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Assistant Clinic Director, Data Science

The University Of Chicago

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted June 11, 2021.

PSD Data Science

About the Department
The Data Science Institute at the University of Chicago was established to support the development of emerging efforts in data science across the University.

The staff in the Data Science Institute support the University’s community of scholars, their shared ideals, and the core values that make the University a singular intellectual destination.

Together with the University’s deans and department chairs, the Data Science Institute provides the opportunities, infrastructure, and resources that encourage our faculty and other scholars to pursue their finest work.

Job Summary
The University of Chicago Data Science Initiative is looking for an outstanding candidate to contribute to the success of the Data & Technology Clinic program.

The Clinic is an experiential learning setting for data science students to engage real-world data science problems.

Aimed at candidates whose passion lies in developing innovative solutions to real-world data science problems, this position offers the opportunity to develop projects in partnership with social impact organizations, government, industry and research groups.

This position is centered at the Data Science Initiative and will work in collaboration with partnering divisions and programs at UChicago.

The Assistant Clinic Director has both internally
– and externally-facing responsibilities in managing the Data & Technology Clinic program.
Manages the day-to-day execution of the Clinic program.

Recruits and retains data science partner organizations for projects to meet demands based on data science student enrollments, in collaboration with the Data Science Initiative leadership.  Develops deep knowledge of the local data science community.

Communicates and builds professional relationships with corporate, nonprofit, and community partners.

Gains command and familiarity with data science faculty expertise, as well as industry subject experts affiliated with the Clinic Discusses clinic options with students, provides counsel and/or mediates to resolve difficulties or disputes when necessary, and promotes student learning and encourages their professional development.

Provides information to organizations participating in the clinic and works with them to scope viable project proposals as well as facilitates student learning and evaluation.

Conducts site visits, as well as telephone/video-based conference calls, with project organization representatives.

Collaborates closely with the Data Science Initiative staff on clinic-related processes, including project agreements.

Has a deep understanding when interacting with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information.

Develops and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria.

Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.

Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree Graduate degree in math, statistics, computer science, data science, or related field.

Strong foundation in the area of data science.

Project management experience with AGILE and Scrum.

Experience with research universities or research environments; experience working with faculty, students and researchers.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Student mentoring experience.

Strong communication skills and the ability to break down complex technical problems.

Preferred Competencies
Work in a collaborative team environment.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.

Application Documents
Cover letter (required) Resume/CV (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

Job Family
Administration & Management

Role Impact
Individual Contributor

FLSA Status

Pay Frequency

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Benefits Eligible

Drug Test Required

Health Screen Required

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

Posting Statement

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For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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About Us

The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890.

Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas.

Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum.

Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.