Post-Doc : Assistant professor in the conservation of cultural heritage (Los Angeles)

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The UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin July 1, 2022. The appointment will be split 50:50 between the UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP and an appropriate home department depending on area of specialization. For instance, current faculty are located in Art History, Information Studies, and Materials Science & Engineering. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, research, service, and supervision of student research in both the Conservation IDP and the home department. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the conservation of cultural heritage, materials science, chemistry, materials engineering, anthropology, art history, or another closely allied discipline by the date of hire, July 1, 2022. An additional Master’s degree in the conservation of cultural heritage is preferred. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching and curriculum development. Preference will be given to candidates who conduct research in the chemistry, properties, degradation and conservation of archaeological and Indigenous cultural heritage materials, including metal, stone, ceramic and glass. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience working in collecting institutions, at archaeological sites, or with stakeholder communities. Strong candidates will have a demonstrable record of work within the Program’s core values of collaboration, sustainability, and diversity, equity, & inclusion. The successful candidate will pursue an ambitious multidisciplinary research agenda, be able to bridge fundamental scientific and cultural knowledge, and incorporate the conservation of cultural heritage in their research and teaching. They will address conservation science fundamentals and materials characterization as they relate to cultural heritage in their teaching.

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