Project Head for Digital Art History, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art
CASVA, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, seeks a research associate with a PhD in art history to serve as Project Head for Digital Art History for the academic years 2014-2016. Candidates should have proven experience with digital art history projects and be able to provide guidance in the use of digital tools and methods (including database construction, website development, online publishing, and GIS mapping) for enriching and expanding existing CASVA research projects.
The project head for digital art history provides the CASVA deans with technical support and guidance for their research and special projects, including conceptualizing and writing proposals for computer-based, scholarly research projects and publications. This involves working to design applications that meet their specific scholarly goals and articulating them to the Gallery’s technical staff. The project head for digital art history also meets regularly with research teams and other Gallery staff, and creates production schedules to ensure the development and maintenance of digital projects.
The position is a full-time salaried appointment with a two-year term and option of renewal for a third year. Research Associates are employees of the National Gallery of Art and have full use of the Gallery’s library, research facilities, and services. As members of CASVA’s scholarly community they are expected to participate in ongoing meetings and programs at the Center. They are also encouraged to pursue their own scholarly research.
Applicants should have a PhD in art history or expect to complete all requirements for the PhD by September 2014. Preference is given to applicants who have not already held a regular faculty appointment. All applicants must be proficient in one or more European languages, and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.