Associate Director - Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC)
Barnard College is seeking a full-time associate director for the Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC). Barnard is a premier liberal arts undergraduate college for women in New York City affiliated with Columbia University. As part of the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, the CSC facilitates the understanding, exploration, and use of computational science and technology. Taking an intentionally broad approach to computing and its use, the CSC runs workshops for students, staff, and faculty to learn the power of, and develop practical skills in, computational and data science; supports courses and develops student leadership through an undergraduate Computing Fellows program; and develops community to engage students and enhance diversity in computation and the sciences.
Reporting to the Faculty Director of the CSC and working closely with faculty, staff, and students across the College, the Associate Director plays a key role in promoting computational science at Barnard and supporting faculty, staff, and students to engage with computing in meaningful ways across all disciplines. A particular focus is helping undergraduate students become confident and proficient with the use of computation to help them address scientific questions, analyze data to inform their work, and engage in critical inquiry in the context of a liberal arts education. Working with the faculty director, the Associate Director sets direction for current and future programs offered by the CSC, including a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Associate Director collaborates with other CSC staff and with faculty throughout the College to plan and implement the integration of computational projects into existing and planned new courses. In addition, the Associate Director supports faculty and student research, providing advice and information about potential resources. The Associate Director is responsible for oversight of the Center’s day-to-day operations, including the hiring, training, and supervision of undergraduate Computing Fellows who work in the Center and support specific classes, as well as communications, reporting, and budgeting.
Candidates should have a graduate degree in computer science or a related field, or in education, and experience with coding and computing applications. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the concepts, pedagogy, research, and scholarly trends in computational science and data science; the ability to speak effectively with faculty and students about coding, data science, and computational science; an aptitude for teaching or training and developing instructional content and documentation; experience managing complex projects; the ability to create and maintain a welcoming and collaborative work environment; excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form; intellectually curiosity, drive, and strong critical thinking skills; and ability to provide clear direction, set priorities, and effectively plan.
Applications should be submitted electronically at https://careers.barnard.edu/postings/5297 and should include a cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and individuals from other underrepresented groups.