Technical Support Specialist
The Departmental Computing Support (SCAD/DCS) position for The Center for African American Studies will provide end-user focused onsite and remote support regarding to hardware, software, and networking. Reporting to the Department Manager of The Center for African American Studies this position will directly support faculty and staff, of The Center for African American Studies. This is a three- quarter time position with full benefits.
This fast-paced, highly varied team environment requires excellent customer service skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities on a daily basis.
Specific responsibilities of the position include:
- Install, maintain, repair and support computing systems in Mac OSX 80%, and 20% Windows as well as other computing related devices including printers, scanners, iPhone, iPad, Android and other handheld system support.
- Maintain both standardized DeSC and FCP machines.
- Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair computing related issues/questions for a faculty and staff with diverse levels of IT familiarity.
- Support all Microsoft Office productivity applications; and various other departmental applications.
- Configure and maintain back-ups of all computing systems.
- Educate/train staff and faculty on proper computing techniques and best practices on an on-going basis.
- Maintain a database of all departmental IT inventory, upgrades and fixes.
- OS X Server Administration Experience - Preferably Apple Certified Technical Coordinator.
- Prepare equipment for surplus.
- Remote access, University applications including OnBase, Blackboard, Prime and Support of peripherals such as scanners, printers (local and networked), digital cameras, and removable drives.
- Support and maintain web-sites including Roxen, Wordpress and Drupal using PHP, MYSQL, CPanel online web-base forms, any mix of HTML 5, XML, CSS, Photoshop and necessary associated programs is a critical experience in this position.
- Take full advantage of training opportunities provided by the SCAD/DCS program
- Attend monthly SCAD/DCS meetings, SDST Security meetings and stays abreast of new software and hardware technologies that may benefit the department's mission
- Provides support with other equipment such as projectors, monitors, any AV as needed
- Attends CAAS staff meetings and functions as a member of the Center staff.
2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Center for African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from pre-tenure scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates in all disciplines for two postdoctoral or more senior research positions. These positions will be awarded for the academic year 2015-2016 to emerging scholars who will devote their ten-month residency at Princeton to writing about race in the national or global contexts and, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, to teaching one semester-long undergraduate course.
Postdoctoral scholars will also participate with Center faculty members and affiliated graduate students in a seminar devoted to the discussion of work in progress. In addition, they will be invited to participate in other programs, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures and will enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. Applicants should have received the doctorate within the past five years and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. The term for these positions extends from September 1, 2015 until July 1, 2016; a competitive salary will be provided.
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. A selection committee of Center for African American Studies faculty members evaluates applicants on the basis of:
- the significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the center;
- the quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the center;
- the contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about race.
Fellowship Financial Details
Postdoctoral positions at the Center for African American Studies generally run for a full academic year (September through June). The scholar’s obligations are to pursue his or her research in residence in Princeton, to attend regularly and contribute actively to one of the Seminars and to other scheduled Center activities. Postdoctoral scholars are given offices in Stanhope Hall, each of which is equipped with a computer that is connected to the Princeton University network. They also have access to laser-printing and photocopying facilities.
Support levels are calculated using the following guidelines:
- The Center's funds are limited and candidates should therefore apply for travel and research funds from their own universities and from other grant-giving institutions.
- In calculating support for each position, deductions are made for outside grants and sabbatical leave funds that a scholar may bring with him/her. Within the limits of its resources, it is the intent of the Center for African American Studies to provide a salary plus benefits that will equal, but not exceed, the academic year salary paid to a scholar at his or her home university.
- For scholars on leave with no outside support, the Center will pay the equivalent of his/her annual salary paid at his/her home university, up to a maximum to be determined by the Center on an annual basis.
- Scholars without current institutional affiliation will be paid a salary commensurate with their experience at established Princeton University rates.
- CAAS provides an opportunity for each scholar to apply for a modest fund (normally $2000) to be used for research.
Please apply on line at: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.