Visiting lecturer in conservation science

Ref PAR 2022/598

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

 The Department of Conservation, which belongs to the Faculty of Science, provides professional preparatory education and research specialising in cultural heritage matters, landscapes and cultural environments, buildings, gardens, historical cultural objects and interiors. In Gothenburg we offer degree programs in art conservation and historic preservation. In Mariestad we offer programs in building construction, garden, and landscaping crafts. For more information about the Department, go to:

Research in conservation is multidisciplinary and multifaceted, with research groups focusing on conservation of cultural property, built environments and crafts. Conservation enhances knowledge, skills and approaches to the cleaning, mending, repairing, maintenance, renovation, transformation, restoration, reuse, adaptation and reconstruction of existing tangible and intangible resources, some of which are defined as cultural heritage. Conservation also investigates the use of cultural heritage and existing resources, where the subject area develops critical perspectives and participatory approaches.

The employment is in Gothenburg.


The subject area is Conservation of Cultural Heritage Objects, Conservation Science.

The post involves teaching at the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in the conservation of cultural heritage objects. During the year 2022/2023, the master specialises in modern materials. You will be asked to design courses and deliver lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and you will also supervise students in the laboratory and their projects.

You will be asked to present the principles of different techniques to analyse these materials, including optical microscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Scanning Electron Microscope coupled with x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), electrochemical methods and others such as photography and technical photography. Experience in the analysis of both organic and inorganic materials will be considered an advantage.


The applicant should have a PhD in heritage science, or corresponding, with demonstrable experience in the analysis of heritage materials. We would like you to have practical experience from working in a museum or heritage organisation. Other relevant skills will also be considered as meritorious. Teaching experience and work experience in Sweden will be considered an advantage.

Language of instruction will be in English.


Type of employment: Temporary post during recruitment; 2022-08-01 – 2022-01-31 or as long as is takes for the recruitment 
Extent: 100%
Location: Department of Conservation, Gothenburg  
First day of employment: 2022-08-01 or as agreed 

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact: 

Anneli Palmsköld, Head of the Department  
+46 (0)31-786 4714  

Johanna Nilsson, Program Coordinator 
+46 (0)31-786 37 06 


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  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Proof of experience
  • Certificates and other documents that you wish to claim
  • Possible letters of recommendation demonstrating your experience

It is your responsibility  to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. 

Applications must be received by: 2022-05-24

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