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Lecturer Job in Conservation of Historical Interiors at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 2022

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Lecturer Job in Conservation of Historical Interiors is available for master’s degree candidates in art and culture at The section Conservation and Restoration within the Department of Art and Culture,  Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 year
Salary: €2.846 to €5.230/month

Faculty of Humanities

University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic lecturer in Historical Interiors conservation, someone who enjoys guiding the students in their development towards the conservation profession, and someone who likes to take on responsibilities for the quality of our education programme in close collaboration with the rest of the team.

Your experience and profile

  • Certified training in historic interior conservation at internationally recognized academic programme at level of Master’s degree or higher;
  • advanced experience and skills in historic interior conservation;
  • preferably, experience with teaching in Master programmes at an academic level, specifically in the field of Historical Interiors;
  • a PhD in a relevant area is a plus, but is not a requirement for this position;
  • experience with digital and audio-visual equipment;
  • affinity with IT in academic education;
  • team spirit and a willingness to participate in activities of the section  C&R;
  • enthusiasm and ability to cooperate in multidisciplinary projects;
  • good administrative experience and skills;
  • excellent command of both Dutch and English. Non-native Dutch speakers must achieve an active and passive command of Dutch within two years of employment. Passing the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language programme II is a prerequisite for a permanent employment contract;
  • University Teaching Qualification, or willingness to attain this within two years.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The section  Conservation and Restoration within the Department of Art and Culture is looking for a lecturer to teach in the Masters and Advanced Professional Programme (APP) of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, specifically in the track Historical Interiors. As an eligible candidate, you will have been educated as a conservator of Historical Interior Conservation at an academic level and have gained substantial experience working as a conservator in this field. Furthermore, your CV must demonstrate your interest  and capacity for teaching this specialisation at  an academic level.

What are you going to do

Together with the other lecturers within the specialisation of Historical Interiors, you will carry responsibility for the MA and APP education of conservators in this track,  guiding them in the development of academic and practical knowledge and skills with inspiring lectures and workshops, developed according to the latest scientific and scholarly insights. You will also teach an introduction to the conservation of Historical Interiors in the BA minor programme. You will supervise student conservation treatments, internships and research projects, and provide mentoring and advice to the students during their 4 years of study. Your teaching duties will also include contributing to the renewal and improvement of the curriculum. Depending on the background of the candidate, teaching general courses in the area of ethics, science, documentation or / and reconstruction is an option.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • co-developing, coordinating, and teaching courses in object-based, hands-on classes within the MA and APP programme in Historical Interiors, in collaboration with the staff of the section of conservation and restoration and especially those within the track Historical Interiors;
  • supervising and mentoring student research (including Master and APP theses), internships and hands-on conservation projects;
  • keeping track of new developments  and integrating the latest insights into teaching;
  • playing an active role in the development and implementation of improvements and innovations in course pedagogy and content;
  • carrying out administrative and management tasks, for instance co-organizing and coordinating the guest lecturers involved in the programme;
  • upkeep and maintenance of the Historical Interiors conservation laboratory;
  • building client relations with regard to internships and acquisition of objects for student hands-on sessions and research;
  • serving on department and university committees, participating in department and university events, and advancing the department's public outreach initiatives;
  • attending team meetings;
  • performing administrative tasks that go with teaching.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 9160

Application Procedure

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your letter and CV. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 12 June 2022.

Applications should include the following information (submitted in one .pdf):

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a detailed CV;
  • a list of publications;
  • the names and email addresses of two referees who can provide letters of recommendation.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course of end of June until half July. A trial lecture or other small teaching assignment may be part of the application procedure.

About the Department/Section/Group

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

We offer a temporary employment contract for a period of 1 year with a probationary period of two months. The employment contract is for minimum 15,2 and maximum 20,9 hours a week. Preferred starting date is as soon as possible.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges between €2.846 to €5.230. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer?

  • excellent possibilities for further professional development and education;
  • working with an enthusiastic, inspired and professional academic team;
  • the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers from world-renowned  research institutes known for their outstanding interdisciplinary approach.

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