Associate Director of Research Services

IT Professionals
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A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.


  • Typically 5-7 years of experience supporting and managing related information technologies
  • Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously within given time frames.
  • A passion for and in-depth knowledge of academic research and research computing environments, including working knowledge of high-performance computing, research storage, high performance networking, research applications, and collaboration tools.  Must have strong proficiencies in at least one of these areas.
  • Must have excellent analytical and communication skills, a strong customer service orientation and enthusiasm for the application of new technologies across a broad range of disciplines
  • Excellent people skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated success managing, developing and retaining high performance staff, recognizing individual talents
  • Demonstrated success working with a broad range of constituencies in diverse technical and non-technical environments


  • Working experience supporting research computing or in-depth experience in a specific research discipline.
  • Technically curious and self-motivated.
  • Experience managing and leading staff and engagements in a hybrid/virtual setting.
  • Experience with grant submissions to academic research funding organizations such as NSF, NIH, NASA, DOE, MacArthur Foundation, Mellon Foundation
  • Experience in budget development
  • Experience evaluating new and emerging technologies and their potential applications in research computing.
  • Experience supporting technology in a higher education setting.
  • Experience working with regulatory regimes such as FISMA, HIPAA, and ITAR
  • Experience with automation of electronic scientific workflows
  • Experience developing and communicating complex technical solutions.


Additional information:

All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. P&S positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. For questions or additional information, please contact Kim Kuebrich Yordi at Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential verification. Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Our mission is to create a welcoming and supportive workplace where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic selves and share ideas. We strive to cultivate a workforce culture of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace this commitment as mission-critical, not just compliance-driven, and embed it in hiring, incentive, retention, and career-development practices and initiatives.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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