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Posted: 05/09/2011

Gotland University in Visby

Professorship in Conservation
Professional Opportunity
Visby, Sweden

Gotland University, located in the middle of the World Heritage city of Visby, was established in 1998 and today has over 220 employees and around 2600 full time students. The University has made a long term commitment to further develop the research area Sustainable Management of Cultural Heritage. The research in this area deals with the applied integration of preservation and development of objects, building and environment with respect to economic, ecological, social and cultural values. Present research in this area involves eight senior researchers and five PhD students. The research is interdisciplinary and applied, dealing with indoor climate and energy efficiency in historic buildings, the management of ruins, historic mortars, the scientific and technological history of conservation, risk analysis of historic environments, and legislation on tangible heritage.

Gotland University has two interdisciplinary educational programs in conservation: Building Conservation Program and Objects Conservation Program. The programs have more than 100 students and 12 faculty. A masters program in conservation will be launched in 2013.

In order to further strengthen this research and education in conservation, Gotland University offers a tenured position as professor in Conservation with focus on sustainable management of cultural heritage. The duties involve:

Teaching at both basic and advanced level.

Development of courses and new educational programs

Development, financing and management of new research projects

To be qualified as professor, proved scientific as well as pedagogic proficiency is required. Scientific proficiency must be demonstrated through independent, high-quality research, a documented ability to develop, plan and lead research projects, and ability to disseminate the results of scientific research to the community. The candidate should have a solid background from research, but advanced applied work within conservation or the management of cultural heritage will also be valued as a merit. Special weight will be accorded to cross-disciplinary research where aspects of sustainability economic, ecological, social and cultural - have been applied to issues concerning cultural heritage.

For pedagogic proficiency, the candidate should have a broad, solid and up to date knowledge of the subject area, ability to structure and organize the mass of knowledge in teaching both on ground level and advanced level, ability to motivate and communicate with students, and ability to develop teaching along the lines of Liberal Education. Special weight will be accorded to well-documented skills in teaching on advanced and doctoral level. The candidate must have good social and communication skills with a proven ability of cooperation and management.

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How to apply
A complete application has to be filed at the registrar of Gotland University latest on June 10, 2011. For more information about how to apply contact Professor Tor Brostro?m, tor.brostrom@hgo.se, or Associate Professor Mattias Legne?r, Mattias.legner@hgo.se.

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