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Positions at Queens

From: Krysia Spirydowicz <spirydow<-a>
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sabbatical replacement position in Artifact Conservation
Art Conservation Program
Department of Art
Queen's University

The Department of Art at Queen's University is inviting applications
for a four-month sabbatical replacement position in the conservation
of artifacts in the Art Conservation Program, from September 1, 2008
to December 31, 2008. We are looking for an experienced individual
with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in conservation
practice and theory, with particular expertise in objects
conservation. This position involves the supervision of graduate
students in practical conservation and research, and lecturing in
the history, technology, and conservation of artifacts from
historic, ethnographic and archaeological sources. Course details
are listed below.

The successful candidate will hold at least a master's degree (or
equivalent) in art conservation with a specialization in the
conservation of artefacts, and will have significant experience in
conservation practice. Some administrative experience would be an

The Art Conservation program offers a Master of Art Conservation
degree (MAC) and interacts with fine arts (BFA) and art history (BA,
MA, PhD) programs, all within the Department of Art. Further
information may be obtained at


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.
Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the
workplace, and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities,
aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any
sexual orientation or gender identity.  All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent
residents of Canada will be given priority.

Academic professionals at Queen's University are governed by two (2)
Collective Agreements between the Queen's University Faculty
Association (QUFA) and the University, which are posted at

A candidate qualified to teach a load of 1.5 full course equivalents
or less may be eligible for appointment to a Sessional Adjunct
position, as defined by the Collective Agreement for Sessional
Adjuncts.   A candidate qualified to teach a load of 2.0 full course
equivalents or more may be considered for appointment to a Term
Adjunct position as defined by the Collective Agreement for Faculty,
Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen's University.
Remuneration will be in accordance with the applicable Collective

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae,
letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant
materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration (e.g.
letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc).  Please arrange to have
applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

    Dr. Ron Spronk
    Head, Department of Art
    Queen's University,
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Applications will be received until May 16, 2008.  Inquiries
regarding this position can be addressed to Professor Krysia
Spirydowicz, Director of the Art Conservation Program at
spirydow<-a t->queensu< . >ca

Course Details:

History Technology and Conservation of Artifacts II

The structure and characteristics of archaeological, ethnographic
and historic artifacts will be presented with an emphasis on
materials of organic origin including wood, leather, bone and ivory.
Causes of deterioration will be studied in detail along with the
materials and methods necessary for conservation treatment.
Techniques of preventive conservation will be discussed as well as
ethical issues relating to the preservation of aboriginal
collections. Half course; lecture format; two and a half term hours;
fall; on campus; 100% teaching responsibility; expected enrollment:

Introduction to Artifact Conservation Practice

Laboratory practice in the conservation of artifacts, particularly
those made of ceramics and glass. Methods of preventing further
deterioration are applied to artifacts and experience is gained in
the use of materials for conservation. Half course; lab format;
sixteen term-hours; fall; on campus; 100% teaching responsibility;
expected enrollment: 4.

Artifact Conservation Practice II

This course continues the studies begun in
<URL:> ARTC-850
with special emphasis on artifacts made of wood, leather, bone and
ivory, and those made of a number of different materials. Half
course; lab format; sixteen term-hours; fall; on campus; 100%
teaching responsibility; expected enrollment: 4.

Krysia Spirydowicz
Director and Associate Professor
Art Conservation Program
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
613-533-6000 ext. 74340
Fax: 613-533-6889

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