Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Research Analyst

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 7, 2019

Job Description

Under general supervision of the Director of Assessment and Evaluation, the Research Analyst will identify and develop analytical studies and visualizations related to survey research and other institutional effectiveness data associated with faculty activities, learning outcomes, teaching evaluations, and program reviews. Work with faculty and Academic Decision Support staff to develop and maintain institutional effectiveness databases and reporting systems.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree with relevant experience in a field related to institutional research, assessment, or program evaluation or Doctoral degree in quantitative discipline such as Educational Research, Measurement or Administration, Public Policy or a related discipline.
• Working knowledge of SAS, SPSS, R or comparable statistical analysis program.
• Knowledge of measurement, data analysis, research design, and survey methodologies.
• Evidence of independent and creative thinking and writing on research and statistical problems.
• Ability to work with data from multiple sources.
• Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
• Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of programming in SQL, SAS or SPSS.
• General knowledge of cloud-based analytics platforms.
• Knowledge of business intelligence and reporting tools such as SAS VA/VS, Tableau, Cognos or OBIEE.

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

September 16, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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