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University of Central Oklahoma Seeks Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor

July 3, 2019

University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK seeks a Computer Science Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Position Overview:

Visiting faculty are employed by the university to teach or perform research for a limited time. This is a non-tenure track, temporary position. Service or research may be expected.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 7 academic departments. The College serves more than 3,600 undergraduate students in 26 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied Mathematical Science, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Duties include teaching day/evening, graduate/undergraduate classes in computer science and software engineering for a 12-hour load per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in scholarly activities, and in departmental, college and university meetings and committees.

Mizzou is hiring an HPC Systems Administrator

June 18, 2019

To apply go to and search for posting 29863.

To learn more about Research Computing at the University of Missouri please visit us at and for more information about the position please see

The University of Missouri is searching for a HPC Systems Administrator to help administer the high performance computing cluster and it’s applications on the MU Campus.  As a member of the team you will work on a broad range of projects internally and across the system with opportunities to specialize in a number of areas. 

This position is within the Research Computing Support Services (RCSS) group in the Division of IT, which manages the campus shared research computing, storage, and networking infrastructure and provides computing support, training, and consulting to the University of Missouri research community.  The RCSS team works to ensure that the campus’ research computing infrastructure meets the growing needs of the community.

Basic Function & Responsibilities

The HPC Systems Administrator will be a part of the team that builds, installs, and manages the hardware, software, scientific applications, and security of the campus research computing, storage, and networking environment.  Responsibilities of this position will include installing, configuring, and maintaining multiple Linux servers in a research computing environment;  creating and maintaining training materials for research computing related software and hardware; evaluating, installing, upgrading, and maintain scientific software; monitoring the operation and performance of the environment; and investigating new technologies of importance to research computing and researchers.

Essential Functions (top five critical functions) 

  • Participate as a member of a highly technical and customer-service driven team. Readily share knowledge and training with other staff members, and forge close working relationships with IT and scientific research groups across campus.
  • Install, configure, and maintain multiple Linux systems in support of research computing in a scientific Linux environment for university researchers.  Responsibilities include installation, testing, evaluation and installation of new versions and authorized modifications of the solution’s hardware, operating systems, application-layer, and some database administration work. 
  • Secure and monitor systems and consult with researchers, staff, and students on securing applications.
  • Serve as a technical consultant for sponsored research projects that require research computing services.
  • Provide documentation and training to peers, faculty, staff and students in the use of a shared high performance computing environment and associated scientific software.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with the Linux operating system and utilizing the command line interface is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computing, storage, and networking hardware is required.
  • Experience with scripting (e.g. Python, Perl, and Bash) is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative and diverse environment is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Experience with networking is highly desirable.
  • Experience in an academic research or computing setting is highly desirable.
  • Experience with an automated configuration management system is desired.
  • Ability and demonstrated use of version control management tools such as Git is desirable.

CCoE Webinar: The Trusted CI Framework: Toward Practical, Comprehensive Cybersecurity Programs

June 13, 2019

A webinar from Trusted CI.

Trusted CI’s Craig Jackson and Bob Cowles are presenting the talk “The Trusted CI Framework: Toward Practical, Comprehensive Cybersecurity Programs” on Monday June 24th at 10am Central.

Please register here. Check spam/junk folder for registration confirmation email.

In this presentation, Trusted CI will present the motivations behind and structure for the Trusted CI Framework and related implementation guidance for research. Craig and Bob will field questions, as well as discuss opportunities for the community to get be involved.

The Framework team members are Craig Jackson, Bob Cowles, Kay Avila, Scott Russell, Von Welch, and Jim Basney.

Speaker bios:

Craig Jackson is Program Director at the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), where his research interests include information security program development and governance, cybersecurity assessments, legal and regulatory regimes’ impact on information security and cyber resilience, evidence-based security, and innovative defenses. He leads CACR’s collaborative work with the defense community and an interdisciplinary assessment and guidance tem for the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. He is a co-author of Security from First Principles: A Practical Guide to the Information Security Practice Principles. Craig is a graduate of the IU Maurer School of Law, IU School of Education, and Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to his litigation experience, Craig’s research, design, project management, and psychology background includes work at the IU Center for Research on Learning and Technology and the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

Robert (Bob) Cowles is principal in BrightLite Information Security performing cybersecurity assessments and consulting in research and education about information security and identity management. He served as CISO at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (1997-2012); participated in security policy development for LHC Computing Grid (2001-2008); and was an instructor at University of Hong Kong in information security (2000-2003). His CACR contributions include research for the XSIM project and the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

Presentations are recorded and include time for questions with the audience.

Join Trusted CI’s announcements mailing list for information about upcoming events. To submit topics or requests to present, see our call for presentations. Archived presentations are available on our site under “Past Events.”

The KU Office of Research seeks a Director of the Center for Research Computing (CRC)

June 3, 2019

More information here:

This position will have oversight responsibility for the strategic planning, development, and delivery of an enterprise research computing services model for KU, meeting research objectives and their ongoing development/evolutional needs. The Director will also lead overall technology architecture discussions; contribute to tactical projects in regards to the high-performance cluster, research storage programs, and technology driven by researchers needs. The incumbent will be critical to help build consensus on architectures, serve as a steward of innovation, incubate solutions that exploit technical breakthroughs, and promote the well-being of the research community at KU. The Director will work closely with KU Information Technology in these endeavors and will report to the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Review of applications will begin on June 11, 2019 and continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified. To ensure consideration, please apply by the initial review date.