Recruitment Period
Open date:
January 8th, 2019
Next review date: January 22nd, 2019

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: February 8th, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Department of History of Art, University of California at Berkeley, seeks a full-time Academic Coordinator to lead its Visual Resources Center, reporting to the Chair of the Department and supervising a Visual Communication Specialist, a Digital Curator, and student assistants. The Coordinator oversees all aspects of building and maintaining analog and digital image collections and is tasked to develop a new “V-Lab,” a real and virtual site for teaching, research, support, and exploration in digital art history. Advising, training, and consulting as necessary, the Coordinator will collaborate with faculty and students on existing and new digital projects in teaching and research, in cooperation with other campus digital humanities initiatives and in outreach to initiatives elsewhere. The Coordinator is responsible for acquisition and oversight of high-end imaging equipment and helps develop funding initiatives for the VRC/V-Lab and digital art history at Berkeley. The Coordinator will develop frameworks and forums for digital art history such as an electronic research portal, course modules, and workshops on current developments.

The Academic Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Supervises all aspects of building and maintaining the digital collections of the Visual Resources Center, including digitizing and cataloging/publishing and technical and research support
  • Develops “V-Lab” in VRC space, a real and virtual site for teaching, research, support, and exploration. In V-Lab context, collaborates with and advises faculty and students on digital art history and provides training and support for digital initiatives in teaching and research
  • Helps initiate and implement digital art history teaching support and academic research projects, in collaboration with other campus digital humanities and similar units and other institutions
  • Responsible for oversight of departmentally-held high-end imaging equipment in departmental teaching and research space
  • Develops funding initiatives for VRC/V-Lab and digital art history teaching and research in History of Art
  • Engages in campus and international outreach appropriate to further development of digital art history teaching and research in History of Art at UC Berkeley
  • Supervises staff and student employees in the Visual Resource Center

An advanced degree or enrollment in an advanced degree program is required at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Three years' experience in advanced visual imaging technologies in art history, including navigation of major image data bases, current visualization and presentation technologies, and image licensing, in college/university and/or museum/collection contexts.
  • PhD (or equivalent international degree) in art history/visual studies.
  • Demonstrable familiarity with current technology and issues in digital humanities.
  • Working knowledge of major scholarly language of art history other than English (e.g., Spanish, German, Chinese).
  • Experience in visualization, image processing, 3-D modeling and reconstruction, and laser scanning.
  • Experience giving academic and training consultations and presentations in digital art history.
  • Experience in substantial collaborative projects in digital art history.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of contributions to diversity (statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity), and 3 letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Salary range - 51,751 - $98,522, commensurate with experience. For information regarding the universities comprehensive benefits package, please go to: belonging.html

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their work.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Job location: Berkeley, CA


  • Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

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