[Beowulf] Job Opportunity: Research Computing Instructor at Columbia University

John Pellman john.samoylovich.pellman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 14:12:05 PDT 2018


The Columbia University Libraries seek a creative, entrepreneurial, and
user service-oriented Research Computing Instruction Lead to provide vision
and execution for developing a training program around new approaches to
research with a focus on computational literacies and data science. Working
closely with Information Technology (CUIT), the Office of the Executive
Vice President for Research (EVPR), and the Data Science Institute (DSI),
the incumbent will identify training needs, promote related resources for
graduate students, and develop a comprehensive program to support those
needs. The Research Computing Instruction Lead will work with volunteer
instructors to plan and facilitate workshops, boot camps, and events such
as lectures and symposia. The incumbent will also oversee related
consultative "office hour" services and web and marketing communications.
In addition, the Research Computing Instruction Lead will maintain
continuous relationships and communications channels with University-wide
academic departments in order to survey leadership, faculty, and students
about their ever-evolving needs for computational literacy and methods for
meeting these expressed needs. The incumbent will supervise undergraduate
and graduate student workers and serve as Columbia's representative on The
Carpentries' membership council.

Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship, the Research Computing
Instruction Lead will work closely with advisory groups comprising faculty
and other stakeholders and will provide regular reports to the faculty-led
Shared Research Computing Policy Advisory Committee (SRCPAC).

Please note this is a three-year position, with the possibility of

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in
the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in
a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University
Libraries comprise a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the
University's teaching and research mission through innovation,
collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider
this position. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and
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