TDAI is seeking a Program Director to support its recently launched master’s degree program in Translational Data Analytics (MTDA). This innovative, cohort-based master’s program is focused on upskilling and reskilling working professionals who may not have extensive previous data science and analytics experience.
The program targets students in the incumbent and transitioning workforces. The program aims to provide students with practical, workforce focused education in the foundations of data analysis, computing, machine learning, data visualization and information design. Major goals of the program include diversifying the data science and analytics workforce and meeting the workforce skills needs of central Ohio and the broader state of Ohio. The program aims to develop skilled data scientists/analysts who are also exceptional data storytellers.
Key Responsibilities: The Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the program’s academic content and assessment and providing key leadership over all aspects of the MTDA’s experiential learning curriculum. In addition, the Program Director will develop and teach a two-semester interdisciplinary culminating capstone series for second-year students. The Program Director will advise and mentor students enrolled in the MTDA program, assist in supporting students’ academic success, oversee the formation of experiential project teams, and be involved in on-going programmatic assessment.
In partnership with TDAI’s Faculty Director, Managing Director and Academic Program Coordinator, the MTDA Program Director will engage in the recruitment of industry and community partners to enhance the educational experience of students enrolled in the program. The major focus is to engage industry and community partners to provide cross-domain, real-world challenge problems and data sets. The Program Director will work closely with an Academic Program Coordinator (0.5 FTE employed by TDAI) in administering the MTDA Program.
The Program Director will be a key member of the MTDA Advisory Committee, which is responsible for: devising guidelines for the MTDA; establishing admission requirements and selecting candidates; recruiting M/P status faculty (including instructors) to serve as advisors for MTDA students; establishing/reviewing curriculum requirements, course offerings and associated modifications; and addressing student petitions and other issues. The Program Director will also lead the development and implementation of a holistic candidate selection process and strategic candidate diversity and inclusive culture plan.