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Subject: Position at University of Oslo

Position at University of Oslo

From: Mimi Koppang <mimi.koppang>
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 1998
Professor/Associate Professor in Objects Conservation
Department of Archaeology, Numismatics and History of Art
University of Oslo, Norway

The professorship will be attached to a newly established Section
for Conservation Studies which is part of the Department of
Archaeology, Numismatics and History of Art. This section also
comprises a professorship in Art Conservation, a study consultant
and a engineer/conservator. The study programme will be organized in
cooperation with the two Conservation Units of the University Museum
of National Antiquities. Classes will commence in August, 1998. This
post is now filled temporarily until January, 1999.

The professor will be responsible for organizing all aspects of
teaching within the field of objects conservation. This comprises
the treatment of organic and inorganic materials, preventive
conservation, technical investigations and documentation, materials
science, the history of technology, and conservation chemistry. The
professor will teach in accordance with an approved study programme.
He will be expected to teach many of these subjects at all levels,
and will appoint or engage part-time teachers to cover subjects not
otherwise offered by the Department. At some future time, graduate
studies in conservation will be established. The professor will
participate in the work of the Department in general, and take part
in the administrative duties which fall upon the academic staff.

Within his or her normal working duties and academic competence the
person appointed may also be required to do work outside his own

The person to be appointed must provide documentary evidence of
academic qualifications in one or more areas of objects conservation
or chemistry, and must in addition to depth also provide evidence of
academic breadth. He or she must also document wide experience in
activities relevant to conservation and scientific qualifications in
one or more of the teaching subjects. Consideration will also be
given to large conservation works, if documented.

In accordance with current regulations weight will, when applicants
are assessed, be placed on their written works and on their
academic/professional contribution of other kinds, as well as on
their pedagogical and administrative qualifications.

A knowledge of Norwegian and Norwegian culture is deemed to be an
advantage. An applicant who does not know Norwegian, Swedish or
Danish will, if appointed, be expected in the course of two years to
learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all
the activities (pedagogical and administrative) the post may

If several applicants are deemed to possess approximately equal
qualifications after the academic/professional and the pedagogical
and other qualifications have been assessed, a female applicant will
be ranked before a male applicant.

If no applicant is found to possess qualifications for a
professorship, the post may be filled as associate professor.
Applicants are asked to state whether they are interested in such a

Salary for professor is NOK 353 500. Salary range for associate
professor is NOK 293-700-340 500 according to qualifications.

Final date for application is 31st of March 1998

Applicants should ask for the following:

    Rules concerning the procedure for appointments to

    Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence
    for appointments to permanent  academic post which includes
    teaching duties

    Guidelines for applicants for professorships

Please contact

    Erling Skaug
    Universitetet i Oslo
    IAKN, Avd. for Konserveringsstudier,
    Frederiksgt 3, 0164 Oslo
    +47 22 85 93 23
    Fax: +47 22 85 93 23

    Mimi Koppang
    mimi.koppang [at] iakn__uio__no

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:76
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