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Visiting lecturer Job in conservation of cultural heritage objects at Uni of Gothenburg, Sweden 2022


Visiting lecturer Job in conservation of cultural heritage objects is available for master’s degree candidates or Ph.D. degree candidates in conservation or equivalent at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Visiting Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Conservation

University of Gothenburg, Sweden


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Qualification Details

The applicant should have a Master’s or PhD degree in conservation or equivalent with relevance to the subject area and job assignments of the position.

You should have experience in practical conservation of inorganic materials and demonstrated pedagogical skills. Professional experience from museums or heritage institutions will also be considered meritorious. Teaching experience and work experience in Sweden will be viewed as an advantage. Good language skills in Swedish and English are required.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a conservator specialised in preventive conservation and inorganic materials.

The post involves teaching at the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in the conservation of cultural heritage objects. The courses aim to give knowledge and skills in the conservation of historical objects. They involve material properties, manufacturing technologies, mechanisms of degradation and their effects on the objects and the corresponding choices of treatment procedures.

You will be asked to teach and coordinate courses regarding preventive conservation, material, documentation, condition assessment, and conservation on first cycle level. Your assignments will include coordination of courses in the Bachelor’s programme, e.g. Inorganic materials 1 and 2, Climate and Environment and Case study in a historic building. You will be asked to give lectures, coordinate practical sessions, and supervise students in the studio and laboratory.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PAR 2022/594

Application Procedure

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button.

Attach to the application:

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Proof of experience
  • Certificates and other documents that you wish to claim
  • Possible letters of recommendation demonstrating your experience

The application can be written in Swedish or English. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.  The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Conservation, which belongs to the Faculty of Science, provides professional preparatory education and research specialising in cultural heritage matters, landscapes and cultural environments, buildings, gardens, historical cultural objects and interiors. In Gothenburg we offer degree programs in art conservation and historic preservation. In Mariestad we offer programs in building construction, garden, and landscaping crafts. For more information about the Department, go to:

Research in conservation is multidisciplinary and multifaceted, with research groups focusing on conservation of cultural property, built environments and crafts. Conservation enhances knowledge, skills and approaches to the cleaning, mending, repairing, maintenance, renovation, transformation, restoration, reuse, adaptation and reconstruction of existing tangible and intangible resources, some of which are defined as cultural heritage. Conservation also investigates the use of cultural heritage and existing resources, where the subject area develops critical perspectives and participatory approaches.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Type of employment: Temporary post during an ongoing recruitment process for Senior lecturer, from 2022-08-01 until 2023-07-31 or the recruitment is finished.
Extent: 100% or as agreed
Location: Department of Conservation, Gothenburg  First day of employment: 2022-08-01 or as agree


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Information for international applicants

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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations. Salaries are set individually at the University. In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed. In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact

Anneli Palmsköld, Head of the Department  +46 (0)31-786 4714  [email protected]

Johanna Nilsson, Program Coordinator +46 (0)31-786 37 06[email protected]

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