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University of Oxford


Applications are invited for the post of Director of Computing Services at the University of Oxford. As the most senior IT professional in the University, the person appointed will play a leading role in the development of IT policy across the University as a whole and manage one of the largest university computer service departments in the country, reflecting its standing in and importance to the institution. The new Director will have the opportunity to play a full part in the life of the University and to form working relationships with academic staff of the highest international standing.

The post is a challenging one and demands management skills of the highest order; considerable prior experience of management in a large computing environment (preferably in an academic or research institution but applicants from other backgrounds will be considered); knowledge of relevant technological areas; an appreciation of the strategic challenges facing complex organizations; and excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills. It is hoped to make an appointment as soon as possible. The post is permanent and the salary, which will be at the highest grade for university administrative staff, will be negotiable in the light of the qualifications and experience of the person appointed.

Further particulars are available from the University's website on http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp or from the Secretary of the Information and Communications Technology Committee at the address below (tel. 01865 270137, e-mail Nigel.Berry@admin. ox.ac.uk). Applications, with a detailed curriculum vitae (including details of current remuneration package), should reach Dr Nigel Berry, Secretary of the ICT Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD, by not later than Wednesday, 15 November 2000. They should include the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two persons to whom reference may be made, who are willing to act on this occasion, and should state the capacity in which the referees know the candidate's work.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 25 October 2000