Visiting lecturer in painting conservation

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Tuesday, 17 December, 2019

Visiting lecturer in painting conservation

Diary id:
PAR 2019/1542
Employment level:
Fixed term
Department of Conservation
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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 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.

The department seeks a conservator with specialization in painting conservation with at least two years of experience in practice.

Job assignments
The post involves assistance in teaching and laboratory supervision and conservation treatments in the Specialisation Courses on conservation of canvas paintings, part of the MSc in Conservation. You will deliver demonstrations and supervise practical work in the conservation of canvas paintings, and contribute to organising laboratory activities related to the 10 ects course on Painting Conservation. Some of the work will involve working with guest lecturers to assist them in preparation of laboratory activities. You must possess skill in complex problem solving, methods of canvas tear repair, treatment and cleaning of paintings, and working with matte paint, among others. The position will report to Coordinator of the Course and work closely and collaboratively with colleagues.

The courses on Canvas painting aims to provide students with knowledge and skills for the conservation of canvas paintings and follows previous courses on the Scientific Analysis and a first course on Painting Conservation. The courses is heavily practically based and will involve laboratory work.

The eligibility for employment as a visiting lecturer is stated in the University of Gothenburg's employment procedure.The applicant should have a master's degree in Conservation of Paintings or what the employer assesses as the equivalent. It is desirable that you have at least 2-years of practical conservatorial work in a museum or conservation laboratory. You have good knowledge in Swedish or English, both in speech and in writing. You enjoy working in a group, listen and communicate well. You also have the ability to organize your work in a prioritized and structured manner and deliver within deadlines.

Type of employment: Temporary
Extent: 50 %
Location: Department of Conservation, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2020-01-14

For further information regarding the position
Har du frågor om anställningen är du välkommen att kontakta

Anneli Palmsköld, Head of the Department
+46 (0)31-786 4714

Austin Nevin, Masters Degree Program Coordinator
+46 7866183706

How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Attach to the application:

Personal letter.
Documentation of craftsmanship, such as employer ratings, list of completed assignments, photo / film documentation or the like.
Outline of teaching experience.
Certificates and other documents that you wish to claim.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: December 17, 2019

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

Salary is determined on an individual basis.