and facility with Unix.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering technical training to a non- technical audience.
  • Expert knowledge of learning management systems and various classroom and online learning technologies.
  • Excellent customer service skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse audience of faculty, staff and students.

 

 

Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Experience May Include:

 

  • Substantial knowledge of and experience in academic or research libraries and the university research environment.
  • Experience in leading a group of library professionals supporting data and computationally intensive research.                                                     
  • Experience building and maintaining communities of practice in a technical or research setting.  
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Python and/or R, Jupyter or other notebook environments.
  • Experience with traditional and emerging social science and digital humanities research methodologies preferred, including quantitative and qualitative methods using software packages such as Stata, SPSS, NVivo, AtlasTi, as well as analysis of unstructured data, machine learning and NLP applications.
  • Experience in providing assistance to students and faculty in the design and execution of research projects preferred. Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.                        
  • Demonstrated practice of effective pedagogy and teaching experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in finding and using a wide variety of resources to include print and digital texts, social media data, numeric data, and/or special collections and archival materials. 
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with library staff as well as with faculty and students is required. Ability to perform effectively in and contribute successfully to a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment.

 

 

Physical Requirements*:

 

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
  • Rarely writing by hand, use a telephone.

 

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 

 

Working Conditions:

 

· Extended hours and weekends.

· Occasional overnight travel.

 

 

Work Standards:

 

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.

 

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

 

Why Stanford is for You:


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  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and course auditing. Join a TedTalk, watch a film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

 

 

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