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Position at Buffalo State College

From: Meredeth Lavelle <lavellma<-at->
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Assistant Professor of Conservation Science
Art Conservation Department
Art Conservation Department
SUNY Buffalo State

Applications are invited for the tenure track faculty position of
Assistant Professor of Conservation Science in the Art Conservation
Department, SUNY Buffalo State. This department is one of the few
graduate programs in North America offering instruction in the
theory and practice of the conservation of works of art and other
cultural artifacts. An intensive three-year curriculum leads to the
award of the M.A. degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Art

Duties/responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach lecture
and laboratory courses in conservation science focusing on organic
sciences. Responsibilities include the mentoring and guidance of
highly motivated students in mastering their understanding of
concepts related to conservation science. The appointee will
actively engage in the development of the science curriculum and be
responsible for helping to maintain scientific instrumentation,
laboratories and replenish supplies. The appointee will also take an
active role in the life of the department, such as serving on
department and college committees, and participating in department
and college events. It is expected that faculty actively pursue
research, scholarship and creative activities that advance the
understanding of the materials, techniques, or analysis of art or
cultural objects and that the results be disseminated through
professional presentations and/or publications.

Required qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a physical
science such as chemistry, materials science or biology; show
evidence of a high level of commitment to and experience in teaching
at the college level, display effective communication skills and
possess experience carrying out successful research projects germane
to conservation in collaboration with other scientists; a well
established research and publication record; and a willingness to
commit to Buffalo State's mission, vision and core values.

Preferred qualifications: Specialization in 1) chemistry especially
organic and polymer chemistry; 2) doctoral or postdoctoral
experience in conservation science research or research immediately
relevant to conservation of art and other objects of material
culture; 3) experience with GC-MS, FTIR, RAMAN, DSC and other
scientific instrumentation related to the analysis of works of art.
4) Familiarity with new developments in conservation science;
5)involvement in the professional conservation science community as
demonstrated by publications, conference presentations, workshop
participation, and other evidence of scholarly and creative
activity;  6) evidence of ability to work cooperatively and
collegially within an interdisciplinary work environment.

Applicants should electronically submit: 1) A cover letter
explaining how credentials apply to required and preferred
qualifications; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Teaching Philosophy; and 4)
The names and contact information of three references.  Review of
applications will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the
position is filled.  The position will begin in January 2014 or
shortly thereafter. Appointment is contingent on budget approval.
All applicants are requested to apply online at


Please visit our department website at:


Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
and encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities,
persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Meredeth Lavelle, Program Manager

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:12
                Distributed: Saturday, September 7, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-27-12-022
Received on Wednesday, 4 September, 2013

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