Data Scientist
University of North Texas
 Dallas, TX

The Data, Analytics, and Institutional Research (DAIR) Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a creative and analytically focused Data Scientist to join our team of nationally recognized practitioners. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:


Partners with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to perform advanced data design and analysis using a broad array of data science skills and data structures to create new knowledge useful to the university. This position proactively identifies, develops, and implements analytical and institutional data science applications to find creative solutions to medium to long term issues facing the university and our students. Leverages programming, data architecture activities, and analytic tools to respond to complex challenges to drive lift and ROI via actionable insights.

Representative Tasks

  • Works with C-Suite leaders, senior administrators, Deans, staff, external constituents, and internal DAIR colleagues to formulate and scope questions to assist leaders in higher education transformation.
  • Develops predictive models to help leaders solve critical higher education problems.
  • Influences a general audience to understand the quality, completeness, and appropriate use of data science approaches and provides advice about choice of statistical and machine learning approaches.
  • Develops tools and libraries to create efficiencies for future work.
  • Working in partnership across the DAIR office, identifies new sources of data within the UNT data landscape that will improve information about student and administrative outcomes.
  • Stay at the forefront of emerging analytics and data science issues in higher education by actively representing the University at conferences or meetings.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the Department.


  • Received: Work completed independently with minimal guidance. Assignments are made in terms of broad practice, precedents, policies and goals. Work may be reviewed for fulfillment f department objectives, and conformance with policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Given: Typically allocates/coordinates work within the team/project, or as a purely technical or professional role, the job has an advisory role and/or influence over the direction of a discipline, where it contributes to determining technical or professional developments.

Licenses, Certificates or Registration

Required: NA

Physical Job Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment

  • This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.