Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2022

Job Description

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides university-level support to students and faculty to ensure the highest level of access to and quality of the undergraduate research experience. OUR also supports the data needs for units within Undergraduate Education, providing access to university data to measure student outcomes and supporting the team through all stages of the data cycle. The Assistant Director, under the supervision and mentorship of the Director of Undergraduate Research, will contribute to both of these critical missions. The Assistant Director will serve as a “face” of the Office of Undergraduate Research, educating students and the broader university community about undergraduate research opportunities, services offered by OUR, and how to maximize the undergraduate research experience. The Assistant Director will manage summer programming for undergraduate research programs and the Undergraduate Research Excellence Program. The Assistant Director will train and mentor undergraduate and graduate students who serve in OUR and will serve as a project manager for the data team, including maintaining databases.

Required Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree with related experience equivalent to graduate level degree or Master's degree
● Experience working with students to promote their professional development
● Excellent organization, time management, and interpersonal skills
● Excellent communication skills including the ability to give effective presentations to large
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
● Proficiency with Google and Microsoft suites of tools, including spreadsheets and
● Ability to maintain the security and confidentiality of datasets containing sensitive

Preferred Qualifications

● Master’s degree
● Experience conducting research, especially as an undergraduate
● Supervisory experience
● Background or experience in data science and/or statistics

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary commensurate with experience up to $50,000

Review Date

January 6, 2023

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Keri Swaby at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: November 11, 2022
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