Curricular and Research Computing (CRC) provides programs and services that help the faculty and students easily and effectively use information technology in their teaching, learning and research. CRC staff routinely consult and collaborate with faculty on a range of resources from using the college’s course and content management systems to creating media rich curricular content to developing computational and digital projects in support of teaching and scholarship.
The position involves collaboration with staff and faculty across ILS and the College to ensure the provision of computing services and resources in support of the academic mission of the College.
Provides hands-on services and support to faculty, students and relevant support staff in the appropriate use of 3D technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
Contribute to the support of digital fabrication projects in teaching and scholarship.
Maintain and support CRC’s equipment, including 3-D printers and scanners, drones, VR/AR hardware and software.
Actively pursues knowledge of relevant information technology applications appropriate to a liberal arts setting and collaborates with faculty and students on evaluating and supporting established as well as newly emerging 3D technologies.
Additional Job Functions:
Works in coordination with other academic technology service points (including the Digital Media Studio and the Language Resource Center) to allocate CRC resources and provide a unified strategy for academic computational support.
Contribute to the support of computing systems critical to campus teaching and learning initiatives (including learning management and content management systems)
Contribute to the support of cross-curricular projects in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences that involve computer programming, computational modeling, augmented and virtual reality applications, text analysis, and/or the analysis of large, complicated data sets
Contribute to and develop workshops on relevant curricular technologies
Promote extracurricular use of CRC facilities, where appropriate, to provide informal opportunities for students to develop new competencies with computing technologies
Actively pursue professional development (by attending and presenting at regional and national workshops and conferences)
Other duties (including serving on departmental and campus working groups and committees) as assigned
Undergraduate degree (BA/BS/BFA) in relevant field (or equivalent experience)
2 or more years of experience providing technology support (preferably in an academic setting)
Experience staffing or managing user-focused technology facilities
Experience supporting VR/AR
Skills and Knowledge
Comfortable working with major computing operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux)
Knowledge of current data visualization practices in teaching, learning, and research across the curriculum
Knowledge of and facility with current 3-D modeling technologies
Knowledge of and facility with VR/AR hardware and platforms
Ability to communicate and work effectively with users of varied skill levels and interests