8.0034 Humanities Computing Job: Indiana State (1/157)

Thu, 26 May 1994 21:22:30 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0034. Thursday, 26 May 1994.

Date: Wed, 25 May 94 13:52:59 -0400
From: "Jacqueline Brown" <jbrown@Princeton.EDU>
Subject: job opening

I have been asked by Ronald G. Leach, Associate Vice President for Information
Services and Dean of Libraries, Indiana State University to post the following
It is a very nice opportunity on a campus which hasn't had strong leadership in
academic computing to date, but where the president and new provost have made a
significant commitment to support faculty in their uses of technology in the

Jacqueline Brown
Director, Information Services
Computing and Information Technology
Princeton University


Indiana State University seeks applications for the newly created

position of Director of Academic Computing & Networking. The

Director will report to the Associate Vice President for Information

Services and Dean of Libraries and be responsible for the academic

computing/networking needs of the University. A staff of

approximately 30 professional and support staff report to this


RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director is expected to bring innovative

vision and leadership in the effective application of computing to

the academic programs of the University. The Director will exercise

overall supervision of instructional support services (public

computing facilities and end-user support), central support services

(mainframe support, data networks and distributed computing functions

such as email and office automation), and a faculty computer resource

laboratory providing access to and guidance in use of applications of

information technologies in the curriculum and in research.

The Director will also provide leadership in developing input to the

Information Services Strategic Plan for those areas that promote the

enhanced use of computing and networking technology for teaching and


The Director works closely with counterparts in Institutional

Computing, Telecommunications and the University Libraries in

developing and implementing coordinated and comprehensive information

services for all campus constituencies. The Director also cooperates

with Media and Television Services. The Director works closely with

University committees that advise on academic computing and


QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in management of computer/information

services including organizational/personnel management

responsibilities, preparation and control of budgets, project

management and evaluation and professional development of staff.

Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work well with all

members of the academic community. Excellent communication skills.

Knowledge of computer technology, networking and experience with a

broad range of computing platforms, workstations, and their

connectivity. A Master's degree is required. Preference for

experience at the college or university level. Earned doctorate

strongly preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and


THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1865, Indiana State University is a

comprehensive state university with its own Board of Trustees and an

annual operating budget of more than $120 million. The University

has more than 600 full time faculty and a student body of 12,000

undergraduates and graduates, and offers more than 100 degree

programs in a variety of disciplines and professional areas at the

associate, bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The University is

located in Terre Haute, a city of 60,000 which, in addition to being

a hub for transportation, manufacturing and agriculture in the

region, serves as the fine arts, cultural and athletic center of west-
central Indiana and east-central Illinois.

The campus academic computing environment includes IBM/VM-VSE,

DEC/VMS, PRIME, and various UNIX multi-user platforms; Netware, Sun,

and NeXTcube servers; IBM-compatible, Macintosh and NeXT

workstations; a fully routed ethernet fiber backbone with an Internet

connection via INDnet/CICnet which supports 2000+ ethernet-connected

workstations in offices and labs.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume; the names,

addresses, and telephone numbers of five persons who can serve as

references; and a letter of interest which includes a statement

highlighting the abilities and experiences which candidates believe

they can bring to the position. Send to Dr. Will Barratt,

Chairperson, Director of Academic Computing and Networking Search

Committee, Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University,

Terre Haute, Indiana, 47809 (or email to

egbarra@befac.indstate.edu). Detailed screening of applications will

begin on June 1, 1994. Position available July 1, 1994.