This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it offers a selection of opportunities for finding the right career or job for you.
This site lists the criteria for numerous career options - some have links to other relevant websites.
Academic job listings are found in the CAA's publication Careers, but this website includes updated listings on awards, internships, grants, etc., as well as professional advice, in the sections 'Career Development' and 'Resources and Opportunities'. Note: you must be a CAA member to obtain full job listing information.
Formerly ChronicleVitae; online career hub for higher education. Can browse Faculty jobs by discipline.
Lists openings in museums and other cultural institutions; also has a resumé-posting option.
Job listings as well as resources for both emerging and established scholars (account log in required to view job postings).
This very active listserv has numerous position openings (use "Search Archives" feature).
The largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for Ph.D.s in humanities, social sciences, and STEM. UCSB graduate students or postdoctoral scholars have access to premium content on the VPhD website free of charge, including discussion forums, job postings, and career profiles written by Ph.D.s who were hired ?outside of academia.
A listing of academic and museum job searches taking place during the 2020-2021 academic year, for jobs starting 2021.
Career Resources & Professional Organizations
Job listings and opportunities for image media professionals, including art and architecture librarians, image curators, and archivists; check also the VRA's Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students group for further employment and internship opportunities.
Recent job postings art librarians, as well as arts administrators, curators, and other visual resources professionals.
Jobs regularly posted here for museum information professionals.
UCSB does not offer a degree in architecture. However, on the websites of the organizations listed below, students can find information about studying architecture towards a professional career.
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) . This is an excellent resource to learn about the various routes to study for a degree in architecture, including information for students with a non-architectural first degree. Check out in particular the ACSA Student Resources section Study Architecture .
- American Institute of Architects (AIA) .
- American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) . The AIAS serves as the "incubator" for the architecture profession.
- National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) , especially the section Architecture Programs .
Recommendations for how students can develop their interest in architecture while studying at the Department of History of Art & Architecture:
- Declare a major in the History of Art & Architecture, either with an Emphasis in Architecture & Environment or take as many courses in architectural history as the major requirements allow.
- Organize independent research with faculty in the department who are working in architectural history and architecture.
- Take courses in UCSB's Spatial Studies , and even combine a major in History of Art & Architecture and an Emphasis in Architecture & Environment with a minor in Spatial Studies .
- Take courses in UCSB's Department of Art . Note that these courses are often oversubscribed and Art Majors may have priority.
- Develop drawing and drafting skills by taking such courses as, for example, freehand drawing, architectural drafting, AutoCAD and 3-D computer programs. In addition to UCSB, check out Santa Barbara City College for relevant courses.
- Research, with places to start:
- For information about architecture schools in the U.S., see National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Architecture Programs School Search. Accessed 9 Sept 2020.
- For general architecture school rankings, see The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 by subject: Arts and Humanities. Accessed 8 Sept 2020.
- For rankings for Master of Architecture programs, see Best Architecture Master’s Ranking 2020, published August 2020. Accessed 8 Sept 2020.
- For information and statistics on the architect profession in the U.S., see Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Architects. Accessed 9 Sept 2020.
- For information on which design tools are necessary for a successful career in architecture, see American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), "Software Survivial Guide," (published n.d.), and "Best architecture software of 2020: digital design for buildings and models," TechRadar (published May 21, 2020). Accessed 8 Sept 2020.
- For checklists on what to do to become an architect, see National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Destination Architect: Your Guide to Becoming an Architect, and the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Students: You want to be an architect, Accessed 9 Sept 2020.
- For a White Paper on securing your first job after graduation, see American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), "How To Get A Job In Architecture," AIAS.org (published May 2018).
- For COVID-19-related resources, see American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), COVID-19 Student Resources, (published n.d.). Accessed 9 Sept 2020.
- Explore UCSB's departments of Mathematics and Physics to determine if they offer appropriate courses that meet or supplement requirements for any architectural programs you might consider entering after your time at UCSB (check with the school's architectural program about required course work).
- Organize an internship with architects, landscape architects, municipal and county architects and planning offices, non-profit organizations working, for example, in the field of housing and sustainable architecture. History of Art & Architecture majors may be able to obtain course credits for internships; contact the Undergraduate Advisor for more information.