Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Senior Director of Research Services leads the Research Services department within the University's Information Technology Services (ITS) organization and acts as an advocate on behalf of the research community at the University of Iowa to the ITS organization and beyond. Key partners for this position include colleagues in OneIT (departmental and collegiate IT), Healthcare IT, and the office of the Vice President for Research. The position is responsible for advancing the University's investment in cyberinfrastructure through the strategic planning, integration, coordination, and deployment of information technology and human resources to support research, scholarship, and creative work. The position also acts as a member of the ITS leadership team and provides leadership to the broader campus IT community. This is a Professional and Scientific full-time position classified as a Senior IT Director (PIM3).
The University of Iowa is a comprehensive Research 1 institution and has annual research expenditures of over $500 million. The ITS Research Services department is composed of 15 staff and students and has an annual budget of over $2 million per year. Key services supported by the Research Services Department include High-Performance Computing, Research Data Storage, Interactive Data Analytics, and Research Technology & Compliance Consultations.
This employer will not sponsor applicants for this posted position under the following work visas: H1B, H1B1 Chile/Singapore, or O1A.
ITS values work-life balance and strives to provide flexible work options where possible, this position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process.
Education Requirement: A Bachelor's degree. An equivalent combination of education and related experience may also serve to meet these minimum requirements.
Technology experience (typically 10+ years) including management education or experience.
Demonstrated and considerable experience successfully leading a technology team or organization.
A passion for and in-depth knowledge of academic research and research computing environments, including working knowledge of high-performance computing, research storage, high-performance networking, research applications, and collaboration tools. Must have strong proficiencies in at least one of these areas.
A strong customer service orientation and enthusiasm for the application of technology across a broad range of disciplines.
Demonstrated and considerable experience successfully managing, developing, and retaining staff.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously within given time frames.
Excellent people skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse technical and non-technical staff.
Experience managing budgets
Demonstrated job-related experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work/academic environment.
Additional information: All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. P&S positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and education verification. For questions or additional information, please contact Kim Kuebrich Yordi at . Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential verification.Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 21002358_1620680131
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.