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Position at University of Delaware

From: Joyce Stoner <jstoner>
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Faculty Position for Scientist
University of Delaware
Department of Art Conservation

Associate or Full Professor with tenure, nationally competitive
salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.  Start
date -September 2004.

The Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware seeks
applications and nominations for a senior scientist to fill a newly
created full time position in the Department of Art Conservation.
The position offers an excellent opportunity for a scientist
committed to the education and training of future conservation
professionals. Teaching responsibilities will include assisting with
established graduate and undergraduate coursework and working with
graduate Fellows on materials characterization, interpretation of
analytical data, and other independent scientific research projects
and activities.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry,
physical chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials
engineering, or a related field; strong spectroscopy and/or
chromatography background; substantial research and publication
record; evidence of excellence in teaching; and a demonstrated
interest in art conservation research. The ability to communicate
effectively with a variety of audiences and to work collaboratively
with allied professionals is essential. The successful candidate
will work closely with curators and conservators across
interdisciplinary lines. Doctoral or post-doctoral experience in
conservation science or conservation science research is desirable.
Preference will be given to applicants with research and teaching
experience and interests that complement those of our current

The Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware
administers both an undergraduate and graduate program, the latter
in collaboration with Winterthur. Our undergraduate program offers
concentrations in art conservation pre-graduate studies and
collections care. The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in
Art Conservation (WUDPAC) is a 3-year post-baccalaureate program
leading to a Master of Science degree in Art Conservation.
Conservation science is a  core strength of our Master's-level
program; 18 credits, including a comprehensive technical study
project, in conservation science are required during the first two
years of study. Students in this program study with 18 conservators
and conservation scientists (full-time and part-time faculty)
representing a broad range of conservation disciplines and
educational and training backgrounds.  Our faculty includes leading
scientists and conservators in the treatment and preservation of
paintings, works of art on paper, photographic materials, furniture,
textiles, decorative, archeological and ethnographic objects, and
architectural surfaces.

The successful candidate will be a full-time faculty member in the
Art Conservation Department of the University and an adjunct
employee of Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library.  The candidate
will work in the Winterthur Scientific Research and Analysis
Laboratory (SRAL) to conduct teaching, research, and service
activities. The SRAL at Winterthur is one of the ten best-equipped
museum laboratories in the United States (it includes ED-XRF,
SEM-EDS, UV-VIS, FTIR, GC-MS, artificial aging, and metallographic
systems) providing an ideal environment for conservation education
and research. Funding has been obtained for the purchase of
additional equipment for phase identification (Raman spectroscopy or
x-ray diffraction).  The conservation scientists work closely with
Winterthur staff in the interpretation of collections. As part of
their service requirement, the conservation scientist will assist
SRAL staff in the maintenance and purchase of research/analytical

The University of Delaware is a land-, sea- and space-grant
institution, with its main campus in Newark, DE, located midway
between Washington, DC and New York City. Winterthur is located
outside of Wilmington, DE.

Send cover letter with (1) curriculum vitae, (2) evidence of
teaching effectiveness, (3) listing of current research interests,
and (4) names and contact information of three or more references

    Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner
    Art Conservation Department
    Faculty Search Committee Chair
    Winterthur DE 19735

The curriculum vitae will be shared with departmental faculty.
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2004 and continue until
the position is filled.  The University of Delaware is an EO, AAE,
and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:58
                   Distributed: Monday, March 8, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-58-023
Received on Wednesday, 3 March, 2004

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