The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation invites applications for a permanent, full-time assistant/associate professorship with a particular focus on photographic conservation.
The position commences 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment as an associate professor or assistant professor will be based on your qualifications. The position is affiliated with the Institute of Conservation, which you can read about here: https://royaldanishacademy.com/institute/conservation/about-institute-conservation
We are seeking an employee with a passion for teaching, research and dissemination of the art and science of photographic materials conservation, analytical photographic techniques, photographic documentation and digitalisation of natural and cultural heritage.
As an assistant/associate professor at the Institute of Conservation, you will be working in close collaboration with the other researchers, teachers and Bachelor, Master and PhD students, where you will play an active role in the scholarly environment. You will be teaching conservation to students in the context of the general preservation principles, preventive interventions and open science practices surrounding objects of cultural and natural heritage.
Your duties will include:
At associate professor level, the position also includes:
The teaching will primarily be conducted within the materials applications of photographic conservation, but you will also be involved in interdisciplinary teaching, as students on all conservation programmes are taught photographic documentation and photographic analysis techniques.
Your teaching focus will be within the following fields:
Your research focus should be within one or more of the above-listed fields
As a minimum, you hold a relevant Master’s level degree and a PhD or scientific qualifications at PhD level.
You are familiar with, and experienced in, photographic conservation. Familiarity with moving images (video) and other machine-readable media and digitalisation will be an advantage.
Documented experience in teaching at the Bachelor and Master levels will count in an applicant’s favour, as will experience in curriculum planning and development. In particular, you should be able to demonstrate an interest in actively contributing to research-based teaching at the Institute in collaboration with the other teaching staff. As such, a proven track record in innovative teaching will count positively in your favour in the overall assessment for the position.
The Royal Danish Academy’s focus on R&D partnerships, both internally and externally in relation to industry, public institutions, and other institutions of higher education, also means that documented experience in the development, funding and implementation of externally funded research projects as will having a strong scientific peer network nationally and internationally.
To be eligible for appointment as an associate professor at the time of appointment, you must be able to document:
The study programme in conservation is conducted in the Danish language. This means that the teaching is conducted in Danish but may initially be conducted in English. You are expected to gain proficiency in written and spoken Danish within two years of appointment.
What we offer
We offer a dedicated, stimulating, and visionary educational and research environment. The successful candidate will enjoy a contributory influence on and responsibility for advancing the Academy’s research, teaching and study programmes. We value good collegial relationships conducive to mutual inspiration and discourse.
Salary and terms of employment
The terms of pay and employment will be in accordance with the agreement in force between the Danish Employee and Competence Agency and a number of organisations under the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) for academic staff in government service. A qualification allowance will be negotiable, depending on your skills and experience.
The position will also be filled in accordance with the applicable job structure for artistic and academic staff at the Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation; Aarhus School of Architecture and Design School Kolding – Executive Order no. 962 of 24 August 2015.
You will be appointed as an associate professor or assistant professor depending on your qualifications. The grading will be based on a concrete assessment by expert assessors. If you are appointed as an assistant professor, an assistant professorship period will be set with a view to upgrading to associate professor level.
The assistant professor period cannot exceed six years, and permanent tenure is conditional on attainment of a positive associate professor assessment by the end of the fixed assistant professor period. In the associate professor assessment, emphasis will be placed on whether you:
This is a full-time position with an average of 37 working hours per week and includes research and teaching duties, plus a limited volume of administrative work.
The distribution between research and teaching will initially be 50/50 for an assistant professor and 40/60 for an associate professor. The distribution of your duties may differ as deemed necessary by the Royal Danish Academy, and you may be required to carry out other job-related duties.
Please submit an application stating your reasons for applying, an up-to-date CV, academic diplomas and certificates, and documentation of your qualifications as listed above. Please also submit a description of your research interests and a list of your published works, preferably including copies of works you wish to highlight (no more than seven works). Finally, you should attach material to illustrate your teaching skills. Any assessment(s) of previous assistant/associate professorships held should also be enclosed.
The application with appendices must be submitted online by clicking the “Søg stillingen” (Apply for position) button. Your application must reach the Royal Danish Academy no later than Thursday, 4 May 2023.
Applications and application documents received after the application deadline will not be considered.
Please note that the position is being advertised and will be filled in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s “Executive Order of 12 April 2019 on the employment of artistic and scientific staff at the higher artistic educational institutions within the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s area”.
The appointment as associate professor will therefore be based on a specific assessment by an expert assessment committee. The assessment committee will base its assessment on the qualification requirements listed in the advertisement and all the application documents. It is therefore important that you include in your application attachments documenting that you meet the qualification requirements described in the call for applications.
Information regarding qualification requirements, the application process and the e-recruitment system can be obtained by contacting Sine Kildevang Madsen, email@example.com, tel.: +45 4170 1815.
Details about the academic content of the position can be obtained on request from Head of Institute Rikke Bjarnhof, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +45 4170 1641.
The Royal Danish Academy is an inclusive workplace that considers diversity a strength. We therefore encourage all qualified and interested applicants to apply for the position.
About the Royal Danish Academy
The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design and Conservation is an internationally recognised academy that educates professionally creative graduates to the highest level and develops new knowledge that creates value for society and the labour market. The Royal Danish Academy is a state institution under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and has approximately 1,700 students and 350 full-time staff equivalents. Read more about the Royal Danish Academy on our website www.royaldanishacademy.com.
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