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Assoc. Director, inst'l Assessment, Research & Effectiveness

Application Procedure:

Applicants will be required to apply online at and electronically upload a letter of application describing the qualifications, relevant experiences, and interest in the position; curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and names of three professional references with titles, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Job Duties

The Associate Director of IARE will be responsible for leading the university’s activities in the following areas:
  • Analyzing assessment results and producing reports for accrediting bodies (SACSCOC) and state funding (THEC and QAF)
  • Overseeing the administration of faculty evaluations (IDEA) and analyzing the data for reporting
  • Overseeing Institutional Effectiveness (IE) reporting; monitoring goals, student outcomes, assessments, and modifications due to results; reviewing reports for consistency
  • Developing a plan of IE reporting: implementing training on the use of technology for reporting and proper use of assessment; formulating measurable outcomes; developing effective data collection tools
  • Directing the administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and analyzing the data for reporting
  • Overseeing the administration of alumni surveys (PEG) and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) and analyzing the data for reporting
  • Developing assessment plans/tools/data reports upon request from various programs, departments, and units;
  • Analyzing Senior Exit Exam data for General Education effectiveness assessment
  • Disseminating Institutional Assessment results through website updates, faculty training and departmental meetings

Job Qualifications

Required: A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in education research, strategic planning, strategic management, evaluation and assessment, public administration, social science, data science, statistics, or related fields. Minimum five (5) years experience in research and assessment in higher education. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Preferred: Doctoral degree in educational research, strategic planning, strategic management, evaluation and assessment, public administration, social science, statistics, data science or related fields. Practical experience on the job directly relating to accreditation, planning, and assessment. Proficiency and successful track record in research, survey building, use of assessment tools and interpretation of assessment results. Familiarity with statistical packages and data analysis tools (e.g., SAS, SPSS, SQL, etc). Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with campus stakeholders and develop written and verbal reports/presentations about assessment outcomes. Knowledge of best practices in assessment and how to use assessment to improve programs.

Institution Description

Tennessee Tech University is a comprehensive university committed to producing high academic achievement, fostering collaboration, and inspiring creativity and realized potential for the entire campus community. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, Tech offers degrees from nine academic schools and colleges: Agriculture and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, and Graduate Studies.

Tennessee Tech produces practical, ready-to-work graduates from a broad range of academic disciplines prepared to compete in a technologically driven world. Professors and students achieve national and regional recognition for teaching and research and are responsible for Tech’s reputation of excellence. A genuine community of faculty, staff and alumni committed to challenging all to bring out their best and to supporting each other in academic, personal and professional development exists at Tech. These pursuits result in honest, lifelong connections that carry far beyond the classroom.


Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefit.

Application Due Date: 2020-06-12
Job Start Date: 2020-08-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Cookeville
State/Province/Region: TN
Institution: Tennessee Technological University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Assessment, Research and Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 2
Reports In Office: Provost

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