JOB Jun 1, 2022

University professorship, Institute for Conservation-Restoration, Vienna

Vienna, Oct 1–Sep 30, 2022
Application deadline: Jun 15, 2022

Gerald Gruenzweig

The following position at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is advertised:

University professorship

in accordance with § 99 Austrian University Act 2002 (Universitätsgesetz 2002) at the Institute for Conservation-Restoration at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. This full-time professorship is offered for a period of one year, starting on 1 October 2022.

The education program at the Institute for Conservation-Restoration at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna combines both theory and practice in the conservation of a broad range of cultural assets. The institute closely cooperates with the Academy's artistic as well as cultural and natural science institutes while maintaining the Academy's strategic focus in the areas of sustainability and decolonization.

The education at the IKR comprises 5 departments (conservation-restoration of paintings/sculptures, paper/books, wall painting/architectural surface, wood/objects, and modern and contemporary art. Applicants are expected to demonstrate comprehensive expertise, enabling them to integrate all five key areas into teaching.

Conditions of employment

• qualification as a restorer/conservator with a completed Austrian or international university or college degree appropriate to the position or equivalent aptitude
• experience at an international level in practical conservation-restoration
• proof of appropriate scientific achievements (publications, editorship and organization of congresses)
• expertise in conservation theory, conservation ethics, and technical art history or interdisciplinary practice
• experience in academic teaching
• excellent English and/or German language skills
• gender and discrimination critical competence

The teaching commitment includes lessons amounting to 16 hours per week.

The monthly gross salary according to the collective agreement for university employees in salary group A1 currently amounts to Euro 5.437,7.

The application must comprise a detailed CV, reference projects as well as a teaching concept for the duration of the 1-year professorship.

Interested parties please apply by 15 June 2022 to:

Please direct any inquiries to Prof. Dr. Carolin Bohlmann:

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna strives to increase the representation of women and strongly requests applications from qualified women. Furthermore, the Academy strives to create application and working conditions that are as accessible as possible. In this context, the Academy actively supports the application of people with disabilities. Applicants can contact the Human Resources Department or the Academy's disability representatives in advance. Applicants are not entitled to compensation for travel and accommodation expenses incurred in connection with the admission procedure.

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