Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) is seeking to hire three positions to support the Revs Program at Stanford (http://revs.stanford.edu). This program is a transdisciplinary research program, dedicated to the study of the past, present and future of the automobile, arguably the most important technological innovation of the 20th century. The program will explore the automobile’s relation to and impact on the history, culture, economy, science and technology of modern society.
SULAIR has posted three positions to staff the Libraries’ four year engagement in the program:
- Academic Technology Project Manager (Job ID 43760), to serve as the project manager and functional lead
- Digital Library Software Engineer (Job ID 43758), to develop web applications and a collaboration site for the program
- Digital Library Software Engineer (Job ID 43757), to build the repository infrastructure and services to handle the digital output of the program
As a part of the program, SULAIR will support the dissemination of scholarly research on the automobile; provide digital access to a collection of over two million items relating to automotive history, racing and technology; and develop a system and service to build and sustain an online automotive community. Members of the team will play integral roles in building the world’s leading center on the study of the impact of the automobile on the 20th and 21st century. They will also join Stanford’s vibrant digital library development program, and adopt and contribute to the development of innovative open source software to meet the full needs of the program and academic community it supports.
This program presents a unique blend of academics, technology, library & archival practice, mass digitization, and digital library development. Candidates with intellectual curiosity, a drive for technical innovation, and an interest in automobilia are particularly encouraged to apply.
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