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Technology Specialist for Math & Statistics, & Computer Science

Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA
  • Posted: February 28, 2023
  • Full-Time


Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's vibrant and beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, welcoming and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving approximately 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EEO) .


Our department delivers both technological services and collaborative, strategic thinking/implementation to the Whitman community. We organize ourselves into five interconnected teams: Client Services, Enterprise Technology, Technology Infrastructure, Instructional and Learning Technology, and Information Security. Throughout our collective efforts, we constantly strive to make things (even) better, perform with integrity by doing the right thing, listen and speak with care, stay hungry with curiosity, and not forget to have fun in what we do.

Read more about us here.


As part of Technology Services, our group's "bread and butter" is working closely with faculty to help them enhance and/or augment their pedagogical and scholarly goals through the effective application of technology. We passionately pursue this broad spectrum of activities in everything from helping faculty with day-to-day computing to supporting long term projects; from technical support of events, to examining and piloting exciting new uses of technology.


The Math & Statistics and Computer Science Technology Specialist will work with Math & Statistics and Computer Science faculty and Technology Services staff to develop and maintain a computing environment that supports the academic goals of the Math and Computer Sciences department(s). This position provides technology support to the faculty and students of the Math and Computer Science Departments/Programs and manages three departmental computer labs, including deployment of lab computer images, installation of software applications, hardware maintenance, and printing.


  • Manage the computer labs for the departments of Math & Statistics and Computer Science.
  • Support the technology needs of the faculty and students in the Math & Statistics and Computer Science Departments.
  • Install and configure software as needed on departmental computers.
  • Supervise departmental student employees.
  • Work with faculty to assess software applications that support their curriculum.
  • Provide input into the planning and budgeting for the Math & Statistics and Computer Science technology environment.
  • Work with Technology Services staff to integrate Math & Statistics and Computer Science systems with college-wide technology.
  • Collaborate with Technology Services staff on projects and operations, especially ones germane to Math & Statistics and Computer Science departments.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


Individuals must be able to explain and demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Demonstrated ability to advance the College's core values of diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism.
  • Ability to independently learn and apply new technologies.
  • Knowledge of and experience with command line tools.
  • Familiarity with programming and willingness to learn new programming languages and environments.
  • Ability to communicate and build effective relationships with a wide range of people.


The following attributes are not mandatory, but we hope for as many of these as possible in the ideal candidate.

Technological Experience in supporting and/or using:
  • Systems Administration in Windows and/or Linux.
  • Experience with a variety of programming/scripting languages, including bash or PowerShell.
  • Knowledge of Ubuntu Package Management System.
  • Experience using or supporting software development tools such as revision control.
  • Knowledge of math and statistics application packages such as Mathematica, R, and Stata.

Instruction and Learning
  • Experience supporting and using Learning Management Systems (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle).
  • Experience supporting in-classroom technology, such as projectors.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in technology-related field.

  • Advanced degree in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Experience working in Higher Education.


Successful applicants can expect to start between $55,800 and $61,000.


Whitman College offers a competitive benefits program that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances.

Basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage.

403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met.

Paid Time Off: 20 accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 13 paid holidays.

Tuition Remission - Dependent Children

Employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester.

Employee Assistance Program

Learn more about benefits eligibility here.


At Whitman College, we take seriously the safety of our community. Whitman is a fully vaccinated campus, requiring all employees and students to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an approved exemption. More information can be found here.


Contact Human Resources regarding requests for disability accommodation in the employment application process.


Application review will begin on January 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


February 2023

Whitman College


Walla Walla, WA
99362 USA



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