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University of Gothenburg offers Visiting lecturer in conservation of inorganic materials at the Department of Conservation – Sweden 2022

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Position: Visiting Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: January to May 2022
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Conservation
University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg Sweden

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Qualification Details

The department seeks an experienced conservator with specialization in objects conservation.

The applicant should have a Master's degree in Conservation or what the employer assesses as the equivalent. It is desirebale that younhave teaching experience in an academic environment, experience of practical conservation work in a museum or conservation laboratory on the materials listed above. Previous teaching experience will be considered an advantage. You should have good knowledge in Swedish and English, both in speech and in writing. You should enjoy working in a group, listen and communicate in an effective and flexible manner. You also have the ability to organize your work in structured manner and prioritise tasks to deliver withindeadlines.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The post involves teaching in the courses of conservation of inorganic materials and preventive conservation. You deliver the practical demonstrations in conservation of ceramics, glass, metals and stone of the courses, deliver the course Preventive Conservation andpotentially supervise s tudents during their bachelor thesis (15 ects).

The two courses on Conservation of Inorganic materials, aim to provide students with knowledge and skills in the preservation of archaeological, ethnographic, and historical objects made of inorganic materials. The courses discuss material characteristics, manufacturing techniques and deterioration mechanisms, how they are linked and affect the condition of the objects and thus the choice of conservation measures. Different treatment methods are discussed in theory and supplemented with practical skills training. The practical work also includes the conservation of a smaller number of objects.

The course on Preventive conservation includes both theoretical and practical aspects, covering the agents of deterioration and their effect on collections. Knowledge on risk management in museum will be considered an advantage.

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Reference Number: -PAR 2021/1416
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About the Department

The Department of Conservation offers professional degree programs and research on issues of cultural heritage, landscapes, cultural environments, buildings, gardens, cultural historical objects, and interiors. In Gothenburg, we offer degree programs for building preservationists, conservators, and leaders in the field of traditional handicrafts. In Mariestad, we offer programs in building construction, garden, and landscaping crafts. For more information, see

Collaboration is an important component of what we do—collaboration among the different branches of the department, between degree programs and research, and with thesurrounding society nationally and internationally.

Conservation demands expertise in a broad range of knowledge that includes fields in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences.

About the Employer: University of Gothenburg

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Contact details

For further information regarding the position please contact:
Anneli Palmsköld, Head of the Department
+46 (0)31-786

Stavroula Golfomitsou, Program Coordinator
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