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Positions at University of Applied Sciences, Cologne

From: Dipl. Rest Hans Portsteffen <portsteffen>
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007
Professor
Cologne University of Applied Sciences Cologne
(Fachhochschule Koln)
Faculty 02

Cologne Institute of Conservation Science (CICS) Department
"Conservation and restoration of paintings and polychrome sculpture"
offers two half posts as professor.

"Conservation of modern art"
Salary bracket W2 BBO (50%)
Application no. 02107 a/1

    The applicant should provide highly qualified skills in the
    conservation and restoration of paintings, sculpture and objects
    in the field of modern and contemporary art. The applicant
    should  possess broad skills and experience in the conservation
    of a wide range of art works and may have specialised knowledge
    in particular areas. The applicant is expected to have
    experience in dealing with artists, collectors, and with gallery
    and museum personnel. Teaching experience in theory and practice
    is required and an in depth knowledge of the theory of
    conservation and restoration of modern and contemporary art.

    This position is intended to strengthen the branch of study in
    conservation of paintings and polychrome sculpture; and to
    further develop the cooperation with other branches, in
    particular with the conservation of wooden objects and modern
    materials, creating a special focus in the department.

    To reflect the wide variety of materials, media and concepts of
    modern and contemporary art it is expected that the applicant be
    open to cooperation and interdisciplinary working in both
    teaching and research.

    The teaching remit is expected to cover other general aspects of
    conservation in addition to the specialisation of modern art. It
    is expected that the applicant will supervise students both in
    situ  and using modern electronic communication means. The
    applicant is expected to actively participate in extracurricular
    departmental activities and events, in particular the programme
    of continuing education and in the internal administration of
    the department.

"Conservation practice in field projects in the context of historic
    buildings"
Salary bracket W2 BBO (50%)
Application no. 02107 b

    The applicant should provide highly qualified skills in the
    conservation and restoration of paintings and polychrome
    sculpture and wooden polychrome objects, with the specific focus
    on practical on-site fieldwork in the context of historic
    buildings and environments (including the planning, treatment
    and management of field projects).

    The applicant is expected to have relevant skills and experience
    in working together with site partners and conservation
    officials in local and national conservation organisations
    responsible for the care of historic monuments. Previous
    teaching experience and proven knowledge in the theory and
    history of monument care, and or conservation ethics is
    desirable.

    This post aims to strengthen the branch of study in  polychrome
    and wooden constructions (sculpture, retables, polychrome
    environments, polychrome timberwork e.g.) and to further develop
    the cooperation with other branches, in particular with the
    conservation of wooden objects and modern materials.

    The applicant is expected to actively participate in the
    interdisciplinary cooperation in teaching and research within
    the department.

    The applicant is expected to participate in the programme of
    continuing education and in the internal administration of the
    department. The position requires the development of new of
    projects and their funding; and the publication of results. The
    teaching remit is expected to cover other general aspects of
    conservation, in addition to the specialisation of conservation
    practice in field projects. It is expected that the applicant
    will supervise students both in situ and using modern
    communication means.

    Conditions of employment (according Section 36 Hochschulgesetz
    NRW, for details please refer to <URL:http://www.fh-koeln.de> or
    contact Prof. H. Portsteffen, Head of the electing committee
    portsteffen [at] re__fh-koeln__de)

    Completion of a study programme relevant for this position; PhD
    or recognised equivalent, pedagogical qualification, minimum of
    five years of highly qualified professional experience in the
    field of conservation (minimum of three years outside
    institutions of higher education) The applicants should teach at
    all levels and all semesters of the new installed BA and MA
    programme. The Cologne University of Applied Sciences Cologne
    intends to employ more women in research and education. For this
    reason, qualified female professionals are particularly asked
    for this position. If a disabled candidate has the same
    qualification as an able-bodied candidate, the disabled will be
    given preference.

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae, including copies of
study and other certificates, as well as proofs of professional
activities and list of publications should be sent by the 30 June
2007 to:

    Rektor of Cologne University of Applied Sciences Cologne
    Fachhochschule Koln
    Claudiusstr. 1
    50678 Koln
    Germany


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