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Positions at Queens

From: Krysia Spirydowicz <spirydow<-a>
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sabbatical Replacement Position in Conservation Science
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 conservation
science in the Art Conservation Program from January 1, 2009 to
April 30, 2009. We are looking for an experienced individual with a
demonstrated commitment to excellence in conservation with
particular expertise in conservation science. This position involves
the supervision of seminars and research projects for graduate
students in art conservation, supervision of the conservation
science laboratory and teaching of a one-term course (lectures and
lab practice) on microscopy for conservators. Course details are
listed below.

The successful candidate will hold an MSc degree, or preferably a
PhD, in one of the sciences or engineering disciplines with
additional research experience in conservation science. Some
administrative experience would also be an asset in addition to
Canadian certification as an x-ray fluorescence user.

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 <URL:>

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 23, 2008.  Inquiries
regarding this position can be addressed to Professor Krysia
Spirydowicz, Director of the Art Conservation Program at
spirydow<-a t->queensu< . >ca

Scientific Methods for the Conservator

This course covers the theory and use of the polarizing microscope,
which enables the identification of art materials including pigments
and fibers. Other investigative techniques that will be discussed
include: microchemical tests and fluorescence microscopy. Half
course: lecture and lab format; nine and a half term-hours; winter;
on campus; 100% teaching responsibility; expected enrollment: 12.

Special Research Seminar I

This course will consist of a research seminar presented by Art
Conservation students in the Pattern II concentration during their
first year of study. Students will also be required to produce a
paper in publication-ready format, based on their presentation to
the seminar.  Half course; seminar format; winter on campus; 100%
supervisory responsibility; expected enrollment: 12.

Research Project

Research will be carried out in consultation with and under the
guidance of the instructor. Each student will conduct a research
project and produce a written report. Students will need to obtain
the instructor's permission to pursue research in an area relevant
to the field of art conservation. The course will include oral
presentations and formal reports. Half course; seminar format;
winter; on campus; 100% supervisory responsibility; expected
enrollment: 11.

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:59
                   Distributed: Saturday, May 3, 2008
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Received on Tuesday, 29 April, 2008

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