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Positions at University of Oslo

From: Douwtje van der Meulen <d.l.v.d.meulen>
Date: Friday, June 4, 2004
Associate Professor in Art Conservation (two positions)
Department of Archaeology, History of Art and Conservation
University of Oslo

Further information from:

    Christopher Prescott
    Head of Department
    christopher.prescott [at] iakk__uio__no
    +47 22 84 19 08


    Niels Christian Hervig
    Administrative Head of Department
    n.c.hervig [at] iakk__uio__no
    +47 22 84 19 07

Pay grade: 54-61 (dependent on qualifications)
Closing date: July 26, 2004
Ref. No.: 04/5013 (position no 1) and 04/5014 (position no 2)

3 Sets of the application, curriculum vitae, certified
certificates/testimonials and academic publications (a maximum of
10) must be sent before the deadline to:

    The Faculty of Arts
    PO Box 1079
    Blindern, N-0316
    Oslo, Norway

For further information about the department, please see

The appointee must document academic qualifications in art
conservation, technical art history, and/or chemistry related to the
conservation of fine art. He or she will participate in the
implementation of the new master programme in art conservation and
co-operate with the object conservation staff at bachelor level on
the courses "Collection Care and the Technical Study of Museum
Objects" and "Foundation Course in Conservation". For the most part,
teaching covers conservation of painted art (painted wood and
canvas): preventive and remedial conservation, technical analysis
and documentation, material studies, technical art history and
chemistry with particular weight placed on methods of conservation
and historic materials.

The appointee will be required to lead and initiate research,
teach, supervise and participate in exams at all levels, including
administrative  duties in accordance with existing rules, and in
cooperation with the Department's leader and board.  Within his/her
normal working duties and academic competence, the appointee may
also be obliged to undertake duties outside the Department. The
appointment is made with the reservation of changes in work tasks as
decided by the Faculty of Arts.

The two positions will be assessed together in order to fulfill the
Department's needs. Appointment to position no. 1 demands academic
qualifications in chemistry combined with either academic
qualifications in art conservation, or at least 5 years of practical
experience associated with the conservation of fine art. Applicants
with academic qualifications in art conservation and the technical
art history will be preferred for position no. 2. The applicants are
asked to indicate if they wish to be considered for one or both

The minimum requirement for appointment is a completed doctoral
degree or equivalent academic qualifications. The appointees must
have completed examination in conservation of pictorial art at
University level or equivalent. Applicants with scientific
qualifications and broad experience of research in conservation
related fields will also be considered. The appointees must document
long and broad experience in conservation as well as academic
qualifications in one or preferably several of the above mentioned
teaching areas. The importance of conservation/restoration work
carried out by the applicant will also be taken into consideration.

When the qualified applicants are ranked, weight will be placed on
pedagogical qualifications, teaching experience and other out-reach
work, as well as research management and participation in research
projects. Other desirable criteria include management and
administrative experience, good co-operational skills and personal

If no applicant presents the necessary qualifications, a temporary
appointment for a maximum of 3 years might be offered, provided that
the applicant may qualify within the time allowed as stated in
section 5(1) of the Regulations issued pursuant to the Civil Service

Basic pedagogical competence will be required from all applicants
and must be documented. If the applicant chosen for the position
does not possess the necessary pedagogical qualifications, he/she
must obtain these within 2 years.

On the appointment of a candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian,
Swedish or Danish, the appointee will be expected to learn enough
Norwegian in the course of two years to be able to participate
actively in all functions the position may involve.

As a general rule an interview will be used in the appointment
process, and it may be appropriate to require trial lectures. The
interviews will be held in English.

The University of Oslo wishes to employ more women in academic
positions. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.

The applicants shall specify those works or parts of works that he
or she desires to be given particular weight when the assessment is
being made. The number of academic publications submitted shall not
exceed ten.

Please refer to "Rules for appointments to associate professorships"
and "Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical
competence for appointments to permanent academic posts which
include teaching duties":

Douwtje van der Meulen
Lecturer in Archaeological Conservation
Institute of Archaeology, History of Art and Conservation
Department of Conservation Studies
Postboks 1019 Blindern
0315 Oslo

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:72
                   Distributed: Friday, June 4, 2004
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Received on Friday, 4 June, 2004

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