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Brigham Young University Hawaii
School of Computing, Department of Computer Science
Instructor / System Administrator Position
Brigham Young University Hawaii invites applications for one permanent
position doing system administration and teaching
programming in the Computer Science department in its School of
Computing. Position begins immediately. Review of applications is
ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants
must have demonstrated skill in open-source (linux/unix) system
administration, computer programming, and teaching, and excellent
interpersonal and communication skills. A bachelors degree is
required. A masters degree or better in CS is strongly preferred.
BYUH is consistently ranked in the top tier of Western Liberal Arts
Colleges by U.S. News. It is located on the beautiful north shore of
the island of Oahu, 35 miles from Honolulu. BYUH is a multi-cultural
campus with approximately 2300 students from over 60 countries and a
high representation from Asian-Pacific countries.
BYUH (AA/EOE) is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints and requires observance of Church standards. Hiring preference
is given to members of the sponsoring church. Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply. Compensation is competitive and depends on
experience and qualifications. Review of applications is ongoing and
will continue until all positions are filled.
To make inquiry or to submit application materials, the following
methods may be used.
Don Colton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Email attachments are welcome and encouraged.
(808) 293-3478 (Hawaii time is GMT-1000)
(808) 293-3467, to the attention of Don Colton.
USPS / FedEx / UPS
Don Colton, Chairman
CS Dept, BYUH 1854
55-220 Kulanui St
Laie, HI 96762
What Are We Really Looking For?
We need someone to do system administration for the Computer Science
department and for the School of Computing (including CS and also
Information Systems and Mathematics). We also need someone to teach
"Programming II," so this is a faculty position but not a professoral
tenure-track kind of position.
What Does System Administration Involve?
The system administrator will work extensively with Linux-based
computers, monitoring the CS lab and servers, configuring and
installing services such as DHCP, SMTP, NFS, NIS/YP, account creation,
disaster detection and recovery, etc. In this role the sysadmin will
have student workers as needed to assist. The sysadmin will be
expected to automate routine aspects of the job. The sysadmin will
also develop new capabilities for the School of Computing or for
individual faculty members as time permits. The sysadmin will be
called upon to solve problems that the student workers or other
faculty members cannot solve.
The CS department has a strong preference toward open-source software,
such as Linux, but in IS and Math Microsoft Windows is popular.
Teaching Programming II
Programming II is a required class of all students in the School of
Computing, so we are talking about 200 students per year probably in
sections of 30 students or so per class. 60% IS, 20% CS, 20% Math.
The class is largely automated at this time, but things break or need
to be enhanced. The class is taught in Perl currently, and that is
the plan for the future as well. The class includes a focus on CGI
and using MySQL databases.
Most faculty are expected to do research and produce publications.
Such is not the case for this position. The teaching is crucial but
not advanced. The system administration responsibility is at least
equal to the teaching in importance.
We are looking for a masters degree in Computer Science. We would
consider Computer Engineering or Information Systems or
We require that your programming skills are strong. We prefer that
you have demonstrated ability in Perl. We prefer that you have
demonstrated ability using Linux and doing system administration. We
may accept demonstrated aptitude and a strong expression of interest,
but demonstrated ability wins more points.
If this position interests you, send email to email@example.com expressing your
interest and giving an overview of your background. Please write this
as an in-line text document rather than as an attachment. I will
reply to you as quickly as I can, and will give you an idea of whether
you seem to match what we are looking for or not.
We also have a number in mind for the salary, based on our research
and current economic realities. The actual number that we will
negotiate with you depends on the strength of your resume and skills
as well as our sense of how the market is shifting, but if you care to
mention a salary range in your inquiry, I can give you a sense as to
whether that is doable or too high so you don't waste your time.