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Position at University of Delaware

From: Matt Peter <mpeter<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014
Associate Professor, Art Conservation (tenure track)
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant
professor in conservation science.  In addition to pursuing an
ambitious research agenda, the appointee will be expected to enhance
the department's course offerings in instrumental analysis and
general science teaching and play an active role in advising
undergraduate and graduate students on scientific research projects.
The successful candidate will join a department of five full-time UD
faculty members with extensive records of scholarship and public
outreach in addition to 15 teaching conservators and scientists at
Winterthur Museum.

This position is crucial to advancing our long-term commitment to
excellence in research and in teaching undergraduates,
Master's-level, and doctoral students in conservation and
preservation.  We seek a candidate who will be a leader in the field
and spur innovation in research and teaching.  Our long-standing
partnership with the Winterthur Museum allows for unparalleled
opportunities for our faculty and students.  Also, the Winterthur
Program in American Material Culture and the University of
Delaware's Center for Material Culture Studies and Department of Art
History similarly enhance the opportunities for interdisciplinary
teaching and research and for high-impact public engagement

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry,
biochemistry, molecular biology, materials engineering, or a closely
allied discipline.  Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in either
analytical chemistry or organic chemistry would be especially
welcomed, and the successful candidate should ideally possess
experience conducting scientific study of cultural materials,
teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and
a demonstrated record of scholarship and publication.  Candidates
with experience conducting chromatographic studies of cultural
materials will be given the strongest consideration, with particular
emphasis on the LC and GC methods applied to the study of works of
art.  Experience teaching theory and applications of chromatography
is also highly desired.  Other aspects important for consideration
include experience teaching science to non-majors and any pre- or
postdoctoral experiences related to cultural heritage analysis.
Specific consideration will be given to applications where the
organic chemistry of ancient, historic or modern material culture
has been probed in the candidate's research.  Familiarity with
immunoassay methods for identifying organic components of museum
collections and MS techniques applied to these same problems
including DART, MALDI, or DESI is also desirable.

Please visit


and the Art Conservation department website


The appointment will begin on September 1, 2014.  The Ph.D. is

Applicants should visit


and read 'Applicant Instructions' under the 'Resources for
Applicants' tab before submitting their applications.  Applicants
are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a
cover letter and a c.v.  Please also arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be sent via e-mail or regular mail to

    Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner <jhstoner<-a t->udel< . >edu>
    Search Committee co-chairs
    Winterthur/University of Delaware
    c/o Winterthur Museum
    5105 Kennett Pike
    Winterthur DE 19735

Review of applications will begin upon receipt, with a deadline of
February 10, 2014.

To submit applications please visit the UDJOBS website

    Job ID 101819

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages applications from minority group members and women.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:29
                Distributed: Saturday, January 11, 2014
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Received on Thursday, 9 January, 2014

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