Conservation Lecturer, Spring University of California, Los Angeles, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology United States

Conservation Lecturer, Spring 2019





Open November 26th, 2018 through January 15th, 2019

If you apply to this recruitment by January 15th, 2019, you will have until March 18th, 2019 to complete your application.



The UCLA/Getty Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials (CAEM) Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for one or more temporary lecturer positions in archaeological and ethnographic conservation to teach the following courses during Spring 2019 of the academic year 2018-2019.

Conservation Laboratory: Metals II: CAEM 239

Treatment of conservation problems of metallic artifacts made of iron, steel, cast iron, gold, zinc, and aluminum that have some importance in ethnographic objects. Practical work on metallic artifacts.
Principles, Practice and Ethics in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage Materials: CAEM 221/ARTHIS C172A/C272A

Introduction to preservation of cultural heritage materials, including what should be preserved and why, as well as who should be involved in decision-making process. Use of several examples of issues and problems involved in preservation of works of art, from L.A. Murals to Sistine Chapel, from
ancient wall paintings to Statue of Liberty. Discussion of issues of preservation and restoration of these cultural heritage materials both in museum and outdoor environment contexts. Materials and techniques used to make cultural heritage materials, in relation to preservation efforts needed to prevent decay and loss. Introduction to examples of conservation issues related to sites, buildings,
monuments, and collections. Ethical and contextual aspects with reference to changing values in conservation of cultural materials, illustrating how cultural materials may have been treated differently according to those values.

Appointments will be at the lecturer level and will be located in Los Angeles. Duties include preparation and delivery of lectures and laboratory practical sessions and supervision of conservation treatments related to the course taught.

Candidates should hold a graduate degree in conservation from a recognized academic institution, with at least five years of experience in the conservation of archaeological and ethnographic materials; particularly, metals and/or ceramic and vitreous materials, Ph.D. preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have previous academic teaching experience both in delivering theoretical lectures and seminars and developing and supervising object treatments in the laboratory. The University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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 at:



Los Angeles, CA



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