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Rochester Institute of Technology

Director ITS Research Computing

Finance & Administration

ITS Research Computing

Job Summary

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) seeks applications
for the role of Director of Research Computing, a senior
leadership position that supports the institution's commitment
to advancing the research goals of the university. The
successful candidate will lead the development and
implementation of advanced computing strategies that support
RIT's diverse research portfolio. This role requires a dynamic
leader who can collaborate with faculty, senior leaders, and
other stakeholders to enhance RIT's research capabilities,
ensuring that our computing resources effectively meet and
are responsive to the evolving needs of our academic community.

As the Director of Research Computing, you will manage the
development and operation of RIT's high-performance computing
(HPC) infrastructure, as well as the delivery of research
computing services. You will also foster collaborations and
partnerships with academic units, research centers, and
external organizations to enhance RIT's research computing
capabilities and impact. You will create an inclusive,
aspirational research computing strategy and a plan to
execute on that strategy.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, you will work
closely with senior leaders, including the Vice President for
Research, deans, and others to align research computing with
RIT's strategic goals and priorities. You will also lead
a dynamic team who provides research computing and data
management services, support, and consultation to the RIT
research community. In addition, you will engage with faculty
researchers across disciplines to understand their research
computing needs and challenges, and to identify and implement
solutions. The successful candidate will be a strategic
thinker with an open and collaborative style who fosters
innovation, teamwork, employee development, and operational

Job Responsibilities

* Provide direction for all research computing services,
ensuring appropriate researcher involvement, service
documentation, delivery, and support.

* Lead the Research Computing team, fostering an environment
of collaboration, continuous improvement, and innovation in
service strategy, design, and delivery.

* Establish and communicate a clear mission, vision, and
strategic plan for research computing services, ensuring
alignment with the university's broader goals.

* Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders,
including faculty, staff, and external partners, to support
the university's research computing objectives.

* Stay abreast of emerging trends in research computing,
pilot new services, and incorporate feedback to enhance
service offerings continually.

* Work closely with enterprise IT (ITS), college IT teams,
and other IT staff to create research IT services that
address research challenges and support research computing
needs. Collaborate with ITS support leaders to ensure clear
and efficient support strategies for non-research technical

* Contribute to and support proposal development, especially
related to data management and data sharing requirements.

* Monitor and report on the performance of research computing
services, providing stakeholders with insights into usage,
growth, and service evolution and to inform planning and

* Ensure the development of a robust, financially sustainable
research computing infrastructure that supports existing
research initiatives and can adapt to support future research
initiatives. Design and implement financial models for
service delivery that are adaptable to different levels and
types of infrastructure utilization.

* Work collaboratively with the Information Security Office
(ISO), Sponsored Research Services (SRS), and Institute Audit,
Compliance, and Advisement (IACA) to ensure that research
computing infrastructure is in full compliance with applicable
federal, state and granting agency requirements.

Required Qualifications


* Bachelor's degree in related information technology field
or equivalent experience.

* 9 years of related experience, including 5 years of
managerial experience.

* Experience leading teams, projects, programs, and/or

* Knowledge of the research computing ecosystem including AI,
data management and storage, security compliance practices
and standards, database management, software development and
deployment, and instrumentation in a high-performance
computing environment.

Preferred Qualifications

* Advanced degree Master's degree or Ph.D.

* Proven experience working in advanced research computing
within large-scale environments.

* Experience working in a higher education setting,
particularly in research computing or academic research.

* Understanding of data security and compliance standards and
regulations such as NIST 800-171 / 53, ITAR, DFARS

* Proven record of engaging with academic researchers and
establishing good working relationships with faculty, staff,
administrators, vendors, and other university stakeholders.

* Analytical and problem-solving mindset

* Capacity for managing change and applying innovative

* Exceptional communication skills, coupled with an ability to
navigate difficult situations and complex issues.

* Leadership experience in guiding teams and projects toward
effective and sustainable technology solutions, particularly
in research computing.

* Budget management experience

Required Minimum Education Level
Bachelors or Equivalent Experience

Work Location
Hybrid Remote/On-campus

Wage Band

FLSA Category

Employment Category

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

What do we believe at RIT?

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and
collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and
intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and
innovation, and an intentional blending of technology,
the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with
a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading
research program and an internationally recognized education
for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to
building a diverse community, one where employees feel
a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions
and the perspectives they bring. As a member of the RIT
community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits
package that offers multiple options and access to additional
employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections
to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits;
paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with
exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you
and your family, to name a few).

Department/College Description

Information and Technology Services (ITS) provides information
technology leadership, services, and innovative solutions to
support RIT's strategic goals. We plan, develop, implement,
and maintain secure, reliable, and responsive systems,
infrastructure, services, and programs. We collaborate with
partners and stakeholders across campus to address the
technical needs of the RIT community. We strive to provide
outstanding service to the campus community.

How To Apply

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Additional Details

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary
range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute
of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to)
scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work
experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer
equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations
when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position
may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle
records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent
on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital
status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status
or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs
and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to
applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act,
the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights
Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process, please contact the Human Resources office at
585-475-2424 or email your request to [log in to unmask]
Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will
be made on a case-by-case basis.

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