Assistant Professor Artifact Conservation
Queen’s University

The Department of Art History and Art Conservation in the Faculty of Arts & 
Science at
Queen’s University invites applications for a one-year Non-renewable 
appointment at
the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Art Conservation, with a 
starting date of July 1, 2018. The position involves the teaching and 
supervision of
graduate students in theoretical and laboratory courses covering the history,
technology, and conservation of artifacts and artworks from historic, 
archaeological and
ethnographic contexts. Applicants must have in-depth knowledge and expertise
covering a wide range of organic and inorganic materials including ceramics, 
metals, stone, bone, ivory, textiles and wood.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of 
appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching 
excellence. The
successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that
demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed 
and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for
outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate 
levels, and
an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the
department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work
collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The 
is committed to strengthening further the collaboration between its Art History 
and Art
Conservation programs in teaching and in research, for example, through the 
joint PhD
steam that was recently introduced and through Queen’s University’s Mobile 
for Technical Art History. The successful candidate will be required to make 
contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, 
and/or the
broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and 
This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University. Also, 
approval, we hope to follow this appointment with an advertisement for a 
tenure-track position to start 1 July 2019.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is 
committed to
employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from
women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and 
persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in 
accordance with
Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of
Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical 
information as
to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent
residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or 
however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a
Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian 
citizen /
permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this 
information will be
deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian
citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines 
evaluations if available); and,
• Three letters of reference to be sent directly Prof. Joan Schwartz

The deadline for applications is May 6th, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to 
send all
documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Joan Schwartz 
at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Prof. Joan M. Schwartz
The Department of Art History & Art Conservation
Ontario Hall, Room 318C
67 University Avenue
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants 
disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s 
needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact
Diane Platt in the Department of Art History & Art Conservation, at Queen’s 
by emailing or calling 613-533-6000, X77354.
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement 
the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is 
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