Associate Professor or Advanced Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, for Art Conservation (Newark, DE, USA)

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The Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track; specialization in Photograph, Object, or Preventive Conservation preferred. At least eight years of experience in the conservation profession is desired. A PhD in the conservation of material culture or a related field is also preferred. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and service.

We are looking for a candidate who has a proven record of high-quality research and scholarship in professional publications including peer-reviewed journals, scholarly books, invited chapters and lectures, and presentations of papers at professional meetings, etc. There are rich interdisciplinary opportunities at UD, in the US, and globally; we are particularly interested in candidates with an established interest in building collaborations across disciplines and geographic boundaries.

The position will include mentoring, advising, and teaching at the undergraduate level, including coursework focused on the fundamentals of art conservation. Teaching at the graduate level will depend on specialty, but may include assisting with first- and second-year M.S. Winterthur/UD Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) coursework, and organizing focused workshops and seminars. Duties may also include assisting with coursework and dissertation committee participation for the Preservation Studies (PSP) Doctoral Program.

The successful candidate will be prepared to contribute to the department’s record of leadership in teaching, professional engagement, and service. The candidate will aid in the department’s commitment to developing and supporting curricular, student, and faculty diversity and will assist with fundraising, grant writing, VIP tours, and new public relations programming.

The University of Delaware recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Applicants should visit www.udel.edu/udjobs 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 letter of application and a CV. We will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2018. The hiring committee will then solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. The start-date for the position is September 1, 2019. Further inquiries about the position should be emailed to search committee chair, Joyce Hill Stoner, jhstoner@udel.edu.

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