20.228 job at Stanford

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 08:20:26 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 228.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2006 08:16:46 +0100
         From: Catherine Coleman <cncoleman_at_stanford.edu>
         Subject: Job at Stanford

Academic Technology Specialist, Visual Resources
Center, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford University

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) is one of
several centers, schools and departments
participating in the Academic Technology
Specialists (ATS) Program which places technology
experts with specific disciplinary training into
departments where they can leverage their unique
combination of skills to assists faculty in
utilizing technology in the pursuit of their research and teaching goals.

The Visual Resources Center provides an image
collection and image production services to
support the instructional program of the
Department of Art & Art History. Formerly aligned
with the Department of Art & Art History (AAH),
VRC was recently transferred to the Stanford
University Libraries & Academic Information
Resources (SUL/AIR), where it operates under the
supervision of the Art & Architecture Library.
The VRC has over 300,000 35 mm slides and 24,000
digital images and is engaged in both slide and
digital image production. The collection covers
all aspects of the study of art and architecture,
especially Greek & Roman, European, American,
Chinese and Japanese. The transfer of VRC into
the SUL/AIR system provides numerous
opportunities to leverage a department-based
visual resource operation into a campus-wide service facility.

The primary goals of the University -- teaching,
learning, and research -- are centered on the
accumulation and distribution of information
among faculty, staff, and students, and the
primary goal of the ATS is to support this
mission through practical and creative uses of
technology. An ATS position is multifaceted, and
an ATS must be comfortable managing (juggling) a
range of projects and duties that may include the
development of complex web applications and/or
databases on the one hand while assisting faculty
in acquiring new technology skills.

The ATS will play a central role in strategic
planning and program development as VRC works to
enhance and significantly expand its existing
operation. The ATS will be responsible for
leveraging technologies to achieve efficiencies
in the digital production process, developing a
back-up system for the imagebase, and designing a
stable production platform from which to move
forward. The recent incorporation of a Film and
Media Studies program into AAH will require the
addition of a digital video service for
instructional support. The VRC will also need to
expand its technological infrastructure to
support the curricular requirements for the
Electronic Media Arts program. As these VRC
services grow, the ATS will be responsible for
designing, developing and deploying the necessary
technology solutions including a major initiative
to network the imagebase, and provide VRC
services online to the larger Stanford academic community.

The ideal candidate will have a record of
innovation and creativity in leveraging
technology to make resources accessible,
understandable, and appealing to an academic
audience and demonstrated leadership and
resourcefulness in identifying and integrating
technological solutions to research and
pedagogical needs. The ability to work closely
and respectfully with VRC staff, Art &
Architecture Library staff, under the supervision
of the Head of the Art & Architecture Library, in
an extremely collegial, service-based, and
forward-looking operation, is essential.

For a full job description with detailed
responsibilities and necessary qualifications,
visit http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html
and enter the job number, 22353 in the keyword
search field. To apply for the job, select
Apply at the bottom of the job page.
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