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The Department of Conservation offers professional degree programs and research on issues of cultural heritage, landscapes, cultural environments, buildings, gardens, cultural historical objects, and interiors. In Gothenburg, we offer degree programs for building preservationists, conservators, and leaders in the field of traditional handicrafts. In Mariestad, we offer programs in building construction, garden, and landscaping crafts. For more information, see Collaboration is an important component of what we do—collaboration among the different branches of the department, between degree programs and research, and with the local, national and international community

Subject area

Lecturer in Conservation Science

Job assignments

The post involves teaching a Master’s course on scientific methods of investigation for modern materials. You will be asked to coordinate, design and deliver lectures and practical sessions in relation to the analysis of modern materials including plastics, ceramics, paper, metals, painted surfaces and more. You will also supervise students in the laboratory. You will be asked to present the principles of different techniques to analyze 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 multi/hyper-spectral imagining. Experience in the analysis of both organic and inorganic materials will be considered an advantage.


Qualifying to be employed as a visiting lecturer is the one who has demonstrated pedagogical skills and has undergone university education at advanced level or has equivalent skills or other skills relevant to the conservation of paintings. 

The applicant should have a Master’s or a PhD in heritage science with demonstrable experience in the analysis of heritage materials. We would like you to have experience of practical experience in a museum or heritage organisation . Teaching experience and work experience in Sweden will be considered an advantage.

Language of instruction will be English.


Type of employment: Temporary post during the period 2021-09-15 – 2021-11-15
Extent: 225 hours total
Location: Department of Conservation, Gothenburg  
First day of employment: 2021-09-15 or as agreed

Closing date: 2021-06-25

For further information:

Regarding the position, please contact:  

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

Stavroula Golfomitsou, Program Coordinator 
+46 (0)31-786 


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Attach to the application: 

  • Personal letter.
  • CV
  • Proof of experience
  • Certificates and other documents that you wish to claim.
  • Two rRecommendation letters demonstrating your experience. 

It is the responsibility of the applicant 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. 

The application is to be written in English. 


Closing date: 2021-06-25


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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