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The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, VA

Academic Systems Specialist

LocationWise, Virginia, 24293
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-09-06
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-05-30

Job Description:

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (located in Wise, Virginia) seeks applications for an Academic Systems Specialist in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. This is a full-time, salaried position which includes an excellent benefits package. The successful candidate will provide management and support of various departmental assets, and assist the Department’s Systems Administrator with Windows and Linux desktop and server maintenance and troubleshooting. Primary responsibilities include: maintaining the department's web page(s); maintaining the department's Moodle server and other servers; managing the department's “Maker Space” (3D printing and laser cutting); evaluating and developing software applications as needed; and assisting members (faculty and students) of the department with computer-related research needs.  To be competitive, the candidate should have in-depth knowledge of web development with full-stack experience, have experience with database systems (both relational and non), have knowledge of content management systems, have experience with computer hardware maintenance and troubleshooting, have experience with configuring and deploying virtual machines and hypervisors, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. 

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field is required. (Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.) Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a clear understanding of UVA Wise’s public liberal arts mission. This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs. Relevant certifications are a plus. Knowledge of electronics is a plus. Experience with cloud computing and cloud infrastructure is a plus.

A member of the prestigious Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is an inspiring place to work and call home. With a student faculty ratio of 13:1 and approximately 2,000 students, UVA Wise is committed to excellence in teaching, personalized attention, and individual growth, as well as to the advancement of our region through economic development. The only division of the University of Virginia located outside of Charlottesville, UVA Wise has a beautiful campus that is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. In addition to Appalachian arts and culture, on-campus wetlands and impressive geography, and a region full of opportunities for study and outdoor adventure, there are many opportunities to build partnerships with organizations, agencies, and businesses in the area and beyond. Professional staff and a dedicated senior leadership team are driven by the vital mission of ensuring access and affordability to this robust, quality higher education. The College’s student population is largely first-generation, often rural students, for whom we offer access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling work at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious universities, as evidenced recently when U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Wise as sixth in the nation for promoting social mobility.

Interested applicants for this position should apply online at Job Openings | UVA HR (virginia.edu) and complete a candidate profile that includes: 1) application, 2) cover letter, 3) current resume/CV, 4) contact information for three references and 5) unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will begin in late June 2022, but will remain open until filled. Start date will be immediate. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Employee fulfills duties as a “responsible employee” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  A Responsible employee includes any employee:  who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR.  A copy is available upon request by calling ***** or *****.

UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, military status, and family medical or genetic information.

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