Institute of Archaeology


Job Vacancy: Lecturer in Conservation

23 January 2024

The UCL Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Conservation (Ref.:B03-01882). The deadline for applications is 9 February 2024.

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The UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking a conservator to appoint to a permanent full-time lectureship to work with existing colleagues in contributing to and developing research and research-led teaching in conservation practice. 

The post will be available from 1 April 2024.

The post-holder will be expected to make a significant contribution to post-graduate teaching on the MA in Principles of Conservation, the MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums, and other Institute programmes, including academic and practical teaching, supervising dissertations, tutoring internships, and organising fieldwork. In addition, they will be expected to supervise PhD students, and to undertake relevant administrative activities. 

The successful candidate will have a passion for conservation teaching, research, and practice, outstanding achievements for their career stage, a PhD in conservation or a closely related subject, and a strong track-record of relevant publication. They will also have an enthusiastic and creative attitude towards collaborative teamwork and innovative teaching.

Applications are welcomed from experienced conservation practitioners with subject specialisms, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Conservation science (with a preference for inorganic materials): research project design and management, analytical investigation of heritage objects, and material science applications to conservation practice.
  • Interventive conservation practice: with expertise in the practical conservation treatment of heritage objects.
  • Conservation management: including preventive conservation, care of collections, risk management and disaster preparedness.

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