Assistant/associate professorship in paper conservation (repost)

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Royal Danish Academy
Institute of Conservation
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Sunday, 24 September, 2023 - 12:00

We are seeking an employee with a passion for teaching, research and dissemination of the science of active and preventive conservation of paper.

As an assistant/associate professor at the Institute of Conservation, you will be working in close collaboration with the other tutors, researchers and Bachelor, Master and PhD students, where you will play an active role in the scholarly environment. You will be teaching conservation to students in the context of the general preservation principles, preventive interventions and open science practices surrounding objects of cultural and natural heritage, within the following field: Active and preventive conservation of paper.

The appointment as an associate professor or assistant professor will be based on your qualifications. As a minimum, you hold a relevant master’s level degree and a PhD or scientific qualifications at PhD level. The position requires training and experience in conservation science. Practical experience with conservation will be an advantage.

You are familiar with, and experienced in paper conservation, ideally within book bindings, photographic materials, machine-readable media and preventive conservation generally.

Documented experience in teaching at the Bachelor and Master levels will count in an applicant’s favour, as will experience in curriculum planning and development. In particular, you should be able to demonstrate an interest in actively contributing to research-based teaching at the Institute in collaboration with the other teaching staff. As such, a proven track record in innovative teaching will count positively in your favour in the overall assessment for the position.

The Royal Danish Academy’s focus on R&D partnerships, both internally and externally in relation to industry, public institutions and other institutions of higher education, also means that documented experience in the development, funding and implementation of externally funded research projects will be an advantage, as will having a strong scientific peer network nationally and internationally.

The study programme in conservation is conducted in the Danish language. This means that the teaching is conducted in Danish but may initially be conducted in English. You are expected to gain proficiency in written and spoken Danish within two years of appointment.

Details about the academic content of the positions can be obtained on request from Head of Institute Rikke Bjarnhof,, tel. +45 4170 1641.

Please note that this is an abridged version of the post. For all information and the full description of the position, as well as the online application platform, please refer to the online job advertisements: