Data Science Instructor & Course Developer

Executive Assistant


Data Science Instructor & Course Developer

Description

The University of Colorado Earth Lab and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES) are accepting applications for a data science instructor and course developer with experience with scientific programming in Python (required) and R (preferred). This is a full-time position with full benefits and a competitive market-based salary.

The successful candidate will develop undergraduate and graduate level courses that teach scientific programming, computing workflows (version control, cloud computing, etc.), science, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Specifically, the successful candidate will be tasked with developing and teaching Data Science Bootcamp (Geog 4463/5463) and Earth Analytics Applications (Geog 5663) courses. He or she might also assist in development of a Python equivalent of an existing Earth Analytics course (Geog 5563). Read more about these courses here.

Courses created will be included in a professional graduate certificate in Earth Data Analytics - Foundations and forthcoming professional master’s program in Earth Data Analytics. The successful applicant will also assist with evaluation activities including supporting development and implementation of evaluation protocols (surveys, rubrics, etc.) as well as research and publication in the area of data-intensive instruction.

This position will report to the Director of the Earth Analytics Education Initiative. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2017, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This will be a two-year appointment, with a strong likelihood of renewal.

Duties

  • Create data science content for Earth Analytics courses that will be posted online (see earthdatascience.org for example course content)
  • Serve as primary instructor for at least one Earth Analytics course per semester
  • Assist in pedagogical research and evaluation through administering course surveys, analyzing data, and publishing on findings
  • Initiate and foster relationships with industry partners to devise hands-on course projects based on real private sector needs, in order to better prepare students for careers in Earth Analytics

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in science with strong data-intensive component from an accredited university
  • Demonstrated teaching experience
  • At least 2 years of experience working with large, heterogeneous, spatio-temporal scientific and other related datasets using GUI and non-GUI based tools
  • Demonstrated proficiency in scientific programming, specifically Python
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Git and Github

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of professional experience in the field of technology or science
  • 2-5 years of experience teaching and/or developing courses or workshops at the university level (could include experience gained during graduate studies)
  • Demonstrated experience working with spatial and remote sensing data
  • Demonstrated experience working with data in R
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of containerized workflows (e.g. Docker)
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cloud computing (e.g. Amazon Web Services)
  • Demonstrated experience creating and teaching online courses
  • Interest in pursuing research in the realm of data-intensive teaching approaches (pedagogy)
  • Experience with collaborative workflows and tools (e.g. Google suite, Slack, etc.)

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

What we can offer

Salary for this position is competitive and market-based and will be commensurate with education, relevant background and experience. In addition the University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement (with a 2-for-1 employer match), generous paid time off, tuition benefit and RTD ECO Bus Pass.  The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Application Materials Required

Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s) 

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Executive Assistant

Description

The Earth Lab Executive Assistant will work closely with the Earth Lab Director to help manage the Earth Lab team and make the director’s leadership efforts more efficient and effective. Responsibilities will include: supporting communication and grant proposal efforts, helping with strategic projects, maintaining web content, and interfacing with CIRES professional staff to manage human resources and conduct financial reporting. Note that a key role of this position is to serve as a liaison to CIRES professional staff, who handle the overall financial and human services needs of Earth Lab. Strategic projects will relate to helping the Director advance Earth Lab’s goals of conducting open, reproducible science and strategically positioning Earth Lab as a nationally-recognized synthesis center. Other efforts will include assisting the Director on duties as needed in order to help this new, dynamic organization thrive.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least one year's experience administering research projects in a university or similar setting
  • At least one year's experience in financial record-keeping and reporting, including some experience with grants and contracts
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel; Outlook calendar software; and collaborative software such as Google Docs and Sheets

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience creating outreach events and increasing an organization’s visibility.
  • Some level of education or experience in an environmental field
  • Data analysis experience using open source software (e.g., R or Python).
  • Experience with open source web software programs (e.g. Drupal, Wordpress).

What you'll need

  • Creativity and flexibility.
  • Attention to detail combined with excellent organization skills.
  • Finely-honed oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task without missing deadlines.

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