MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER) is hiring a Director of Training to develop and deploy a broad range of educational programs relating to research computing and computational and data science at Michigan State University. The goals of this position are to facilitate MSU researchers in their effective use of computing (including high performance computing) through hands-on and web-based training, to develop and support recruiting and outreach efforts relating to computational and data science, and to support the development of externally-funded projects in these areas. This position will involve coordination of activities both within ICER and across Michigan State University.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: In this position you will:
Design, develop, deploy, and refine training programs and online training materials for users of MSU’s High Performance Computing Center.
Coordinate with other ICER personnel to offer a full suite of training activities to members of the MSU community.
Conduct PI-initiated research focusing on educational issues relating to computational and data science.
Aid in the development of proposals relating to computational and data science education and research computing, and the implementation of funded projects.
Interact with the MSU community to collect input on the training desired by departments and colleges, and the efficacy of current training efforts.
Support outreach efforts to the MSU community in areas related to research computing and computational and data science.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -See below
Master’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or related quantitative field, or a Master’s degree in any field plus at least two years of experience with programming and the usage of Linux-based computing systems;
Teaching experience at the university level (including, e.g., as a graduate teaching assistant or undergraduate learning assistant);
Effective written and oral communication skills;
Experience in computing using Linux-based systems;
Some experience in a commonly-used programming language such as Python, R, or C++.
Desired qualifications include some subset of:
Doctoral degree in one of the previously-listed fields;
experience with educational assessment and/or research;
experience in developing and implementing research computing training programs;
experience in coordination and/or management of groups of people;
experience writing federal grant funding proposals.
Required Application Materials
Resume, cover letter, names of three potential references.
Candidates who pass initial screening will be asked to submit code and writing samples.
Please contact the ICER Director, Dr. Brian O’Shea, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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