Job ID: 2022-9435 Type: School of Professional Studies (CP1108) # of Openings: 1 Category: Technology New York University
The Center for Academic Excellence and Support in the School of Professional Studies seeks an individual to serve as the Director of Research and Development (DRD). This role has primary ownership of the Nexus project portfolio and the day-to-day planning and implementation of new resources, tools, and systems to advance the NYU Learning Ecosystem. The DRD engages in work to enhance the NYU SPS Learning Ecosystem across the following areas: Learner-Centric Course Architecture; Goal-Driven Technology Adoption; Incubation of Faculty Labs and Initiatives; Learning Data and Research; and Design Sessions and Solutions Events for Internal and External Clients. The DRD works with the Executive Director and the Director of Operations and Learning to evaluate the Nexus service model and drive continuous improvement using technology and research on learning and teaching. The DRD supervises and works with the Technology Lead and the Creative Production Lead to ensure the Nexus resource ecosystem is meeting current and emerging needs of the SPS community. The DRD plays a lead role in using data and interdisciplinary research methods to plan, deliver, and enhance Nexus resources, tools, and experiences to facilitate community learning. The DRD is also responsible for actively contributing to a high performance team-focused culture through modeling and mentorship. Additionally, the DRD is focused on creating, implementing, and revising organizational practices, systems, policies to maximize agility, effectiveness, efficiency, experimentation, innovation, and staff growth.
Required Education: Master's Degree in education, computer science, information technology, or related field.
Preferred Education: Doctoral Degree in education, computer science, information technology, or related field.
Required Experience: 7+ years Experience leading a high-performance agile learning organization (e.g., accelerator/incubator), an education start-up, or a software development unit. Experience supervising teams focused on product development, learning analytics, and technology-enhanced education. Experience managing research and development functions (e.g., strategic planning, agile product management, software development, user experience research)
Preferred Experience: Technology/engineering/development leadership. Implementation of cloud infrastructure, application programming, and web and software applications. Vendor management
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Designing and building systems for collecting, storing, and analyzing data at scale. Advanced data analysis skills. Software architecture and development. Software development life cycle (i.e., architecture, development, implementation, maintenance)
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. DataOps/DevOps. Continuous integration/continuous development. Teaching in higher education.
In compliance with NYCâ™s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $125,000 - $175,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidateâ™s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
Since 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nationâ™s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelorâ™s degrees for undergraduate students, four associateâ™s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.
NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing. We prepare students for in-demand jobs in fields including real estate, hospitality and tourism; global affairs; global sports management; publishing; marketing and public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human capital management; information technology, management and systems; translation; publishing and professional writing. NYU SPS is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.
NYU SPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School.
NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/nyugreen.
New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering traces its roots back to 1854, building on an illustrious past as Brooklyn Poly and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Our mission is to excel in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship and inspire and educate engineers for the 21st century — backed by an historic commitment of $1 billion to recruit new faculty, fuel groundbreaking basic and applied research in key areas, and expand the Downtown Brooklyn campus. NYU Tandon faculty are world renowned leaders in science and technology, with a strong commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship that make a difference in the world. We lead and have ties to multidisciplinary centers in wireless technology, cybersecurity, urban informatics, data sciences, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and health, among others. Our faculty and students are part of the high-tech start-up culture in New York City and in downtown Brooklyn, and we support three “future lab” business incubators that connect our students and faculty to today’s innovation economy. We are deeply committed to teaching and le...arning, and with NYU's unrivaled global network of campuses, we promote a truly global engineering education.
NYU Tandon is committed to substantially increase the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups in STEM and we encourage candidates from such groups to apply. We aspire to create a climate where diversity and inclusion are not only appreciated but considered an asset for creativity and innovation, and we seek faculty who have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment. We take pride in our high numbers of female students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. NYU belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches, and our faculty are supported by a range of work-life balance programs provided by the NYU Office of Work Life