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Associate Director, K-12 Data Science

Payroll Title:
Academic Coordinator II (AY)

DESCRIPTION:
The K-12 Data Science Education Project is an international project that develops and disseminates K-12 data science curricula; designs, hosts and provides professional development for teachers to implement the curricula; develops and maintains technology tools to assist student learning and data analysis; manages a technology infrastructure to support data science education in over 70 school districts in the United States and abroad; and promotes policy change to improve data and statistical literacy. We seek a candidate to serve as Associate Director for the K-12 Data Science Education Project with a primary focus on data science professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers.

The Associate Director reports to the Director of the K-12 Data Science Education Project and the Chief Administrative Officer of the Department of Statistics. The Associate Director is responsible for all professional development aspects related to the project and leads 2-3 full-time staff plus 10-12 in-service teacher leaders who deliver professional development during different times of the year to achieve the project’s goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Associate Director will perform the oversight of professional development initiatives related to the teaching and research mission of the K-12 Data Science Education Project. The Associate Director will work with faculty and the K-12 Data Science Project Director to create and support an ongoing strategic vision. Primary responsibilities include designing and offering data science professional development for teachers (in-service and pre-service), administrators, and other district stakeholders; management of direct reports and resources; and assisting with program development and management, outreach, and fundraising activities.

Project-specific responsibilities are outlined as follows:

Program Leadership Management
A major component of the project is the Introduction to Data Science (IDS) course, which was the first high school data science curriculum for public schools in the nation. The Associate Director must be able to position the professional development component of IDS as the leading professional learning series for high school data science courses. The professional learning must remain relevant, including updating the project’s professional development model in accordance with the latest research in curriculum and technology so that IDS continues to expand and include more districts.

The Associate Director will perform the oversight of professional development initiatives related to the teaching and research mission of the K-12 Data Science Education Project. The Associate Director will work with faculty and the K-12 Data Science Project Director to create and support an ongoing strategic vision. Primary responsibilities include designing and offering data science professional development for teachers (in-service and pre-service), administrators, and other district stakeholders; management of direct reports and resources; and assisting with program development and management, outreach, and fundraising activities.

Curriculum Writing
The Associate Director assists the K-12 Data Science Director to ensure the curriculum is of the utmost quality and to implement a “co-design” model to manage and recruit writers, classroom testers, and proofreaders as needed to maintain and update the current curriculum, and to write new curricula to reach new markets.

Professional Development
The Associate Director works closely with the K-12 Data Science Project Director to manage, assess, and update the intensive professional development program for first- and second-year IDS teachers and to ensure that the quality of the professional development continues to position the project as one of the leading providers of professional learning in the nation. The Associate Director is also responsible for recruiting and training teacher leaders as needed to facilitate professional learning.

Technology
The IDS project is dependent upon several technologies which are contracted out or developed in-house. The Associate Director advises technology programmers to ensure that the technology functions and runs smoothly in support of the curriculum and professional development.

Dissemination
The Associate Director will attend and present papers and workshops at local, state, regional, and national conventions related to data science education as well as review, evaluate, and disseminate documents related to data science teaching and learning as necessary. Dissemination also includes publicizing professional development opportunities available through the project and expanding on existing marketing plans to recruit district partnerships.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Education or related area (required at the time of application).
Valid Mathematics Teaching Credential

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 5 years teaching high school-level mathematics. At least 3 years in a leadership capacity in public school systems. Knowledge of and experience with statistics and/or data science education. Experience leading and creating professional development for K-12 faculty.
Demonstrated ability to lead a team, problem solve, react nimbly to changing situations.
Demonstrated ability in curriculum writing/development and professional learning design.
Demonstrated leadership in professional development at the state and national level in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and/or data science. Public speaking experience.

