Assistant Professor in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Job #JPF06861
  • UCLA GETTY CONSERVATION PROGRAM / L&S Social Sciences / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 11th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jan 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Location: UCLA campus in Westwood and Getty Villa in Malibu, California

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.

The UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP is the only academic program in the Western United States devoted to cultural heritage conservation. The three-year MA degree educates students in the theory and practice of conserving archaeological and Indigenous cultural heritage. The doctoral program engages students in a broad range of research within the conservation of material culture. The Program is embedded in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA and has state of the art teaching labs at the Getty Villa in Malibu. There are rich interdepartmental research opportunities at UCLA and potential for research partnerships with other academic and cultural institutions.

Interested candidates should submit application materials via UC Recruit at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06861. Each application should include: (1) Statement of Interest (1 page) describing qualifications and interest in the Program, (2) Statement of Research, (2 pages), (3) Statement of Teaching (2 pages) including classes the applicant is prepared to teach, (4) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement (1 page), (5) Curriculum Vitae, (6) Three Publications or writing samples (7) Names and email addresses of three References.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Candidates must complete their application by November 15, 2021 to ensure full consideration. After the initial review date, new applications will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. For more information about the Program or the position, contact Glenn Wharton, Program Chair, at glennwharton@ucla.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the conservation of cultural heritage, materials science, chemistry, materials engineering, anthropology, art history, or a closely allied discipline by the date of hire, July 1, 2022.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Interest - Statement of Interest (1 page) describing qualifications and interest in the Program.
  • Statement of Research - Statement of Research (2 pages)
  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of Teaching (2 pages) including classes the applicant is prepared to teach.
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Three Publications - Three Publications or writing samples
  • Misc/Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Names and email addresses of three References

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06861

Help contact: bronson@ioa.ucla.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA
 


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