The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse
knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and
inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study
programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new
knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.
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 www. conservation.gu.se/english
Collaboration is an important component of what we do—collaboration among the
different branches of the department, between degree programs and research,
and with the local, national and international community.
The department seeks an experienced conservator with specialization in
conservation of objects made of modern materials and contemporary art.
The post involves teaching primarily in the Master's courses related to the
specialization Conservation of Modern materials. You will be asked to
supervise students in the laboratory, design projects and deliver lectures,
workshops, seminars on the subject as required. You might be asked to
contribute to teaching of other courses for the MSc (Current Issues in
Conservation) or the BSc and conservation of organic and inorganic materials.
The two courses on Conservation of Modern materials will run from February
till mid-June. The applicant will have responsibility for the laboratory
sessions and aims to provide students with knowledge and skills in the
preservation of objects made of diverse materials such as painted metals,
stone, composites, to name but a few. The courses discuss approaches to such
materials. Different treatment methods are discussed in theory and
supplemented with practical skills training. The practical work also includes
the conservation of objects in the laboratory and in museums in Gothenburg and
Stockholm as well as a week in Visby.
Qualifying to be employed as a visiting lecturer is the one who has
demonstrated pedagogical skills and has undergone university education at
advanced level or has equivalent skills or other skills relevant to the
content of the employment.
The applicant should have a Master's in Conservation with a specialization in
modern materials. We would like you to have experience of practical
conservation work of modern materials in a museum environment. Teaching
experience and work experience in Sweden will be considered an advantage.
You should have good knowledge in English, both speaking and writing. We are
looking for someone who enjoys working in a group, listens and communicates in
a light and flexible manner. You should also have the ability to organize your
work in a prioritized and structured manner and deliver within deadlines.
Language of instruction will be English.
Type of employment: Temporary post during the period 2022-02-01 –- 2022-06-15
Extent: up to 100 %
Location: Department of Conservation, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2022-02-01
For further information regarding the position please contact :
Anneli Palmsköld, Head of the Department
+46 (0)31-786 4714
Stavroula Golfomitsou, Program Coordinator
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https:// www. gu.se/english/abouttheuniversity/job-opportunities/union-
How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to
register an account in our online recruitment system.
Attach to the application:
Proof of experience
Certificates and other documents that you wish to claim
Two recommendation letters demonstrating your experience
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is
complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and
that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made
on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.
The application is to be written in English.
Deadline for application : 2021-12-05
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.