The University of Virginia (UVA) has announced plans to establish a School of Data Science, an effort made possible in part by the largest private gift in the institutionâ™s 200-year history. The School of Data Science â“ UVAâ™s 12th school and the first established since 2007 â“ will position the University as a global leader in efforts to improve society through teaching and research based on the powerful, emerging field of data science. It builds on a foundation set in place at UVA by the Data Science Institute (DSI), a pan-University institute established in 2013 that grants graduate degrees and has a dual mission in education and research. The new School of Data Science proposes to ultimately offer both doctoral and undergraduate degree programs and certificate programs, helping to meet soaring demand for qualified data science professionals in a field that plays a key role in the global information-based economy.
To realize the new School of Data Science vision, the DSI seeks applicants for an Associate Director of Budget and Finance. This position will take ownership of the budget and accounts of the DSI and work to advise the team in all financial matters. This position will be responsible for high level reporting on revenue streams and expenditures and will work closely with the DSI team and HR to determine feasibility in hiring talent. During the startup period, the person in this position will be given the unique opportunity to develop a financial process that works within existing and upcoming systems to make the financial operations of the DSI open and understandable to leadership and the team. Once hired, this position will immediately take stock of existing accounts and ideas to develop a plan for an additional support hire that will assist with transactional work.
While this position has peer personnel in other schools and units, the creation of a new School of Data Science gives the unique opportunity to develop best practices for managing and maintaining finances. The DSI team encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and welcomes innovative ideas on financial approach and budget development.
Anticipated hiring range is $90,000-$100,000
Internal Number: R0004051
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.