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Technical Services Supervisor, Arts and Science Dean

Company: Binghamton University
Location: Binghamton
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Technical Services Supervisor, Arts and Science Dean

Binghamton University

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About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Instructional Support Specialist (SL-4)

Salary: $57,846 or commensurate with experience

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences seeks a full-time, calendar year Technical Services Supervisor to provide technical support for faculty, staff, and student research and instruction. This support includes instrument/computer repair, computer programming, 3-D printing, and fabrication of equipment/research tools using plastics, simple machining, milling, woodworking, soldering, and other materials/skills. The candidate must have demonstrated practical experience in providing technical support and in successfully conducting scientific instrument repair. The position will also require the individual to oversee a metal and woodworking shop that will be used by faculty and students and will provide oversight to ensure the shops are being used safely and efficiently. The ideal candidate will be innovative, have proven supervisory experience, have functional knowledge in most areas of oversight, experience with computer programing and computer networking, and will be considered an expert in at least half of the areas being supervised. The Technical Services Supervisor must have excellent computer and communication skills, must be flexible, must be able to support the faculty creative process, and must be able to contribute the technical support necessary to achieve faculty goals. The Technical Services Supervisor will report to the Associate Dean for Research and Programs, Harpur College.

Minimum of a bachelor's degree required. Applicants must post a cover letter, resume, and names and contacts for three references online at: Applications from underrepresented groups are especially welcome. Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Duties include:

Repair (and oversight of troubleshooting and repair) of instruments and technical equipment, installing new equipment; troubleshooting problems; performing repairs; consulting with company technicians, obtaining prices/quotes for parts and repairs; maintaining inventory of spare parts
Excellent interpersonal skills are required to facilitate face-to-face, telephone, and/or email communications with Harpur College staff, faculty, student users, and vendors
Monitor and oversee student and faculty wood and metal shop to ensure safety compliance and efficiency in operation
Support the Harpur College's research computing needs by troubleshooting and repairing computers and accessories; solving issues related to the installation and use of software packages; providing technical specifications and pricing details for the purchase/replacement of computers and accessories
Support the Harpur College's instructional computing needs by troubleshooting and repairing lab computers and accessories
Collaborate with faculty to supply innovative solutions to support research and instructional goals


Excellent computer skills including the ability to help identify, set up, maintain, and make use of team/project management software including costing and billing
Demonstrated experience in the repair of scientific equipment and instruments
Minimum of bachelor's degree
Willingness to travel to various Binghamton University locations throughout the day
Demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve goals
Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students


3-d printing for specialty parts
Technical machining
Woodworking and metal equipment expertise
Electrical or mechanical engineer background
Supervisory experience
Experience with computer programing and networking
Experience with the maintenance and repair of computers

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

Cover letter, and
Contact information for three professional references

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The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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