Chief Information Officer Engineering Technical Services (ETS) College of Engineering
The Ohio State University
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The College of Engineering
Ohio State’s College of Engineering and Knowlton School of Architecture strive to foster a learning culture that prepares students to be key contributors to society through their technological, professional and personal skills. Our faculty and our students thrive in an environment of new ideas and concepts that expand the understanding of science, engineering and architecture. In addition to being an innovative leader in engineering and architecture education, we endeavor to fulfill our university’s land-grant mission of advancing Ohio’s economic mobility, competitiveness and standard of living through our contributions toward technology and creativity, continuous improvement, a diverse workforce and lifelong learning. The college also is firmly committed to and a catalyst for the University’s Discovery Themes – Energy and Environment, Food Production and Security and Health and Wellness.
Engineering Technology Services
The Engineering Technology Services (ETS) maintains a computing environment in which faculty, staff and students can collaborate on research, instruction, and administration. This is achieved through a hybrid model that centralizes a set of core services and empowers frontline system engineers. The core of our centralized infrastructure is a model for the deployment and maintenance and through a central resource pool of over 50 information technology technicians provides top-tier service in four broad domains: Infrastructure, Support Services, Research Computing and Compliance, and Application Development. Additionally, ETS provides service and support to Center start-ups, projects, emergency situations, and under-served departments.
Chief Information Officer Overview
The Chief Information Officer is an extraordinary leader and strategic planner that ensures technical implementations that promote service-centric solutions. The CIO focuses on supporting the College's outstanding research endeavors, academic mission and outreach programs while striving to advance goals that are outlined in the College's strategic plan. The CIO is an integrator of people and process and draws from their vast experience managing complex technical environments in a federated model of central and distributed staff, systems and services. The CIO is a thought leader and oversees the department of Engineering Technology Services (ETS). The CIO commands the prowess, demonstrated experience and passion to advance ETS in their efforts to further define, implement and advance centralization of IT in the College and evolve the shared service model. The CIO will define strategy for and provide leadership to the College ETS staff and its supporting infrastructure. The CIO will serve as a member of the College executive leadership team and be responsible for advising on matters related to the use of technology in support of the College's mission. The CIO will represent the College to the university's Office of the CIO, and to other intramural peer organizations and extramural constituencies. The CIO will be expected to track emerging technologies, determine their applicability to the College and its mission and advise and recommend accordingly. The CIO will lead the College's efforts in technology planning, policy development, information security and integrity, and budgeting.
The Strategic Plan of the College of Engineering at Ohio State (http://engineering.osu.edu/strategic-plan) articulates an ambitious course of discovery and learning to enable achievements of significance with excellence that is obvious. Engineering Technical Services (ETS) are a key facilitator of the College's faculty, staff and students, and we seek an experienced, dynamic and forward-looking individual to lead our efforts in this critical area. Key performance objectives for the CIO include, but are not limited to:
Ensure effective planning and implementation of information technology projects.
Set and achieve strategic initiatives in a complex and changing environment.
Represent the College and its interests at the University level and with peer institutions.
Evolve the IT organizational structure to support and expand a shared service model.
Promote a culture that celebrates diversity of thought and people and encourages mutual respect.
Remove technical barriers and design an infrastructure for agility.
Protect critical systems and proactively respond to emerging threats and vulnerabilities.
Improve and measure service delivery (ITSM).
Additional Information for Applicants::
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at visit.osu.edu/experience.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Requires the successful completion of a background check.
In view of our aspirations and the nature of this opportunity, we seek candidates who have achieved broad recognition for their professional accomplishment and contribution, have a capacity for administration and leadership, and a demonstrated ability to think progressively. For the best candidate, we offer a vibrant research and learning environment at one of the largest, best equipped and most connected academic research platforms in North America. Additionally, the successful candidate must meet the following criteria:
Bachelor's Degree in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or a closely allied field.
Over 15 years of experience in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or a closely allied field.
Understanding and insight in academic technologies, client services, enterprise systems, risk management and IT security.
Demonstrate success in progressively responsible management capacities in the area of or related to academic information technology.
Demonstrate ability to lead the development and implementation of long-range strategic plans.
Evidence of an evolved and practiced leadership style with experience in managing multiple, cross-functional teams.
Ability to engage and influence senior level management and key stakeholders.
Demonstrate success in delivering large-scale programs on-time and within budget.
Ability to influence and engage faculty and senior leaders to drive strategic priorities.
Experience leading in and contributing to diverse environments.
Evidence of an evolved and insightful organizational philosophy as it pertains to IT administration.
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field.
Over 10 years of technology leadership in an academic environment and/or higher education.
Experience implementing University IT policies and guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to grow and/or sustain operational excellence where systems and teams ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of service.
Evidence of participation at the national level in the academic IT organization community.
Target Salary: Negotiable
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Cente...r, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.