SVC Research-RC - United States-Pennsylvania - (19001232)
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) invites applications and nominations for a visionary high-performance computing leader to serve as Director. PSC is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), that provides high-performance computing, communications, and data-handling for unclassified research to university, government, and industrial researchers. Additionally, PSC is a leading partner in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the National Science Foundation cyberinfrastructure program and the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. PSC operates in a unique environment as part of two AAU universities, with more than $1.25B of combined research expenditures, and the Director will have the support of both universities to execute a bold vision. Both universities have invested in the Center and are committed to its continued success since it is integral to key growth strategies at both institutions. For example, Pitt recently created the School of Computing and Information, and CMU recently launched the Science at CMU initiative. A strategic and visionary leader will capitalize on these assets and move PSC to the next level.
The salary is competitive and negotiable. The Director will report jointly to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at Pitt, and the Dean of the Mellon College of Science at CMU. S/he will work collaboratively with leaders across both Pitt and CMU campuses and with commonwealth and federal agencies, corporate partners, and international affiliates to set the strategic goals and vision of the Center. The Director will plan and direct the deployment of a new generation of large-scale computing and cyberinfrastructure in a rapidly changing landscape of heterogeneous computing technologies, distributed resources, and commercial "big data" platforms.
Inquires, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred) a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to: John D. McNaught Consultant to the Search Committee PSC.Director@russellreynolds.com PSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
The Director should have demonstrated leadership and management experience in high performance computing, networking, and cyberinfrastructure initiatives, as well as a clear understanding of the emerging landscape of heterogeneous commercial computing platforms (e.g., cloud). Experience in academic administration is highly desirable. The successful candidate will likely hold a doctoral degree and have an academic track record which could be appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor at Pitt and/or CMU. Candidates with commensurately significant qualifications in fields such as high-performance computing, big data, or data science, are also encouraged to apply.
Minimum Experience Level Required: 10+ years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 pm
Hiring Range: To be determined based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: Yes
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Preferred Documents: Other (review job description for more details)
Internal Number: 19001232
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.