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Director of Cyberinfrastructure

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Please attach a resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional references and a listing of past research efforts and published academic work.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Director of Cyberinfrastructure
Department Information Technology
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade D
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Information Technology is hiring a Director of Cyberinfrastructure.

The Director of Cyberinfrastructure is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and implementing on an ongoing basis creative and unprecedented solutions to the most challenging technical problems and opportunities presented to the University of Nevada, Reno research enterprise through a strategic campus cyberinfrastructure. The Director of Cyberinfrastructure is the most senior executive with dedicated responsibility for the University’s major, complex research technology support program for initiatives in areas including but not limited to systemic data management, advanced analytics, high performance computing, visualization, advanced networking and virtual organizations. In that capacity, the Director of Cyberinfrastructure conceptualizes, determines, formulates and effectuates the methods and means for policies and programs for the entire University to support, enhance and increase the millions of dollars of extramural funding received by the University annually. This individual collaborates and advises on securing extramural funding in support of institutional plans and priorities. The unique nature of this position requires substantial personal interfacing, planning and collaboration with academic and technical leaders at the most senior levels of the University, and outside UNR, regionally, nationally and internationally including with private sector collaborators and federal agency officials in Nevada and Washington, D.C. This position reports directly to the Vice Provost for Information Technology/CIO, and calls for occasional travel and a variable work schedule as needed for special projects.

Salary: DOE. TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; 24 days of vacation annually; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA.
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Reno is a metropolitan area of over 400,000 situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Reno offers a favorable quality of life recognized by numerous national sources. Residents and visitors enjoy an array of cultural activities and major festivals and events. It is an outdoor mecca, located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe and offering abundant summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in a discipline making extensive use of advanced cyberinfrastructure and four years of related professional or managerial work experience; or Doctorate degree and two years of related professional or managerial work experience.

Related experience is defined as in a professional information technology enterprise environment with responsibilities for the application and support of advanced cyberinfrastructure for research and innovation. Proven track record in conceiving, developing and executing significant extramural proposals and projects in advanced cyberinfratructure. An established record of accomplishments demonstrated by engagement with researchers and users as well as extensive experience with managing, operating and delivering research cyberinfrastructure services.

Schedule or Travel Requirements:
• Variable work schedule
• Occasional Travel

Preferred Qualifications
Contact Information for this Position

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional references and a listing of past research efforts and published academic work.

Job Open Date 09/05/2017
Job Close Date 10/03/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72823
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants)
Optional Documents