Learning Platforms Systems & Learning Analytics Developer
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Learning Platforms Systems & Learning Analytics Developer.
Applications will be accepted until 6/15/2020.
The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) is seeking an individual who wants to significantly impact the teaching and learning mission of the University of Notre Dame. This involves working directly with faculty and academic departments in seeking to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning through the use of the latest available technologies and global standards of learning analytics, including tools such as machine learning, AI, and state of the art visualization tools and techniques. The ideal candidate will collaborate with colleagues in the OIT Teaching and Learning Technologies department, other colleagues in the OIT, as well as the Notre Dame Learning group, particularly faculty in the Research and Assessment for Learning Lab, and teaching faculty who want to utilize learning analytics to impact student outcomes.
We seek a candidate proficient in software development and systems engineering to support our current infrastructure for data gathering, data analysis and data science. An interest in participating in a team conducting research that can be published in leading learning analytics journals and in co-authoring external grant proposals is desired for this position. This position also provides the opportunity to participate with colleagues in international standards bodies such as IMS Global's LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) standards committee and the Caliper Analytics group. Notre Dame is a contributing member to the IMS Global Learning Consortium.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications -Experience designing, deploying, automating, or managing cloud based platforms -Software development experience -Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining data warehouses -Experience with relational and non-relational databases -Experience with extracting structured and unstructured data using APIs -Experience with information visualization tools
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications -Experience anticipating and satisfying information needs via engaging and story-telling data visualizations -Experience with data mining tools and frameworks -Experience developing online courses or supporting Learning Management Systems (LMS) -Experience integrating third party software tools -Working knowledge of machine learning algorithms -An advanced degree in computer science, data science, learning science or equivalent experience -Teaching or research experience in higher education is a plus for this position
In addition to the technical qualifications above candidates should also be able to: -Communicate effectively and collaborate well with other IT and academic professionals -Manage IT projects with multiple stakeholders -Solicit faculty feedback on learning analytics dashboards and reports -Work effectively with individuals from various backgrounds and cultures
The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity (http://diversity.nd.edu/) in its staff, faculty and student body. We strive for an inclusive environment that values and embraces differences in backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. We welcome and value people of all faiths and viewpoints.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S20197. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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