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Assistant Director, Assessment

Application Procedure:

To ensure full consideration, please submit the University’s online application along with a letter of interest, a detailed current curriculum vita, and a list of 3-5 references to .

Job Duties


Examples of work to be performed and essential functions include:

  • Provides leadership in designing and implementing assessment initiatives.
  • Coordinates institutional effectiveness activities related to the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and general education including survey administration, data analysis, and use of assessment results.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations, including assessment results and relevant data, to support the General Education Committee and QEP Advisory Board strategic and operational planning and decision-making.
  • Assists faculty, programs, and departments with developing appropriate outcomes and selecting assessment techniques and tools for general education.
  • Advocates for assessment work as an important tool to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the university.
  • Generates, analyzes, and disseminates evaluation and research findings for assigned projects in curriculum, evaluation, learning outcomes assessment, the QEP, and general education.
  • Facilitates faculty development programs on effective assessment strategies and the assessment of teaching and learning with the goal of promoting inclusive teaching practices.
  • Prepares, interprets, and communicates complex statistical information to diverse audiences verbally and graphically via multiple media platforms.
  • Provides leadership in the area of institutional effectiveness by conducting workshops, making presentations, and serving as a consultant to departments in their assessment work.
  • Prepares, interprets, and communicates assessment findings to advance inclusive teaching and learning practices.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social science, research or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Institution Description

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM) is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the group of R1: Doctoral Universities Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 22,000 students, UM is the state's largest university. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Information about University of Mississippi benefits may be found online:
Application Due Date: 2020-02-10
Job Start Date: 2020-06-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Oxford
State/Province/Region: MS
Institution: University of Mississippi
Reports To: Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning

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