Computational Systems Manager

Job description

Earlham College invites applications for our Post-Baccalaureate position in the Computer Science department. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Ideally, the successful candidate can begin during the summer of 2021 and serve for at least one year and possibly two. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who is looking to develop their domain, technical, pedagogical, and managerial skills before moving on to graduate school or the tech industry.


The Computational Systems Manager has primary responsibility for administering our computing facilities – servers, clusters, virtual machines – and supervising the Systems Administration Applied Group (see This includes providing computational support to faculty, staff, and students in computer science and other disciplines. Additional duties include collaborating with faculty on classroom and research projects, contributing to long-term department planning, and mentoring students. The focus is supporting the integration of computing into a liberal arts education at Earlham, helping students develop competence and confidence in solving problems in a broad range of disciplines with computing. In addition, they will work with faculty and students from other departments as a part of the computational support CS provides for their work.


A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or closely related discipline, extensive experience with Unix-based systems, and the ability to learn new material quickly. The ability to work independently, as a member of a group, and as the leader of a group is required. Experience administering production systems for academics, managing complex projects, and maintaining critical infrastructure will be looked upon favorably. Intellectual curiosity and communication skills will also be highly valued.

Reports to

The holder of this position will report to and primarily work with the CS department faculty.

Salary and benefits

Salary plus tuition waiver for one course per semester, use of the College’s wellness facilities, and participation in Earlham College’s Group Medical Benefit Plan. Participation in the Health Plan requires a contribution from the participant. Currently, this is 1.05% of salary for Employee only coverage.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following application materials in a single PDF file:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement on Diversity: The Statement on Diversity should describe how your values and leadership frame or center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in your work.
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation, also in PDF format, sent separately

All materials should be submitted to the Earlham College Office of Human Resources at [email protected].

For additional information, contact:

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.




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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time