The IT Lab Assistant is dedicated to the technical and administrative needs of the IT department to collaborate and cooperate with the IT service department’s staff and the IT professors for optimum use of the available resources. The best candidate is to demonstrate competency in IT fundamentals with a formal education in the field as a major or minor. Also, good communication and presentation skills are required for demonstrating the needs, projects, and plans of the IT department to interested parties. The IT Lab Assistant will report directly to the chair of the IT department.
This is a full-time job that will terminate by the end of the contract, unless one of the party’s finds termination of the contract necessary prior to the actual ending. This should include a 60 days’ notice in advance of the termination date.
The job follows official AUIS working hours for full-time employees, with the need to be available outside the official working hours on certain and necessary occasions.
The IT Lab Assistant will be performing the following duties:
- Studying, investigating, and following up on updates and additions of hardware and software to the computing research labs and the program as a whole, including necessary maintenance.
- Demonstrating the computing research labs to prospective students and outside visitors to help recruitment and promotion of the IT program and facilities.
- Assisting the IT professors and students in preparing the computing research labs for practical sessions of certain IT courses, where conventional IT classrooms are not appropriate.
- Assisting the IT professor who is managing the IT center in everyday operations of the center.
- Keeping good record of necessary documents for accreditation purposes and providing necessary reports to the chair of the program upon request.
- Controlling access to the computing research labs to official opening times and monitoring users of the labs while accessing available hardware and software.
- Attending departmental meetings, taking minutes of the meetings as well as following up on departmental initiatives, contacts, and projects.
- Any other duties as assigned by the program chair that may be required to achieve the overall goals of the computing research lab.