02/11/2020

Visiting lecturer in conservation of inorganic materials

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Gothenburg
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/11/2020 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Sweden › Göteborg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    1035--1-17568

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.Visiting lecturer in conservation of inorganic materials

The Department of Conservation offers professional degree programs and research on issues of cultural heritage, landscapes, cultural environments, buildings, gardens, cultural historical objects, and interiors. In Gothenburg, we offer degree programs for building preservationists, conservators, and leaders in the field of traditional handicrafts. In Mariestad, we offer programs in building construction, garden, and landscaping crafts. For more information, see www.conservation.gu.se/english. Collaboration is an important component of what we do—collaboration among the different branches of the department, between degree programs and research, and with the surrounding society nationally and internationally.

Conservation demands expertise in a broad range of knowledge that includes fields in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences

Subject

The department seeks an experienced conservator with specialization in objects conservation.

Job assignments

The post involves teaching in the courses of conservation of inorganic materials and preventive conservation. You deliver the practical demonstrations in conservation of ceramics, glass, metals and stone of the courses, deliver the course Preventive Conservation and potentially supervise students during their bachelor thesis (15 ects).

The two courses on Conservation of Inorganic materials, aim to provide students with knowledge and skills in the preservation of archaeological, ethnographic, and historical objects made of inorganic materials. The courses discuss material characteristics, manufacturing techniques and deterioration mechanisms, how they are linked and affect the condition of the objects and thus the choice of conservation measures. Different treatment methods are discussed in theory and supplemented with practical skills training. The practical work also includes the conservation of a smaller number of objects.

The course on Preventive conservation includes both theoretical and practical aspects, covering the agents of deterioration and their effect on collections. Knowledge on risk management in museum will be considered an advantage.

Qualifications

The applicant should have a Master's degree in Conservation or what the employer assesses as the equivalent. It is desirebale that you have teaching experience in an academic environment, experience of practical conservation work in a museum or conservation laboratory on the materials listed above. Previous teaching experience will be considered an advantage. You should have good knowledge in Swedish or English, both in speech and in writing. You should enjoy working in a group, listen and communicate in an effective and flexible manner. You also have the ability to organize your work in structured manner and prioritise tasks to deliver within deadlines.

Employment

Type of employment: Temporary post during the January till May.
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Conservation, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2021-01-07

For further information regarding the position

Regarding the position, please contact:

Anneli Palmsköld, Head of the Department
+46 (0)31-786 4714
anneli.palmskold@conservation.gu.se 

 

Stavroula Golfomitsou, Program Coordinator
+46 (0)31-786
stavroula.golfomitsou@conservation.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
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How to apply

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Closing date: 2020-11-24

 

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

 

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

More Information

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciencesOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Agricultural sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    SWEDISH: Excellent
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Gothenburg
Sweden
Göteborg
41320
Guldhedsgatan 5a

EURAXESS offer ID: 574021
Posting organisation offer ID: 1035--1-17568

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