The Spatial History Project at Stanford University, a part of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), is made possible by the generous funding of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
18 March 2013
We are now accepting applications for paid undergraduate Research Assistants for the Spring Quarter and Summer Session to work on one or more of our research projects. We seek independent and motivated students to engage in original research, and who can support a variety of projects in our lab.
Ideal candidates will have previous skills in - or willingness to learn - spatial analysis, data visualization, web or app design, statistics, writing, graphic arts, library research, or computer programming. Our data visualization projects span the digital humanities and include a wide range of tools and methodologies. Please see below of a brief summary of current research projects in the lab.
Candidates are likely to work on a variety of projects in a diverse community of experienced technical staff, driven students, and recognized faculty. Undergraduate Researchers are paid $15 per hour for a maximum of 10 hours per week during the spring quarter, and the working schedule is flexible within typical business hours of 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Summer session RA's typically work full time, 40 hours per week for ten weeks.
Current Stanford undergraduate students are eligible to apply, including those who qualify for Federal Work Study funding. Interested applicants should submit the following to Matt Bryant by 5pm on Wednesday March 27.
-Cover Letter explaining your interest in working with us, including your strengths, skills, and the types of research projects that you are interested in working on
-Resume highlighting relevant skills and qualifications
-Sample of Work best reflecting the skills you would bring to the team (e.g. class paper, artwork, hyperlink to a web-based project)