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University of South Carolina
Executive Director for Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics
The University of South Carolina is seeking a visionary and collaborative leader as their next Executive Director for the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics (OIRAA). The ideal candidate will have experience in higher education, familiarity with multiple data platforms, and a successful record of working with teams and communicating across complex organizations. Overseeing a current staff of 12 and coordinating across offices and campuses within the University of South Carolina System, the Executive Director oversees institutional research, institutional effectiveness, and accreditation.
Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Columbia is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina System—the leading educator for the state, serving approximately 52,000 students across eight campuses. The flagship campus is located in the capital city of Columbia, SC and enrolls just over 35,300 students, hailing from all 50 states and more than 90 nations.
UofSC is a Carnegie Tier I Research Institution with research expenditures exceeding $200 million. Among the 114 research centers and institutes hosted by UofSC, there are five prestigious centers for research excellence that receive more than $96 million in federal funding. The Columbia campus includes sixteen colleges and schools with 922 tenured faculty, 270 tenure-track faculty, and 621 professional-track faculty, many of whom have earned significant recognition, placing the university in the top 5% of public universities in the nation for the number of national faculty awards received.
UofSC operates two medical school campuses (one each in Columbia and Greenville) and is home to the state’s only public law school. Nationally ranked in 60+ academic programs—more than any other institution in the state—UofSC was ranked in the top 3% in the nation for the number of African American graduates by Diverse Issues in Higher Education in 2014.
About the Position
The Executive Director serves as the face of OIRAA, leading and supporting a staff that oversees institutional research, assessment, analytics, data integration, compliance reporting, and accreditation efforts. As such, the Executive Director must collaborate across the University and the System. The next Executive Director needs to have strong data management and communication skills to consolidate and centralize and advance data collection, dissemination, and use.
For more information about the College, the position, and the application procedures, please visit OIRAA search prospectus.
Nominations and applications should be sent to SCOIRAA@academicsearch.org. Only applications received by May 13, 2022 can be assured full consideration. Assisting UofSC with this search is Mahauganee Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nominators and prospective applicants may reach out directly to arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
The successful candidate for this position will have a strong understanding of data management in higher education and experience in positions of progressively complex responsibility as related to institutional research, assessment, and analytics.