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Director of Applied Computing

Oregon Tech
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Commensurate with Education & Experience
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Office of the Provost at Oregon Tech is accepting applications from qualified candidates to fulfill the role of Director of Applied Computing. This position provides an exciting opportunity for an inaugural director to establish and grow a new center of excellence at Oregon Tech, leveraging our computing infrastructure and intellectual expertise to address some of the relevant problems facing society by the use of applied computing. The Director is responsible for the direction and health of the new center and inspiring excellence and growth between Oregon Tech and the computing community. The director plans and implements program directions for research, public outreach and education; identifies, leads and collaborates with a group of center faculty: administers facilities; leads fundraising activities; and develops and manages the center’s budget. The position reports directly to the Provost and will work collaboratively with the University’s Academic Deans.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Management Information Systems, or closely related field 3 years of relevant experience (academic and/or industry) Leadership in an academic setting (chair, center etc.)

Additional Requirements:

  • Master of Science (MS) Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Management Information Systems, or closely related field 4 years of relevant experience (academic and/or industry) Experience in contemporary computing and a knowledge of industry needs that can be address by faculty and student research. The ability to function in and recruit a diverse team (faculty, staff, students and industry partners) and develop expertise to serve the needs of the center. The ability to plan and establish the objectives of the center and develop a 5 year plan to accomplish these goals The ability to secure resources associated with the needs of the center and its constituents. The ability to manage, track and report of the activities of the center. Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to adapt to change priorities. Ability to effectively and respectfully work, communicate, and collaborate in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration. To apply, visit:

Then, upload the following elements in a single electronic document to your application. 1. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. 2. A resume or CV. 3. Philosophy on diversity statement For additional information, please contact: Tom Keyser, Search Committee Chair, at

AA/EEO Statement:

Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.
Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resource at 541-885-1028 or

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