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Fellowships at Northwestern University-Art institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS)

From: Francesca Casadio <fcasadio<-at->
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Northwestern University-Art institute of Chicago Center for
    Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS)

The Northwestern University-Art institute of Chicago Center for
Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS) is seeking two
Postdoctoral Fellows to support an innovative collaborative program
of joint research, expanded access and training.  The goals of the
collaborative program are to enrich conservation science not only at
the Art Institute, but also in the wider field of conservation in
the U.S. and abroad, by strengthening the emerging ties between
science at the Art Institute and the materials-related departments
at Northwestern University.  The Center is the first of its kind to
make its resources open to both internal and external users via
merit-review proposals, within the framework of a double-pronged
approach pursuing both objects-based and objects-inspired scientific
research in the arts.

Reporting to the Center's Senior Scientist, the postdoctoral fellow
will support the research agenda of the Center.  The appointment
will be for two years, with a renewable third year by mutual
agreement, through funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Primary duties:

    Perform scientific research (a) to characterize materials,
    structures and components of artworks either in their original
    state or after aging or deterioration; (b) to improve and
    develop new treatment and preservation strategies; and (c) to
    broaden ways of studying works of art.  Conduct both applied
    research and analytical work to support broader areas of
    inquiries, as delineated in the successfully funded internal and
    external project proposals.

    Maintain working relationships with curators and conservators at
    the Art Institute of Chicago, other participating institutions,
    and with Northwestern faculty and technical staff to foster
    collaborative research projects and publications centered on
    cultural heritage science.

    Work with the Center's Senior Scientist and Directors to foster
    understanding and assimilation of results and approaches of
    scientific research in the arts among curators, conservators,
    university professors and their students, administrators, other
    staff, the general public and other AIC and NU support groups.

        Operate analytical instruments after required training

        Maintain records of research and analysis and sample
        archives.  Compile final reports for all completed projects

    Contribute to the preparation of reports to funding agencies.

    Travel to attend conferences, present papers and confer with
    colleagues in the US and internationally.

    Contribute to the production of high-level scientific research
    publications in the field of cultural heritage science and
    technical art history.

Minimum qualifications: Doctoral degree in Chemistry, Materials
Science and Engineering, Physics, or related disciplines, previous
experience in Conservation Science is desirable but not required.

Application materials consisting of a cover letter, a CV, sample
publications, and the names and contact information of three
references should be uploaded to


by March 15, 2013 for full consideration.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer.  Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate
against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age,
disability, citizenship, veteran status or other protected group
status.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United

Francesca Casadio, PhD
Andrew W. Mellon Senior Conservation Scientist
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave
60603 Chicago, IL

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