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The Institute for Advanced Study is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Computing Support Specialist



JOB TITLE:              Computing Support Specialist

DEPARTMENT:        Information Technology Group

SUPERVISOR:        Computer Manager - ITG


  • Provide computing support to faculty, members and staff.
  • Install, configure, and maintain Institute-owned computer hardware and software used by faculty, members and staff.
  • Coordinate equipment repairs as well as software fixes with outside vendors when necessary.
  • Make entries into the ticket tracking system.
  • Coordinate equipment life cycle and donation program.
  • Provide computing support and advice to users with special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree with at least two years of experience supporting computer users in an academic environment is strongly preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent analytical and problem solving skills are required.
  • Extensive knowledge in supporting Windows 7 and Mac OS X systems is required. Solid experience supporting major applications in the Microsoft Office suite and general Internet tools is required.   Linux client support experience is a plus.  Knowledge in video, graphics or audio tools is a plus.
  • Certifications in desktop support, Microsoft Office Suite applications, or Adobe Creative Suite applications are preferred.  Knowledge of computing tools used by scholars in the humanities and social sciences is a plus.
  • Exposure to a wide range of applications and devices is preferred.
  • Ability to lift forty pounds and move computer equipment short distances as well as valid driver’s license are required.

Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to or by mail to: Institute for Advanced Study, attn.: HR/comspe, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.