Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) is a national leader in large-scale computing and has had a long and successful 36-year history. PSC is a joint computational research center at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) providing high performance computing, communications, and data-handling for unclassified research to university, government, and industrial researchers. Both universities have invested in the Center and are committed to its continued success since it is integral to key growth strategies at both institutions. Further, PSC operates in a unique environment both as part of two AAU universities with more than $1.25B of combined research expenditures, and within the growing tech economy in Pittsburgh.

PSC seeks a strategic and visionary Director who will capitalize on these assets and move the organization to the next level. The Director will have the support of both universities to execute a bold vision, as PSC is a key element in their future strategic directions. The successful candidate will work collaboratively and effectively with current PSC staff, with leaders across both Pitt and CMU campuses, and with commonwealth and federal agencies, corporate partners, and international affiliates to set the strategic goals and vision of the Center. They will plan and direct the deployment of a new generation of large-scale computing and cyberinfrastructure in a rapidly changing landscape of heterogeneous computing technologies, distributed resources, and commercial “big data” platforms.

For more information about the position and application instructions, please see the full specifications here.

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