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Information Technologist (Mathematics)

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:


Job Title:

Information Technologist (Mathematics)

Position Number:






Position Type:

Professional Staff


PTAA - Professional/Tech/Admin Assoc

Pay Grade Level:


Pay Grade Range:

$54,401 - $82,162

Status :

Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited




Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

Campus Location:


Grant Funded:


Extension Contingency Notes:

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 07/01/2023 with anticipated renewal.

Job Description Summary:

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 15, 2023. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 15, 2023) may not be given full consideration.


Implement and maintain the information technology systems in the Department of Mathematics. Work in conjunction with and report to the departmental technology committee.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Implement, maintain, and document operating system software and/or applications software as directed by the technology committee.

In conjunction with departmental technology committee, plan, facilitate purchase of, assemble, configure, and maintain personal computers and servers, printers, networking equipment, classroom presentation controllers and projectors, lab computers and equipment, and other technology to suit the needs of the Department of Mathematics.

Organize and manage large-scale computerized testing and homework systems for students, such as placement exams, course exams, online homework, and other technological systems. Maintain and manage all software.

Assist in managing a small team of graduate and undergraduate student workers, including training and supervision, as they work on department IT projects.

Provide support, documentation, and training for faculty, staff, and graduate students in the use of departmental technology.


Respond to time sensitive technical emergencies outside normal working hours as needed.

Must be available to work a non-standard schedule in order to fulfill assigned duties and responsibilities.

Maintain a high level of understanding of current developments in the assigned area of responsibility and anticipate future needs.

Must be sufficiently proficient in elementary college-level mathematics to respond to mathematical content questions as they arise in online testing and homework applications.

Provide IT support to the College of Arts & Sciences, faculty and staff for setting up new computers, access to printers, and wireless access as directed by the Dean’s Office when needed.

Perform other duties as required.


Personal computers, mobile devices, printers, networking equipment, projectors and classroom presentation equipment, Linux server administration, webservers and SSL certificate, database administration, WeBWorK server administration, license server administration. Microsoft Office Suite.

Required Qualifications:


1. Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and additional experience.

2. Minimum of one year of experience in an information technology position OR two years of experience in a position that included a substantial amount (>50%) of information technology work OR two years of experience as a student employee providing information technology services.

3. Demonstrated technical knowledge of computer hardware.

4. Demonstrated experience in one or more programming languages and/or application packages.

5. Demonstrated experience installing Internet applications for dial-up and network access.

6. Demonstrated experience installing and configuring the operating system and application packages.

7. Demonstrated experience installing peripheral hardware and memory.

8. Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Suite in Windows, Linux, and Macintosh environments.

9. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

10. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

11. Demonstrated working knowledge of introductory college-level mathematics (i.e., Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Differential equations).

12. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications:


1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

2. Demonstrated teaching experience.

3. Demonstrated customer service experience in higher education.

4. Demonstrated experience evaluating products.

5. Demonstrated experience preparing and presenting reports.

6. Demonstrated experience administering online mathematics homework systems.

7. Demonstrated knowledge of installing, configuring, and administering the online system WeBWorK.



Environmental Conditions:

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) “Other Document – References” – the names and contact information of three professional references (outside of URI).

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The University of Rhode IslandURI Picture 1

Founded in 1892, this land and sea grant university is the flagship public research institution in Rhode Island, enrolling more than 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

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URI is home to some of today’s leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers and is known regionally and worldwide for its big ideas and pioneering research in such areas as environmental studies, neuroscience, biotechnology and life sciences, engineering, marine sciences, forensic sciences, pharmaceuticals, behavioral sciences, and public health promotion. A strong core of traditional academic disciplines provides the foundation for all specialized, professional, and applied areas of study. The University receives about $60 million annually in federal funding for research across 87 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs.

Motivated students, engaged faculty

Nearly 23,000 students applied for fewer than 3,300 openings in the 2017 freshman class, which boasts an average grade point average of 3.54. The 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio allows for personal attention and rewarding teaching experiences. Approximately 87 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees. In 2018 URI produced two Fulbright Scholars, five Boren Scholars, a Truman Scholar, and was named a one of the country’s top Gilman scholar-producing schools. URI’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated through its student body, with 43 states and 65 nations represented and 20 percent of students identifying as persons of color, a 65 percent increase since 2008.

Four campuses, one community

URI’s main campus is located on 1,248 acres in rural Kingston, where the campus core — including a quadrangle surrounded by handsome granite buildings — is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six miles from Rhode Island’s beaches, this campus is conveniently situated along the Boston to New York corridor. The University’s renowned Graduate School of Oceanography is located at the 165-acre Narragansett Bay Campus. The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies brings higher education to downtown Providence. Nearby, the 133,000-square-foot Rhode Island Nursing Education Center URI Picture 2includes unparalleled simulation labs. The W. Alton Jones Campus — 2,300 acres of forests, lakes, and farmland in West Greenwich — provides a secluded setting for academic research, environmental education, business meetings and special events.


Investing in the future
Since 2007, the University has invested $607 million in campus capital projects, including: a $150 million engineering complex, due to open in 2019; Brookside, another new apartment-style residence hall, 2019; a Welcome Center, 2018; the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, 2017; Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 2016; and Avedisian Hall, home to the College of Pharmacy, 2012.


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