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Systems Administrator — Information Technology Services

August 21, 2017


Earlham College invites applications for the position of Systems Administrator in Information Technology Services. This is a full-time administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full benefit package.

The Systems Administrator will work closely with the Senior Systems and Security Administrator to provide a reliable, secure and efficient server environment for the Earlham College community. Earlham’s server environment is a mixture of Unix and Windows based systems, running in a VMware virtualized environment. Primary operating systems are FreeBSD, CentOS, RHEL and Windows Server 2008 / 2012. He or she is expected to resolve problems, complete projects, respond to service requests promptly, and should be able to work equally well as a member of a team or individually.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


  • Manage centralized Server environment and associated equipment.
  • Provide a reliable, secure and efficient server environment for the community.
  • Provide day-to-day support of system-related service requests.
  • Maintain a high level of security throughout the server environment.
  • Participate in the work of Information Technology Services as needed.
  • As a member of the Earlham College faculty, participate in the work of the faculty: attending faculty meetings, and if nominated, serving on faculty committees.


  • Install, configure and maintain the OS and applications on all servers as needed.
  • Implement patches and upgrades as needed.
  • Write programs to provide integration and automation of services as needed.
  • Provide user training for system and application services when necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in ITS to complete projects in a timely fashion.
  • Participate in intra-departmental projects and committees as appropriate.
  • Work with outside vendors and consultants as needed.
  • Share on-call responsibilities for critical service outages.

Experience & Qualifications


  • Three or more years of UNIX/BSD system administration.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining a secure, reliable and robust production server environment.
  • Ability to write UNIX based scripts and programs.
  • Ability to document processes and procedures.
  • Ability to resolve problems, complete projects and respond to service requests promptly.
  • Ability to work equally well as a member of a team or individually.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Experience in the configuration, installation and support of FreeBSD, CentOS, RHEL and Windows 2008 / 2012 servers.
  • Experience with Directory Services (OpenLDAP / Active Directory).
  • Experience with VMware.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume along with the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone: 765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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