Doctoral Researcher, New Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Art
Opportunity type: Fixed-term, Full-time
Working hours: 36 hours per week
Salary: £24,000 per annum (pay award pending) candidate will be eligible for an additional annual mobility allowance of approximately £650 and, if eligible, a further family allowance of £1,450 per annum
Location: London - Tate Britain, Millbank
Closing date: 21 October 2015 at midnight
About the challenge
This is your chance to be part of a prestigious research and training programme – a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network coordinated by Maastricht University. As one of 15 PhD researchers across Europe, you will contribute to addressing fundamental questions concerning the nature of modern and contemporary artworks and the consequences for their conservation and collection. The network will establish frameworks for international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and training collaboration. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an initiative to educate a new generation of professional curators and conservators.
About the role
Join our vibrant Research Department where your doctoral research will focus on ownership, information, control and access: a study of practice and ethics in contemporary art conservation. After developing an ethical and policy framework within which to conduct this research, you will consider the current points of tension around ownership, information, control and access with regard to research focused on the conservation of contemporary art. It’s a chance to compare the different approaches taken in the English, Dutch and German systems and explore what can be learnt from other domains. You will be expected to submit a doctoral thesis on the subject within three years.
The following documents must be submitted with your online application:
(a) A certified copy of your Master certificate and list of grades (with certified translation for languages other than English, Dutch, German or French);
(b) Evidentiary support: Non-native English speakers or applicants who have their MA degree in a language other than English must have one of the following language qualifications: pass the Academic IELTS (minimum score: 7.5) or TOEFL Internet-based test (minimum score: 113)
Additionally you must arrange for the following:
Two academic references must be received by the deadline for the application to be eligible, Candidates are responsible for instructing referees to submit their references directly to John McNeill, Collection Care Research Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.