6.0106 Computing Jobs: Humanities/UCLA; AVP/Penn (2/136)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 1 Jul 1992 09:51:39 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0106. Wednesday, 1 Jul 1992.

(1) Date: 29 Jun 1992 12:27:15 PST (12 lines)
From: vicky@humnet.ucla.edu
Subject: position opening

(2) Date: Wed, 1 Jul 92 00:05:46 EST (124 lines)
Subject: Job Posting, UPenn

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Date: 29 Jun 1992 12:27:15 PST
From: vicky@humnet.ucla.edu
Subject: position opening

I will be leaving my job as Director of UCLA's Humanities Computing Facility
at the end of this summer. A search committee for my replacement is being
formed and the position will be posted soon. If you are interested or know
someone who would be good, please contact David Wilson for more information.
His email address is: wilsond@others.sscnet.ucla.edu

Vicky Walsh
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Date: Wed, 1 Jul 92 00:05:46 EST
Subject: Job Posting, UPenn

June 30, 1992

Associate Vice Provost for Information Systems & Computing,
University Computing Services


The Associate Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing, University
Services, is charged with ensuring the University maintains a position of
technological leadership among its peer institutions, at the level required for
competitive recruitment, retention and satisfaction of faculty and highly
qualified students. In pursuit of this mission, the AVP is responsible for user
support of general desktop productivity tools and network communications
facilities; technical communications; and technology training programs for
faculty, students, and staff. In Penn's decentralized academic computing
environment, the AVP works closely with directors of academic computing and
others in the schools to coordinate instructional and research computing. The
AVP develops plans and programs for identifying, implementing, and managing key
technologies and technological processes essential to the academic mission of
the University. In these activities, the AVP promotes efficiency of service
delivery by coordinating the efforts and expertise of the various ISC units and
computing organizations based in the Schools and departments across the
University. The AVP reports to the Vice Provost for Information Systems and


Provide overall direction, organizational leadership, human resource management,
and budget development and management for a large professional staff of
technical personnel in four organizational units:

--Computing Resource Center (instructional technology and end-user computing
services for faculty, staff and students);

--Academic Computing Services (distributed platforms, e.g., RISC/UNIX,
mainframe and supercomputer support, acquisition and distribution of selected
software and data products);

--Technology Training (end-user and service-provider training through
internal and external hands-on training sources, computer-based training, and
other delivery channels for faculty, staff and students);

--Technical Publications (informational programs for end-users and clients
of ISC services, delivered through electronic and hardcopy media).

In collaboration with client representatives and other ISC groups, develop
strategies and plans for integrated computing, networking, multimedia and
publications facilities and services to support the University's research and
teaching missions. Work with other ISC units to design marketing and
organizational plans to implement these strategies.

Align end-user support programs and systems (product evaluation, consulting,
training, publications) to meet the needs of other ISC units and their clients.

Oversee outreach to external organizations, donors, and vendors whose technology
products and services meet the University's academic computing requirements.

Work closely with senior administrators, School and University computing
committees, program offices and academic departments, research centers, the
University Libraries, and selected administrative units.

Oversee the effective coordination of the Academic Committee of the ISC Advisory
Council; serve on University task forces and committees.

Ensure client input for ISC academic computing activities; promote client
understanding of ISC academic computing plans, programs and activities.

Work with School computing directors and organizations to provide executive
liaison and mutual planning among those facilities and the ISC. Lead selected
interdepartmental research and planning efforts in academic computing issues.

Represent the University to other schools and organizations in nationwide
computing activities. Represent University views to computing-related vendors.
Serve on vendor advisory boards.


Advanced degree required.

Seven to ten years progressively responsible experience in the management of
academic computing, and in university research or teaching.

Progressive responsibility in University administration, including program
planning, project management, organizational development and staff supervision,
budget management, and strategic planning.

Ability to interact effectively with faculty, administrators, students, business
officials and other external groups. Knowledge of university, corporate and
government environments.

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated achievement in
proposal writing and grant development. Ability to develop and market programs
and services.

Excellent organizational skills; demonstrated experience in managing
organizational change and leading professional and support staff.

Experience in managing cross-functional teams and cooperative interdepartmental
projects and collaborative ventures.

Ability to communicate with diverse constituencies, and lead cooperative efforts
involving faculty and staff from different departments and schools.

The resume and cover letter should be sent to:

F. Buchhalter
Director of Finance and Adm
Information Systems and Computing
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 230A
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Submission deadline: July 12, 1992

University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/EOE Employer