Executive Director of Research Cyberinfrastructure

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Logo Posting Number STA00315PO18 Classification Title Director Internal Title Executive Director of Research Cyberinfrastructure Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Information Technology Department Division of Information Technology Band Unclassified Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications. Advertised Salary Range Salary Commensurate with Qualifications Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Information Technology

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Research and High Performance Computing capabilities at the University of South Carolina are growing at a tremendous pace. Our newest flagship cluster, funded by the Office of the Provost with partner contributions by faculty, has over 6,300 CPU cores rated at 300 Tflops.
Reporting to University of South Carolina Chief Information Officer in the Division of Information Technology with a dotted line to the Office of the Provost, the Director of Research Cyberinfrastructure will manage the research, development, deployment, operation of high performance and research cyberinfrastructure program for the university including comprehensive campuses.
The successful candidate will have advanced knowledge of research cyberinfrastructure including high performance computing, technical architectures, and issues; in-depth knowledge and experience of computer use in universities and/or research laboratories; a deep understanding of technical computing and software and storage practices for university research; and extensive knowledge and experience with cloud computing, infrastructure, and services. This individual will also have the ability to think strategically, tactically and creatively, have excellent communication skills, and proven ability to establish and maintain working relationships with researchers, technical staff, institutional executives, and external organizations.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Masters in Computer Science, Engineering, Bioinformatics or a related field and ten (10) years working in a large-scale advanced HPC environment. Campus-level experience in planning and supporting research cyberinfrastructure. Experience in integrating HPC resources with high-speed networks, data storage systems and cloud computing environments. Experience organizing workshops related to research cyberinfrastructure. Must have a minimum of five years managing a research cyberinfrastructure team.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in in a field with a strong computational science component. Experience in fostering communications between university research faculty committees and research computing teams; Experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external academic and industrial partners.


Participate as co-PI in grant proposals related to research and high performance computing. Excellent interpersonal skills;
Ability to manage junior colleagues and influence senior colleagues. Skilled in working co-operatively across administrative and academic units. Basic budget and human resources management skills.
This position requires a broad understanding of research cyberinfrastructure, high performance computing, high-speed storage and high-speed network technologies, trends and best practices and an understanding of how current technologies apply to a large spectrum of research areas that include science and engineering, bioinformatics, data analytics, business and humanities.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 03/08/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/27705 EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Ph.D. in a field with a strong computational science component?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your understanding of IT governance and how it applies to research computing.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience as a leader in Research Computing.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Explain how you will promote research computing services to USC researchers.

    (Open Ended Question)

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  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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Posted: 5/8/2018
Application Due: 6/6/2018
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