Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Assistant Director, Data Visualization Laboratory
The Assistant Director of the Center for Integrated Environmental Systems Research (CIESR) Data Visualization Laboratory oversees the daily operation of the facility, which includes a state-of-the-art data visualization space including three-dimensional rendering, wall-sized display, and individual graphics workstations. The Assistant Director is also responsible for user training and support, maintenance of computers and geophysical field equipment, scheduling and support of lab users from across the university. They will also participate in the production, interpretation, and dissemination of geophysical and geospatial data. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that the computational infrastructure of CIESR located within the Data Visualization Laboratory operates efficiently while maintaining the highest standards to optimize the research productivity and educational opportunities for BC faculty and staff, students, their collaborators, and other external users.
The Assistant Director will directly supervise and assist undergraduate and graduate students each year from Boston College and outside institutions as they conduct research in the Data Visualization Laboratory.
The Assistant Director should have at least four years of experience in computational geosciences or geophysical modeling including a master’s degree, or similar experience in a related field is the minimum required. Doctoral degree is highly desirable. Experience in managing a data visualization laboratory is highly desirable.
Occasional out of hours availability required in case issues emerge with instruments or users. Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.
This is currently a grant-funded position for 2 ½ years with the possibility for continued funding beyond that period.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $74,050 to $92,550; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
The Assistant Director must have a working knowledge of state-of-the-art computational and data visualization procedures, in particular for geospatial datasets. Significant background in geospatial, geophysical, and/or geodetic research, including reporting, dissemination, and interpretation of data is required.
A doctoral degree in Earth Science, Geophysics, Computer Science, or a related field is preferred. A minimum of a master’s degree in one of the same fields is required.
At least four years of experience in computational geosciences or geophysical modeling including a master’s degree, or similar experience in a related field is the minimum required. Doctoral degree is highly desirable. Experience in managing a data visualization laboratory is highly desirable.
Teamwork, Customer Focus, Continuous Learning, Decision Making/Problem Solving, Communication, Applying Technology, Valuing Diversity, Big Picture Perspective, Openness to Change, Productivity, People Development.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
- Tuition remission for Employees
- Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
- Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Low-Cost Life Insurance
- Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
- Paid Holidays Annually
- Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
- Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.
More details and application found at: https://bc.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/5392?c=bc&lang=en-US