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Position at University of Canberra

From: Ian Batterham <ian.batterham<-a>
Date: Monday, September 15, 2008
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
Cultural Heritage Conservation
Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage
University of Canberra

Vacancy Reference No. 08/2072
Applications close 29 September 2008

$68719 - $96481 pa  Ref No. 08/2072

The University of Canberra: Australia's Capital University has
recently established the Donald Horne Institute for Cultural
Heritage. The work of the Institute crosses the heritage spectrum
from objects and collections to historic houses, intangible heritage
and cultural landscapes. Its role is to teach, conduct research,
collaborate with local, national and international institutions and
to build a network of partnerships with government agencies,
businesses, individuals and communities in the field of cultural
heritage. Central to the work of the Institute will be new cultural
heritage courses and degrees that open in 2009 integrating
conservation science, the humanities, social sciences and
management.

We are seeking an energetic and imaginative teacher, scholar and
practitioner to take a leading role in implementing the new cultural
heritage conservation program and to help manage the University's
collaboration with national and international cultural heritage
institutions.

The Cultural Heritage Conservation program will train conservators
in a unique collaboration between the University of Canberra and the
national cultural heritage institutions: the National Museum, the
National Gallery, the Australian War Memorial, the National
Archives, National Sound and Film Archive, the National Library and
the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. The fields of conservation
practice include: paper and photographs, textiles, machines and
technology, organic and inorganic objects, film and sound,
paintings, indigenous collections, digital heritage and collections
management.

The following attributes are essential: A relevant higher degree,
teaching experience; research capability, knowledge of cultural
heritage institutions in Australia, knowledge of contemporary and
emerging themes in conservation and collections management practice,
highly effective administration, negotiation and communication
skills.

This is a continuing full time position. Written referee reports may
be required.

Closing Date: 29 September 2008

The University is an EO employer offering excellent conditions and
benefits including generous superannuation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to
apply.

For more information on this position and how to apply, see

    <URL:http://www.canberra.edu.au/hr/jobs>

or contact

    Associate Professor James Warden
    Director of the Donald Horne Institute
    +61 2 6201 2079
    james.warden<-a t->canberra< . >edu< . >au

Please refer to the Information for Applicants

    <URL:http://www.canberra.edu.au/hr/jobs/applicants-information>

a nd the Position Documentation (see below)

    <URL:http://www.canberra.edu.au/
        hr/jobs/positions-vacant/docs/082072#description#description>

before applying for this position.

When applying, you must print, fill out and attach this Cover Sheet

    <URL:http://www.canberra.edu.au/
        hr/attachments/pdf_forms/ApplicationCoverSheet08.pdf>

to your application. Note that the cover sheet is in Adobe PDF
format. If you do not already have one, a program to read PDF files
is available free from Adobe
<URL:http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html> .
Applicants should address the Selection Criteria, and include the
names, addresses and fax numbers of at least 3 referees.
Applications should be addressed to:

    Recruitment Officer 1C18
    University of Canberra ACT 2601

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Description: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Cultural Heritage
Conservation.
Faculty: Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage.
Faculty of Design and Creative Practice
Discipline: Cultural Heritage

Appointment Level: The successful applicant will be offered a
position at either Academic B or C level based upon a judgement made
against the selection criteria as to the applicant's level of
experience, and depth and breadth of knowledge and skills to
undertake the duties of the position.

Reporting to: Dean of Faculty
Position No: 50776
Vacancy Ref No: 08/2072

Position Purpose: The appointee will contribute to the teaching
effort of the University in the Cultural Heritage Program, engage in
scholarly and professional activities, conduct research, enhance the
relationship with the Program partners and promote the Program
nationally and internationally.

Duties: Specific duties required of this level include:

    Preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars.

    The conduct of tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations,
    workshops, field excursions and studio sessions.

    Identification and development of teaching material in
    collaboration with colleagues.

    Marking and assessment.

    Consultation with students.

    Convening individual units and overall co-ordination of the
    Conservation program including management of the Practicums.

    Supervision of Honours, postgraduate coursework and research
    students.

    The conduct of research.

    Involvement in professional activities.

    A range of administrative functions in teaching and
    collaboration with Program partners.

    Attendance and participation in Faculty and other University
    meetings and processes.

Selection Criteria:

Qualifications, experience, accomplishments and skills are
considered in regard to teaching, research, experience inside and
outside tertiary education, creative and technical achievement and
contribution to the conservation profession.

Essential (Lecturer Academic Level B):

    Academic qualifications at Higher Degree level or substantial
    demonstrated progress toward a higher degree, or equivalent
    accreditation and standing, and recognised significant
    experience in the relevant discipline area.

    Tertiary teaching experience.

    Demonstrated capacity to design, develop, coordinate and deliver
    high quality teaching material and flexible modes of academic
    programming.

    Demonstrated experience in cultural heritage conservation and
    understanding of emerging themes in the field.

    Established record of research in the field of cultural heritage
    conservation or demonstrated capability to undertake high level
    research.

    Established links with relevant outside organisations of benefit
    to the University and a demonstrated understanding of cultural
    heritage institutions in Australia.

    Demonstrated effective communication, negotiation and
    interpersonal skills and a high level of administrative
    capability.

    Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to implementation
    of equity and workplace health and safety principles.

Essential (Senior Lecturer Academic Level C):

    Academic qualifications at Higher Degree level, or equivalent
    accreditation and standing, and recognised significant
    experience in the relevant discipline area.

    Demonstrated capacity to design, develop, coordinate and deliver
    high quality teaching material and flexible modes of academic
    programming.

    Significant demonstrated experience in cultural heritage
    conservation and understanding of emerging themes in the field.

    Strong record of research in the field of cultural heritage
    conservation or demonstrated capability to undertake high level
    research.

    Established links with relevant outside organisations of benefit
    to the University and a demonstrated understanding of cultural
    heritage institutions in Australia.

    Demonstrated effective communication, negotiation and
    interpersonal skills and a high level of administrative
    capability.

    Demonstrated academic leadership qualities in respect of
    teaching, research, community interaction and professional
    excellent.

    Engagement in entrepreneurial and collaborative activities of
    benefit to the University.

    Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to implementation
    of equity and workplace health and safety principles.

For further information contact Dr James Warden, on +61 2 6201 2079.
The University's cover sheet must accompany applications. Please do
*not* send applications by fax or email.

Ian Batterham
Assistant Director, OD
National Archives of Australia
PO Box 7425
Canberra Business Centre, ACT, 2610
+61 62123424


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