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Position at UCLA

From: David A. Scott <dascott<-at->
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Post-doctoral research position
Cotsen Institute

A Post-Doctoral research position is available at the UCLA/Getty
Conservation Program, based at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology,
UCLA, Los Angeles, California.  The position will become available
on 31 January 2014 and we are now soliciting applications for this
position, working under Professor David A. Scott, Department of Art
History, and Founding Director, 2003-2011, UCLA/Getty Conservation

The Post-Doctoral work will be conducted in collaboration with, and
paid for by a foundation based in Berlin, Germany, ASET, under the
aegis of the research program, The Contours of Casting: Connections
of Cultures (COC 1.0), which seeks to promote interdisciplinary
studies which link together the Islamic World, the Viking Age
through Northern Europe, and the contributions made by the Greeks,
and which has already enlisted the support of several leading
scholars in the field across the world.

The research focus will examine and study the casting methodologies,
composition, technology and technical cultural background of
significant metallic artefacts, especially those from the Islamic
and Viking cultural areas.  Part of this research will involve a
re-assessment of what is currently known concerning casting
practices and decorative techniques in the Viking and Islamic
Worlds, and how indirect lost-wax casting may have been transmitted
or re-invented from Greek influences in terms of gold, silver and
copper-alloy artefacts produced during the period from 700-1200 AD.
The position for this post-doctoral fellow will be funded for an
initial period of one year, with the possibility of being renewed
for a further period.

The appointment will be made under the title of: Postdoctoral
Scholar (Paid Direct). This designation indicates that the
Postdoctoral Scholar has been awarded a fellowship or traineeship
for postdoctoral study by an extramural agency and the agency will
be paying the fellowship salary directly to the Postdoctoral
Scholar, rather than through the University.

Appointment Criteria: This position requires the scholar to have a
PhD degree or foreign equivalent.  Postdoctoral scholars are
temporary appointments with fixed end dates and normally for one
year's duration, thus the initial appointment will last until 30
January 2015.

Remuneration: The level of remuneration is dependent on experience.
The following pay scales are currently in operation, and may be
revised in the future. In addition, health care costs will be
provided which increases the remuneration package still further. The
scales from 2011-2012 were:

Postdoctoral Scholar Experience Based Salary/Stipend Minima
Experience Level Feb 1, 2012

    0 (0 - 11 months)       $39,264
    1 (12 - 23 months)      $41,364
    2 (24 - 35 months)      $44,340
    3 (36 - 47 months)      $46,092
    4 (48 - 60 months)      $47,820
    5 (61 - 72 months)      $49,884

If the applicant is from outside the USA, then a visa will be
required. Applicants interested in this position should contact:

    Professor David A. Scott
    Room A410
    Fowler Museum, UCLA
    405 Hilgard Avenue
    Los Angeles, California 90095

Applicants should provide a statement of purpose regarding the
proposed research of one page in length, together with a full CV,
and the names and e-mail addresses of three academic referees.  We
aim to make an appointment to this position by January 31, 2014.

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Received on Wednesday, 2 October, 2013

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