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Position at University of Gothenburg

From: Elizabeth E. Peacock <elizabeth.peacock<-at->
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Associate professor in Conservation specializing in paintings
Department of Conservation
University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden

Permanent post, 100%
First day of employment: as agreed upon

Reference number: PER 2013/253

Conservation specializing in paintings conservation

Specific subject description The Department of Conservation at the
University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden offers professional
degree programs and conducts research into cultural heritage issues,
landscapes and cultural districts, buildings, gardens, cultural
heritage objects, and interiors. In Gothenburg the department offers
degree programs in building conservation, object conservation, and
leadership in traditional and cultural heritage handicrafts. At the
Mariestad campus the department offers degree programs in
traditional building craftsmanship, garden handicrafts, and
landscape conservation. For more information, visit


Collaboration is an important aspect of what we do:  collaboration
among the various branches of the department, between undergraduate
programs and research, and with the national and international
community around us. A career in conservation demands expertise in a
broad field of knowledge that encompasses areas in the natural
sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Conservation and
development of our cultural heritage also demand a particular
expertise in documentation, interpretation, and analysis in the
practice of cultural heritage conservation.

Job assignments: Applicants must have specialized expertise or
particular mastery of paintings conservation. The position includes
planning, teaching, leading, and developing courses at undergraduate
and master's levels, as well as advising students with master's
theses. Work with the doctoral program and other departmental
responsibilities may be required, as well as research and
development work in the field of paintings conservation. The
position requires deep knowledge and long experience in the practice
of paintings conservation, as well as advanced skill in planning and
collaboration, carefulness, social skills, flexibility, and
creativity. The ability to teach in either Swedish or English is a
requirement. Applicants are expected to be able to teach in Swedish
within two years of accepting the position.

Eligibility: The hiring process for this position will follow the
grounds for qualification established in the Higher Education
Ordinance Ch. 4, Par. 4, Pt. 1. A doctoral degree or equivalent
scientific qualification is required.

Assessment: In judging an applicant's qualifications, equal weight
will be given to teaching skills and to scientific or professional
skills in the field of paintings conservation. In evaluating
teaching skills, particular emphasis will be placed on experience
with planning, organizing, and leading courses and on documented
experience of teaching and advising in the field of paintings
conservation. In evaluating professional skills, particular emphasis
will be placed on expertise and experience of practical conservation
work in the field of paintings conservation. After teaching and
professional expertise, scientific skill is the next most important
ground for evaluating applicants. In evaluating scientific skills,
particular attention will be paid to scientific expertise in the
field of paintings conservation. The applicant should have a natural
science and interdisciplinary foundation, and the applicant's
scientific skills should be documented primarily with publications
in scientific journals with internationally recognized peer review.
Another important aspect of scientific skill is documented advanced
ability to secure research grants from research foundations and
other external funding sources. Experience working across
professional boundaries and/or in multi-disciplinary collaborations
is of merit.

Appointment Procedure: The selection process will include assessment
by external reviewers, interviews, guest lectures, and/or research

Personal circumstances (e.g. parental leave) will be taken into
account in the assessment of qualifications and must be specified in
the application.

The position is a full time permanent position, with starting date
as soon as possible.

The application is submitted using the University of Gothenburg
online Job Application portal. It is to be written in English and
addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Science. Together with your
application the following should be attached:

    CV, including publications list, and other documents that the
    applicant wishes to be considered. Documents related to teaching
    experience should also include information about the extent and
    level of teaching done and evaluations of its quality. The
    applicant's record of research funding should be clearly stated
    giving the actual amounts.

    A summary of the applicant's experience of research, teaching
    and cooperation with the local community (maximum 5 pages).

    A description of current and planned research as well as other
    planned activities relevant to this position (maximum 3 pages).

    A maximum of 10 publications and a motivation for choosing

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunity, equality
and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years
after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from
those hired and from those who appeal the decision will not be

For further information and application details go to:


                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:3
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

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