Learning Analyst and Teaching Support Specialist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Smeal College of Business
Professional Graduate Programs


The Smeal College of Business Professional Graduate Programs seeks to hire a Learning Analyst and Teaching Support Specialist. This position will be responsible to support two courses each semester including summer, fall and spring. The duties include: facilitate discussion boards; provide assignment/activity feedback; moderate/lead synchronous sessions; prepare/deliver guest lectures; consult individuals/groups via email/discussions; suggest best practices; assist with team dynamics and the administrative tasks related to position. This position also involves learning analytics and the duties include: collect, analyze and interpret diverse sets of educational data using statistical methods; use statistical software to clean, manipulate, and transform data for analysis; report and explain learning analytics using graphs, charts, and tables; conducts analytical interventions with course Creative Teams to guide a data-driven design process; ability to apply understanding of student behavior to promote innovation and engagement in graduate online classrooms. The successful candidate should have: Strong written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal skills; strong ability to explain the significance of student analytics to stakeholders; ability to manage tasks independently while working in a team environment; ability to use Excel, or Tableau for statistical interpretation to statistical analyses; and the ability to translate the significance of student analytics in the graduate online classroom. The minimum qualifications for this position are a Master’s degree in Business Administration, analytics or engineering; experience as an online graduate student, graduate online degree preferred; experience with collection, interpretation and communication of learning analytics; strong analytical competency and experience; and experience with analytical interventions in an educational setting. This position reports to the Director of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded through June 30, 2020 with possibility of renewal.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088