University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lecturer Position in Textile Conservation – UvA, Netherlands, Mar 2022

The Netherlands

The University of Amsterdam invites applications for a Lecturer position to teach the theory and practice of textile conservation to students in the Master’s programme in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and the Advanced Professional Programme at the capacity group Conservation and Restoration, the Netherlands – Mar 2022

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General Info

Position: Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: May 01, 2022
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: 2,846 EURO/Month

Faculty of Humanities

University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

Your experience and profile:

  • advanced experience and skills in the conservation of textile;
  • MA degree or higher in textile conservation, which may include certificates from internationally recognized academic conservation programmes;
  • preferably a PhD related to conservation studies;
  • demonstrable didactic abilities and/or training, evidenced by an educational portfolio;
  • demonstrable experience with teaching and co-developing courses for textile conservation at a graduate level;
  • evidence of scholarly work such as published research and lectures on relevant conservation issues at (international) conferences;
  • organisational experience and skills;
  • the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO), or willingness to acquire this within the first two years. Acquiring the BKO is a prerequisite for a permanent employment contract;
  • well-developed communication skills; evidence of ability to work co-operatively and collegially within an interdisciplinary work environment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate will collaborate with the Programme’s current lecturers in textile conservation. The lecturer will build upon and teach theory and practical coursework in textile preservation and conservation, including knowledge of materials, techniques and construction methods, as well as topics that are specifically relevant to this specialization. The lecturer will also teach an introduction to textile conservation in the BA minor programme. The candidate will supervise textile conservation treatment and research projects and provide mentoring and advice to the students following the MA and APP phases of the programme. Depending on the background of the candidate, teaching courses in the area of science, documentation or / and reconstruction is an option.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • co-developing, coordinating and delivering courses in the object-based, hands-on classes for textile conservation;
  • contributing to the development of pedagogical innovation within the Master and APP Conservation and Restoration programme;
  • organizing and coordinating the provision of guest lecturers involved in the programme;
  • supervising and mentoring student research (including Master and APP theses) and hands-on projects in textile conservation;
  • teaching courses in the field of science, documentation and reconstruction depending on your background;
  • 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.: 8377

Application Procedure

Do you recognise yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application. You may apply online by using the link below. Applications, including a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, should be submitted in one-pdf.

The response period closes on 21 March 2022. Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course of March and April 2022.

About the Faculty

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.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details


We initially offer a temporary contract for a period of one year. Based on a positive evaluation an extension of one year is a possibility. Preferred starting date is 1 May 2022.  The employment is for 30,4 hours per week.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges from €2,846 up to a maximum of €5,230 gross per month. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable t ax 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;
  • an enthusiastic, inspiring and professional academic team;
  • the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their interdisciplinary approach - are world renowned.

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