Assistant Professor in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

University of California Los Angeles Social Sciences

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage 2022

Job #JPF07970
  • UCLA GETTY CONSERVATION PROGRAM / L&S Social Sciences / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: November 14, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Jan 23, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jan 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin July 1, 2023. The appointment will be split 50:50 between the UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP and an appropriate home department depending on area of specialization. For instance, current faculty are located in Art History, Information Studies, and Materials Science & Engineering. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, research, service, and supervision of student research in both the Conservation IDP and the home department.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the conservation of cultural heritage, materials science, chemistry, materials engineering, anthropology, art history, or a closely allied discipline by the date of hire, July 1, 2023. An additional Master’s degree in the conservation of cultural heritage is preferred. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching and curriculum development. Preference will be given to candidates who conduct research in the fabrication, deterioration, and conservation of inorganic porous materials, including stone, adobe, and ceramics. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience working in collecting institutions, at archaeological sites, or with stakeholder communities. Strong candidates will have a demonstrable record of work within the Program’s core values of collaboration, sustainability, and diversity, equity, & inclusion.

The successful candidate will pursue an ambitious multidisciplinary research agenda, be able to bridge fundamental scientific and cultural knowledge, and incorporate the conservation of cultural heritage in their research and teaching. They will teach the following courses, or similar, within our curriculum:

CLT HTG 230 Conservation Laboratory: Ceramics, Glass and Glazes

CLT HTG 231 Conservation Laboratory: Stone and Adobe
CLT HTG 260 Structure, Properties and Deterioration of Material: Ceramics, Glass, Glazes

CLT HTG 261 Structure, Properties and Deterioration of Materials: Stone and Adobe

The UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP is the only academic program in the Western United States devoted to cultural heritage conservation. The three-year MA degree educates students in the theory and practice of conserving archaeological and Indigenous cultural heritage. The doctoral program engages students in a broad range of research within the conservation of material culture. The Program is embedded in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA and has state of the art teaching labs at the Getty Villa in Malibu. There are rich interdepartmental research opportunities at UCLA and potential for research partnerships with other academic and cultural institutions.

Interested candidates should submit application materials via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07970. Each application should include: (1) Statement of Interest (1 page) describing qualifications and interest in the Program, (2) Statement of Research, (2 pages), (3) Statement of Teaching (2 pages) including classes the applicant is prepared to teach, (4) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement (1 page), (5) Curriculum Vitae, (6) Three Publications or writing samples (7) Names and email addresses of three References (8) Authorization to Release Information. Please refer to the UCLA Guidance for Candidates for information on EDI Statements: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-search- committee-resources/sample-guidance/.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Candidates must complete their application by January 23, 2023 to ensure full consideration. After the initial review date, new applications will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. For more information about the Program or the position, contact Glenn Wharton, Program Chair, at glennwharton@ucla.edu.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community
dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release
Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not
include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the conservation of cultural heritage, materials science, chemistry, materials engineering, anthropology, art history, or a closely allied discipline by the date of hire, July 1, 2023.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Letter of Interest - Statement of Interest (1 page) describing qualifications and interest in the Program.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Three Publications - Three Publications or writing samples
  • Authorization to Release Information - https://ucla.box.com/shared/static/wqlh4ovm24bl79os5juy3rc7l9s0wpsj.pdf
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and email addresses of three References

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07970

Help contact: bronson@ioa.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA