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A Humanities Research Computing Specialist advises Arts and Humanities faculty and students on efficient and supportable digital techniques for their research and teaching where it involves research technologies. They usually conduct training workshops on specific technologies during the academic year. They continually train and learn new technologies themselves to keep abreast of the latest developments in tools and research techniques. They develop strong working relationships with faculty, teaching staff, and instructional support and administrative colleagues. They help faculty make effective use of Harvard's vast resources, technology and otherwise, by developing and maintaining a strong understanding of the university's research environment, instructional support and other services.
A Research Computing Specialist is expected to serve comfortably as an initial contact for faculty queries and to be able to advise faculty from start to finish of a research project. They will independently plan and teach series of workshops, classes, and other events. They are expected to recommend the most cost-effective solutions to research computing needs and to approve the purchases of software licenses and peripheral equipment as well as workshop and event expenses. When available, they will manage student employees and interns of Arts and Humanities Research Computing.
In addition to the core functions of the role:
Advise library and peer HUIT units on particular technologies (e.g., Omeka, D3)
Deliver external research papers and maintain professional and collegial contact with similar research groups at other universities in the US and elsewhere.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Consulting: design and business analysis for research technology needs; liaison to help faculty locate and make use of other groups and services
Support: provide direct support to faculty and students using technology for research; includes email, phone, and in-person support; support the introduction of research technologies into the classroom.
Training: deliver formal and ad-hoc training and tutorials on research technologies for faculty, students, and technical staff; ongoing development of training materials.
Project development: implement research technologies in collaboration with faculty; produce media content, digital assets, learning objects; provide user experience consulting and usability testing for software development projects.
Project Management: Manage research technology projects as assigned. Work with project teams to establish project deliverables and track progress. Keep faculty and colleagues informed of project status and accomplishments.
Outreach & presentations: Within and beyond the University, share research technology techniques and best practices with colleagues and clients. Explore and adopt best practices from other schools and institutions. "Market" academic technology services and projects at fairs and other campus events.
Please note: Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University Information Technology is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) to assure Harvard's leadership in IT!
More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University.
To make it easier for students, faculty and staff to learn, research, teach, and work through the effective deployment and use of information technology.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary