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Systems Administrator, Data Science Institute

Techstaff is the front line of defense for computer security and oversees all systems engineering/administration needs in the Data Science Institute and Computer Science Department. The Systems Administrator will work in collaboration with other members of Techstaff to serve as the primary technical resource for Data Science Institute faculty, staff and students. We are looking for an enthusiastic computer systems administrator to join our experienced team. The Systems Administrator will learn our site’s utilities and infrastructure, gather data from users, and respond to requests from senior members of our team.

The Systems Administrator will assist the technical team with all aspects of systems management. In addition to the opportunity to work on distributed and high-performance computing (HPC) systems, in this role you will work independently to install, configure, and maintain operating systems, use best practices and systems knowledge to monitor and alert systems, utility software, and firewalls, as well as guide maintenance for production Windows and Linux servers.


Community Project Manager, Internet Equity Initiative

The Community Project Manager, in collaboration with the faculty project leads, will be responsible for supporting successful execution of the Internet Equity Initiative’s objectives, particularly in the area of integrating research and community collaboration tasks. The Internet Equity Project is a major interdisciplinary research initiative effort focused on assessing the quality and accessibility of existing broadband infrastructure, piloting alternative broadband provision solutions, and examining the emergence of new governance arrangements to build broadband equity. The Project Manager will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and staff at The Crown Family School, the Computer Science Department, and the Data Science Institute (DSI) with primary responsibility for developing and maintaining relationships with City and neighborhood-based collaborators, such as community-based organizations, civic groups, and other neighborhood stakeholders. Additionally, the Project Manager will work collaboratively with the project team to address areas of shared concern and responsibility.


Director, Internet Equity Initiative

The Internet Equity Initiative (IEI) at the University of Chicago is a new interdisciplinary research Initiative at the Data Science Institute (DSI). The IEI brings together the expertise of multiple disciplines (computer science, social science, healthcare, education, public policy) to develop technical and policy solutions to Internet and data equity challenges at a global scale. It draws on the intellectual and entrepreneurial spirit of top universities, industry, and nonprofits to bring breakthrough social and economic changes through groundbreaking research, scholarship, education, outreach, technology innovation, and training.

The IEI Director will work closely with the DSI Executive Director, faculty directors and Director of Research Programs & Strategy to lead this new Initiative within DSI. The IEI Director will build relationships with agencies and organizations working in the sector. This includes high-level partnership building, research project development and management, financial and grant management, and program and donor development. The position requires strong experience working in strategic research development, fundraising, and technical project management. The initiative seeks a highly dynamic and analytical individual who can build relationships and excel in a diverse set of responsibilities from working with partners to developing and implementing research strategy to translating academic research into policy recommendations and implementation.


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