SALARY:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Required documents

● Resume or Curriculum Vitae
● Cover letter
● Two letters of recommendation (3rd optional)
● Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). An EDI Statement describes a candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08401

Help contact: Dr. Robert Gould, rgould@stat.ucla.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION:
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Director, K-12 Data Science Education

Payroll Title:
Academic Coordinator III (AY)

DESCRIPTION:
The K-12 Data Science Education Project is an international project that develops and disseminates K-12 data science curricula; designs, hosts and provides professional development for teachers to implement the curricula; develops and maintains technology tools to assist student learning and data analysis; manages a technology infrastructure to support data science education in over 70 school districts in the United States and abroad; and promotes policy change to improve data and statistical literacy. We seek a Director to serve as director for the K-12 Data Science Education Project.

The Director reports to the Faculty Advisor of the K-12 Data Science Education Project and the Chief Administrative Officer of the Department of Statistics. The Director is responsible for leading the current team of 4 full-time staff plus 3-5 contract employees (usually teachers on temporary leave from their districts) to achieve the mission of the project.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director will perform the primary administrative oversight of initiatives related to the teaching and research mission of the K-12 DS Education Project. The Director will work with Faculty and Directors to create and support an ongoing strategic vision. Primary responsibilities include administrative management of staff and resources, assisting with program development and management, outreach, fundraising activities, decision-making, and budgetary oversight.

Project-specific responsibilities are outlined as follows:

Program Leadership & Management
A major component of the project is the Introduction to Data Science (IDS) course, which was the first high school data science curriculum for public schools in the nation. Since its inception, numerous other curricula have appeared. The Director must be able to position IDS so that it continues to expand and include more districts by managing spending and costs, outreach to districts, innovation with technology and curriculum, and providing necessary and cost-effective services to districts and teachers.

Curriculum Writing
The Director is responsible for the quality of the curriculum and will engage in a “co-design” model to manage and recruit temporary writers, classroom testers, and proofreaders as needed to maintain and update the current curriculum, and to write new curricula to reach new markets.

Professional Development
The Director works closely with the DS Professional Development Associate Director to manage and update the intensive professional development program for first year and second-year IDS teachers. The Director is responsible for the quality of the professional development.

Technology
The IDS project is dependent upon several technologies which are contracted out or developed in-house. The Director will recruit and manage technology directors and programmers and engage in negotiations with contractors to ensure that technology functions smoothly and is maintained.

Policy Change
As the public face of the project, the Director will engage with school district administrators, national policy advisors, and data science faculty to promote data and statistical literacy. This includes speaking on panels, presentations at national and international conferences, and participating in national and state-wide organizations.

We seek a driven, self-directed leader who will grow the program by recruiting additional districts each year, who will support current district partnerships, interface with the public, and lead a team of 5-10 full-time staff (both career and contract).

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Education or related area (required at the time of application).
Administrative Services Credential.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 3 years teaching high school-level mathematics.
At least 3 years in administrative capacity in public school systems.
Valid credential/authorization to teach mathematics.
Knowledge of and experience with statistics and data science education.
Experience leading and creating professional development for K-12 faculty.
Demonstrated ability to lead a team, problem solve, react nimbly to changing situations.
Demonstrated ability in curriculum writing/development and professional learning design.
Demonstrated leadership at the state and national level in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and/or data science curriculum development.
Public speaking experience.

SALARY:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Required documents:

● Resume or Curriculum Vitae
● Cover letter
● Two letters of recommendation (3rd and 4th are optional)
● Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). An EDI Statement describes a candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08397

Help contact: Dr. Robert Gould, rgould@stat.ucla.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION:
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

UCLA Statistics & Data Science Fixed-Term Assistant Professor Search

The Department of Statistics & Data Science at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a three-year position as an Assistant Professor. We seek outstanding applicants contributing to cutting edge statistical research.

Applicants are required to have completed their Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field by the time of their appointment on July 1, 2023.

The position’s teaching obligations require that the official payroll title be Assistant Adjunct Professor, although de facto, this is an Assistant Professor position for a fixed-term (non-tenure track), providing an opportunity for post-doctoral scholars to develop both their research and teaching portfolios. The expected teaching load for this position is four one-quarter courses per academic year. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

For fullest consideration, all application materials should be submitted by or before May 31, 2023. Reviews for the position will continue until a successful candidate is identified.

Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF08406

Please refer to job tracking number JPF08406 on all correspondence.

Applicants should submit:

1) CV
2) Cover letter describing how qualifications and interests would fit with the position description
3) Statement of Research
4) Statement of Teaching
5) Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
6) Two Representative Publications (or Preprints)
7) Three Letters of Recommendation

As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in the sciences. The Department of Statistics & Data Science welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

All letters of evaluation are subject to UCLA campus policies on confidentiality. Refer potential reviewers to the UCLA statement of confidentiality at https://apo.ucla.edu/policies-forms/the-call/summary-of-procedures/summary-10-statement-of-confidentiality.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC- recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see:

UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

All inquiries may be sent to Chie Ryu at chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu.

UCLA Statistics – Full-Time Lecturer

The UCLA Department of Statistics seeks a full-time Lecturer with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching statistics for the 2023-2024 academic year. Employment will begin on July 1, 2023.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in Statistics (or a closely related field) by the start of appointment, a demonstrated excellence in teaching, knowledge of and experience with R, experience in applied statistics, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Reviews for the positions will commence on April 24, 2023. Interested applicants should apply by submitting a CV, a cover letter, and a Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08338

See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $89,046 to $94,469.

https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t15.pdf

All inquiries may be sent to:
Chie Ryu
Chief Administrative Officer
UCLA Department of Statistics
chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers:
https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

UCLA CSRC/Statistics Assistant Professor Search

Assistant Professor faculty position (tenure track) in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek outstanding applicants contributing to the cutting-edge development of core areas in Statistics and Data Science including theoretical statistics, general statistical methodology, computational statistics, and associated fields.

UCLA aims to achieve federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. In preparation for this designation, the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have sponsored this search in order to recruit exceptional scholars whose teaching, scholarship and/or mentoring has strong ties to Latinx experiences in the United States. This search is conducted in partnership between the Chicano Studies Research Center and the Department of Statistics. Faculty hired through this search are expected to be active participants in and maintain an active affiliation to the Chicano Studies Research Center and encourage the success of Latinx and first-generation scholars across the UCLA campus.

We welcome applicants whose experience in research, teaching and service have prepared them to contribute to UCLA’s commitment to excellence and diversity. Ph.D. candidates in Statistics (or a closely related field) are encouraged to apply. The degree is required at the time of appointment, and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Reviews for the position will commence on November 21, 2022 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07915

Please refer to job tracking number JPF07915 on all correspondence.

Applicants should submit:

1) CV
2) Cover Letter describing how their qualifications and interests would fit with the position description
3) Statement of Research
4) Statement of Teaching
5) Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
6) Three representative publications (or manuscripts)
7) Three letters of recommendation
8) Reference Check Authorization Release form

The Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e. those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

All inquiries may be sent to Chie Ryu at chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

UCLA Statistics Assistant Professor Search

Assistant Professor faculty position (tenure track) in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek outstanding applicants contributing to the cutting edge development of the core of Statistics and Data Science including theoretical statistics, general statistical methodology, computational statistics, and other areas.

We welcome applicants whose experience in research, teaching and service have prepared them to contribute to UCLA’s commitment to excellence and diversity. Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidates in Statistics (or a closely related field) are welcome to apply. Degree required at the time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Reviews for the position will commence on November 14, 2022 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07885

Please refer to job tracking number JPF07885 on all correspondence. Applicants should submit:

1) CV
2) Cover Letter describing how their qualifications and interests would fit with the position description
3) Statement of Research
4) Statement of Teaching
5) Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
6) Three representative publications (or manuscripts)
7) Three letters of recommendation
8) Reference Check Authorization Release form

The Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion briefly addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e. those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

All inquiries may be sent to Chie Ryu at chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu.