Job: Director of Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

Dear colleagues,

Please consider coming to be our Director of Academic IT Services

*Director of Academic IT Services*
IT Services, Central Oxford
In the region of £70,000 p.a.
Closing Date: 1 December 2014

We are looking for an experienced, highly skilled and strategically-minded individual to lead the Academic IT Group of IT Services, managing a group of over 30 highly skilled staff.

The group works with academics, students, and staff to assist in the effective use of technologies for teaching, learning and research. It develops and supports the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE); offers services to record and publish lectures, seminars and events; and develops collections of reusable and open educational materials. The group also provides guidance to Oxford academics in support of research projects from provision of websites, to assistance with research data management, software selection, and collaborative tools.

As Director of Academic IT, you will co-ordinate and promote a range of services offered at local, national and international level and be responsible for the strategic development of the group reflecting the priorities of Oxford University and IT Services. You will also work with Pro-Vice Chancellors and other Oxford units in the development and implementation of a digital education strategy.

– Do you have extensive knowledge of current e-learning and e-research initiatives?
– Do you have a vision for the future of digital technologies in learning, teaching and research?
– Do you have the motivational skills to develop this at a world-leading university?
– Are you aware of current trends in the provision of IT services within Higher Education?
– Do you have excellent management skills?

If so we look forward to hearing from you.

You are expected to have a high level of knowledge, intellectual capacity, reasoning and analytical skills to degree level or equivalent (which may be in experience).


[On behalf of Dr James Cummings,, Academic IT Services, University of Oxford.]

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