Florida Atlantic University

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Position Summary:
The Florida Atlantic University Center for Online and Continuing Education is seeking a Junior Data Scientist (JDS).
The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for leveraging technology to enhance student-learning environments and improve student-learning outcomes. Experienced in transformative Artificial Intelligence innovations, the JDS will work with a team of researchers focused on supporting effective student-learning. The JDS will work on projects geared toward successful student preparedness for the digitally connected and competitive workforce. Those encouraged to apply must have a desire to propel a career in research and data analytics related to digital learning with the tools, skills, and experience gained from being a team member in the FAU Center for Online and Continuing Education.
Summary of Responsibilities Include:
  • Assist with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods educational research.
  • Assist with educational research and development.
  • Assist in organizing data for compatibility with analytical tools.
  • Collaborate on research dissemination for, but not limited to, scholarly academic writing, journal submissions, and professional conference presentations, as needed.
  • Assist with grant and award writing.
  • Collaborate on data collection instrument development.
  • Assist with other initiatives for the Center for Online and Continuing Education, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s of Science degree from an accredited institution in Information Technology and Management, Computer Science and Data Analytics; or in an appropriate area of specialization required.

Preferred Skills:

Experience with statistical software, such as SPSS or similar.

Experience collaborating on academic teams with individuals from varying professional backgrounds.

Functional knowledge of varying coding languages.

Outstanding organizational abilities and attentiveness to detail.

Experience working in the Canvas Learning Management System.

Willingness to learn software programs and coding languages, as needed.

Excellent communication skills.

Willingness to flex and adapt.

Willingness to serve as a team player.

Problem-solving skills.


$25.00 per hour.

College or Department:

eLearning Staff

Work Days and Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Temporary positions are not established positions and are paid from OPS funds. Temporary positions are usually not eligible for benefits and retirement; however, they may be eligible for health insurance coverage depending on the average hours worked per week. They provide full-time or part-time employment in an exempt or non-exempt employment situation based on job duties and salary in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Temporary positions do not have layoff rights and may be terminated without prior notice. Applicants hired into Temporary positions may apply for a regular appointment should a vacancy become available.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents will result in disqualification.

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