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Position at Queens

From: John O'Neill <oneillj<-at->
Date: Monday, June 3, 2013
Conservation Scientist
Art Conservation Program
Department of Art Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Subject to budget approval, the Department of Art at Queen's
University is inviting applications for a four-month position in
conservation science in the Art Conservation Program, from January 1
- April 30, 2014. 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 teaching of courses (lectures and lab
practice), supervision of the conservation science laboratory, and
supervision of seminars and research projects for graduate students
in art conservation. The teaching course load is 3 half-credit
courses or 9 units.  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, however this
is not required.

The Art Conservation Program offers a Master of Art Conservation
degree (MAC) and interacts with the art history (BA, MA, PhD)
program.  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.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the
Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty
Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at


A candidate qualified to teach may be considered for appointment to
a Term Adjunct position as defined by the Collective Agreement for
All Faculty, Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen's
University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective
Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment
criteria. If a graduate student is teaching a course in a different
discipline than they are registered, then they would be eligible for
appointment as a Term Adjunct.

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:

    Prof. Janice Helland
    Head, Department of Art
    Queen's University,
    Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada

Applications will be reviewed beginning August 15, 2013

Course Details:

    ARTC-802 Properties of Materials
    This course discusses organic and inorganic materials important
    in conservation. Topics covered will include the chemical
    structure, properties, degradation processes, and conservation
    treatments of the different materials. Scientific principles
    that are encountered in conservation treatment will also be
    studied. Full course; two term hours, fall and winter, on
    campus; 100% teaching responsibility, winter term. Expected
    enrollment: 12.

    ARTC-804 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;
    winter; on campus; 100% teaching responsibility; expected
    enrollment: 12.

    ARTC-898 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. Full course; fall
    and winter, possibly with some spring/summer supervisory duties,
    on campus; 100% supervisory responsibility; expected enrollment:

John O'Neill
Director and Associate Professor
Queen's University Art Conservation Program

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:1
                  Distributed: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
                        Message Id: cdl-27-1-016
Received on Monday, 3 June, 2013

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