Director, Research IT Services

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Director, Research IT Services

Job Description Summary:
This position leads Research IT Services and acts as an advocate for campus scholars and researchers in the Information Technology Services (ITS) organization. This position will be responsible for advancing the University's investment in cyberinfrastructure through the strategic planning, integration, coordination, and deployment of information technology and human resources to support modern research, scholarship and creative works. Recruiting, selecting, and developing staff to deliver services. Strategically organizing financial and people resources to meet objectives. Interacting across IT and functional areas to understand requirements and opportunities for enhancing services. Regularly leveraging communications skills in interpersonal, public speaking, email, and written correspondence. Managing and developing vendor relationships, including the facilitation of formal request for proposal, quote, and inquiries. Initiate and lead projects, with or without professional project management support. Align and develop reporting managers to achieve strategic goals and operational excellence. This position will uphold the ITS core principles of outstanding collaboration and communication, a drive to succeed, a passion for higher learning, and acting with integrity.

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Position Announcement:

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of five years experience in research computing environment
  • Knowledge of information technology and its use in education, research, and support
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NIST standards and other research compliance frameworks
  • Experience with research data management, modern storage lifecycle strategies, and usage/cost optimization
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of shared batch processing, HPC cluster management, GPU and cloud virtualization/deployment techniques
  • Demonstrated experience writing, submitting, and/or working with federal grants and solicitations
  • Master’s degree
The ideal candidate is an agile professional with strong interpersonal communication skills, flexibility and responsiveness; exhibits high ethical standards; proficient in managing time and competing priorities; responsive and committed to managing, supporting, and motivating staff; committed to the ideals of a major public research university.

Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position has a minimum annual salary of $120,000 and will be located in Lincoln, NE. Please complete a standard application and attach a resume, cover letter and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers for three professional references.
If you should need assistance with your application, please call 402-472-3701.

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The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. The University of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and E-Verify employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. All positions opened at the University of Nebraska are subject to veterans’ preference.

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