Section: Research Computing
Title: Research Computing Applications Director
Rank: PAE19
Pos. # 00030061
Reports to: Craig Stewart

The Research Computing Division of University Information Technology Services is conducting a national search for the Director of Research Computing (Applications). Consideration of applicants for this director position will commence July 10, 2006 and will continue until a highly qualified applicant has been identified and hired. Further information about the Research Computing Division of UITS is available online at

Description & Requirements:

Applicants are asked to submit via the online application system (below) a full curriculum vitae, a 2-page NSF format biosketch, and a cover letter. In the cover letter, applicants are asked to outline the ways in which they meet the qualification criteria and their particular interests in joining IU's University Information Technology Services team, and to identify salary requirements.

Summary: Will direct all activities related to technological innovation, and service related to the development, acquisition, deployment, enhancement, delivery, and support of cutting edge and everyday advanced computing applications for research, and direct RAC Division research in the development of new computing applications. Responsible for obtaining external funding as well as deploying use of IU assets to create at IU one of the best and most effective environments for use of some of the most powerful computing systems in the world, and utilizing some of the largest data storage resources in the world. Direct development of software applications that will allow IU to remain at the cutting edge of the use of advanced research tools nationwide as well as worldwide, and manage the delivery of software, software services, and software support to customers within IU and the nation (via nationally-funded activities). Direct all groups related to development, deployment, and support of advanced research software applications - as well as the use of such applications in education - for the Research Computing Division (Applications) of University Information Technology Services at both IUPUI and IUB campuses. Provide strategic and operational leadership for advanced computer applications for Indiana University and direct the coordination of services, staff supervision and development, operational management, policy establishment and communication, and technology development and integration. Develop and conduct an independent and externally funded research program of the Director's choosing but related to areas of research or interest within Indiana University.


Bachelors degree required, a terminal degree strongly preferred. Seven years progressive management experience across various functions and technologies also required. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at a 2:1 ratio. Management experience and demonstrated success in managing effective teams of software developers in collaboration with computing center staff, industry experts, and faculty is strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary for working collaboratively within a diverse University environment. Creativity, flexibility and high energy are essential for providing leadership to excellent technical staff during rapid-paced change. We strongly prefer candidates who have already achieved the following: published peer-reviewed research articles in advanced computing; are good public speakers; have experience leading the development of grants; have served in critical roles in grant applications that were successfully funded; and who have experience properly negotiating technology transfer policies and distributing open source software.

No personal applications will be accepted. Interested applicants must apply through the online application system available at: Please refer to position #00030061 when applying. If you have questions, please contact either Panos Niarchos or Lynda Johnson

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