The Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) is a staff member of the Stanford University Libraries, closely collaborating with (and jointly funded by) the University's Department of History. The ATS's primary responsibilities are to promote, develop, and deploy innovative technological solutions in support of research, pedagogy, and publication. The ideal candidate will have a record of innovation and creativity in making technology accessible, understandable, and appealing to an academic audience. The ATS must demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the ideas and practices that form the foundation of instruction and research in History. The History ATS is expected to bring the leadership and technical expertise necessary to envision and execute exceptional, innovative projects for faculty in the Department of History and often as part of a team of SUL staff in providing such support. Within the Department of History this will involve innovations in pedagogy and research, and in the department's Web presence. The ATS should be able to guide students in pursuing digitally based research and methodologies, assist faculty and students in developing digital presentations, and guide faculty in understanding some of the possibilities for incorporating a digital component into their work. This is a job for an historian with technical expertise, enthusiasm for digital methods, and a desire to push faculty and students to explore new methodologies and build things with us.
The ATS will have an office in the History Department, engaging independently with faculty and students in that department, and reporting to a manager in the Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR); the ATS will work frequently with CIDR colleagues as well as the various Library Curators and Departments; all Library staff, namely the ATS for History, CIDR colleagues, and the Library Curators, will communicate and coordinate among themselves on regular and as needed bases in supporting research, teaching, and learning emanating from the History Dept. In particular, the ATS serves as a conduit for knowledge and leveraging of the Libraries' digital resources and infrastructures in the History Department, as well as advocating and fostering in the Libraries an appreciation for the needs of the Department and of the profession more broadly.
Stanford's Academic Technology Specialists always work in alignment with the University's commitment to excellence in education and its general vision to improve teaching, learning, and research by implementing and developing new technologies.
Assist with providing departmental academic staff support for use of technology in teaching, learning, community building and/or research. Oversee or provide assistance in the direct integration of technology into course curricula, extracurricular or co-curricular learning, library products and services, and/or research projects.
Lead the development and/or adoption of resources, seminars, courses, or workshops to disseminate information about uses of technology.
Actively encourage and support the use of computer-based tools by developing and implementing new tools and resources for instructors or students, assisting them with the tools, disseminating knowledge of these tools throughout the program or university, and creating and supporting an infrastructure that allows use of the tools in research, teaching and learning.
Lead projects to develop innovative uses of technology for research, student learning, library applications, and/or community building. Consult on development of software applications, or work with on- or off-campus resources to develop or adapt software solutions.
Consult with and help instructors, library staff, and/or departments to incorporate technologies into faculty research projects, course design and curricula and/or co-curricula in support of student learning goals.
Stay abreast of educational and library technology research and participate in academic and professional conferences.
Provide outreach and advocacy within and across departments for effective uses of educational technology in the classroom, in research, and in the library.
Teach or co-teach occasional classes in digital scholarship techniques and methods, and engage professionally in related scholarship through publication and other research presentation.
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