Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art Conservation at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware

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Job Description:


Job no: 499477

College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences

Work type: Faculty

Location: Newark/Hybrid

Categories: Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Full Time



TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SPECIALIZING IN TECHNICAL IMAGING AND DOCUMENTATION, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES



INTRODUCTION/POSITION:


The Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure- track position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in technical imaging and documentation, starting August 16, 2023. The Department of Art Conservation is committed to promoting excellence in conservation education and serving our multicultural world heritage collections and their diverse constituents. The faculty member's primary roles will include (1) developing collaborative imaging and documentation research with and for cultural heritage conservation; (2) teaching two masters-level (Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, WUDPAC program), and one undergraduate-level course per academic year; and (3) advising and mentoring students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; and (4) service within the department, University, community, and profession, as well as community engagement activities and initiatives. We especially welcome applicants who value increasing representation in conservation and allied fields who champion values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in student training.




QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


We seek an exceptional candidate in technical imaging and documentation. Individuals with terminal degrees in STEM, conservation, and the arts, and with demonstrated experience working collaboratively with conservation professionals, are encouraged to apply. Desired skills and competencies may include experience in advanced microscopy, conservation photography, multiband/3D/computational imaging, machine learning, reflectance transformation imaging (RTI), X-radiography, etc. We welcome creative individuals who are eager to work in a collaborative research and educational environment.



The faculty member's primary roles will include (1) developing and leading collaborative imaging and documentation research with and for cultural heritage conservation; (2) teaching two masters-level (Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, WUDPAC program), and one undergraduate-level course per academic year; and (3) advising and mentoring students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; and (4) assisting with department, University, community, and professional engagement activities and initiatives.



The Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware is committed to developing a diverse workforce and is interested in candidates who can teach and mentor a diverse student population. Additional information on the department may be obtained from our website (see above).



The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College's 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.



The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators 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.




TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload (1) a two-page statement of interest that briefly discusses the current state of conservation and related fields; (2) a one-page teaching philosophy statement; (3) a one-page research plan; and (4) a full academic curriculum vitae; and (5) contact information for three references, at least one of whom should be a conservation professional. The start date for this position is August 16, 2023. For additional information and queries, please contact the committee chair Dr. Jocelyn Alcántara-García, joceag@udel.edu.




SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.




EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.




Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.



Applications close: Open until filled



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