Assistant Director of Computational Research Support

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director of Computational Research Support

Job ID: 223483
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
0628100 - Computational Research Support

Job Summary
Assistant Director of Computational Research is responsible for the planning, implementation and execution of activities required to facilitate the development of computation high performance computing (HPC) along with storage and networking practices that provide researchers the capability to analyze, model, simulate, and predict complex events of importance. The Assistant Director of Computational Research provides guidance on a wide range of services such as software development, data analytics, and parallel computing that assists with faculty led research. The Assistant Director of Computational Research provides influence on projects of wide-ranging complexity, from a diverse array of disciplines in the fields of biology, engineering, geology and geography, chemistry and physics.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Perform technical tasks related to computational research systems
  • Coordinate and/or provide training opportunities for researchers
  • Review regularly and maintain documentation of computational capabilities for researchers
  • Coordinate operations and service for computational research systems with IT Enterprise Infrastructure
  • Advise and assist researchers in development of research proposals; provide recommendations for computational, sensory, storage and other instrumentation appropriate to expressed needs
  • Effectively coordinate matters regarding computational research resources with institutional stakeholders
  • Deliver Private (VMware) cloud architecture solutions to successfully meet the strategic need of the University
  • Administer a Scala Storage and NETLAB+ environment to support academic and research initiatives

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field

Required Experience
  • 3 or more years experience designing, executing and supporting (VMWare) cloud with hands-on experience
  • 3 or more years experience designing, executing and supporting Linux server

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with customers

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Technology or related field

Preferred Experience
  • Experience with administering NETLAB+ learning environment

Proposed Salary
$71,500 - $83,479

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Use effective communication and human relations skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required for specific position

Apply Before Date
February 22, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment.
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work performed in general office setting
  • Work extends beyond normal 40-hour work week
  • Required to lift equipment up to 40 lbs

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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