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Director of Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

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Job Duties

Anderson University invites applications for the position of Director of Institutional Research. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University seeks a candidate with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning are encouraged to apply.

The Director of Institutional Research performs all necessary functions related to the collection, management, interpretation, and use of institutional data for planning, assessment, and decision-making in support of the University’s mission and strategic goals. The director proactively facilitates access to information maintained in the university’s administrative/student information system to support University operations, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of data/information released in reports or studies, and providing data analysis, reporting, or research as needed to support institutional objectives. The Director will report directly to the Office of the Provost and works with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Legal, Human Resources, and other key stakeholders to ensure that the data management and use complies with regulatory requirements and security policies. 

Previous working experience with data management, institutional research, SPSS/SAS/R or equivalent statistical software, Power BI, Tableau, or equivalent visualization software, and SQL is required. Demonstrated skills in supervision, communication, and data information decision making essential.

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

The dedicated faculty and staff of Anderson University are committed to assuring a Christ-centered educational environment of excellence. In order to fulfil its religious tenets, and as recognized by law, those seeking employment at the University must be of the Christian faith and agree to respect and not undermine the University’s mission, values, vision, and Statement of Faith. Inquiries related to our commitment to diversity may be directed to

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in data analytics, research, statistics, or a related field. Knowledge equivalent to that gained through a doctoral program in a similar field is preferred. 


Institution Description

Anderson University, one of only 42 institutions in the United States named to the Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll, is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier, and comprehensive liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University seeks a candidate with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.

Anderson University is among U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Regional Universities South,” and is on the publication’s “Best Value,” “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” “Best First-Year Experience” and “Best Online Programs” lists. Anderson also is ranked #25 nationally for Student Engagement by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education; is a “Best College” among institutions of higher learning in the southeast by The Princeton Review and is a four-time Apple Distinguished School.



This position is eligible for Anderson University's full-time benefit package.
Application Due Date: 2023-08-01
Job Start Date: 2023-08-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Anderson
State/Province/Region: SC
Institution: Anderson University
Reports To: Office of the Provost
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: N/A

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