Job Posting: The Cripps Foundation Chair in Cultural Materials Conservation (Melbourne, Australia)


School of Historical & Philosophical Studies
Faculty of Arts
The University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Employment type: Full-time continuing position
  • Close date: September 14, 2016
  • Salary: AUD181,308 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

 The Cripps Foundation Chair in Cultural Materials Conservation is a new position within the Faculty of Arts and the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, created as the result of a generous donation from the Cripps Foundation. The Chair was established to promote interest and education in Cultural Materials Conservation, and has a significant research component.
The appointee is expected to make significant contributions to teaching, research and engagement within the discipline of Cultural Materials Conservation, broadly defined. The successful appointee will be located within the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC). The appointee will be expected to contribute to teaching at graduate levels, and will initiate, perform and supervise research in Cultural Materials Conservation. The appointee will have an established research specialization in an aspect of cultural materials conservation, and potential to achieve a high level of research performance through refereed publications and the securing of research grants. The appointee will also contribute to interdisciplinary activities and engagement activities connected to Cultural Materials Conservation in conjunction with the Director and other Grimwade Centre staff.
The position will report to the Head of School, Historical and Philosophical Studies.
Please DO NOT apply via the University website.
Dr. Leslie Kilmartin of The Insight Group, Executive Search Consultants, is managing enquiries and submissions relating to this appointment, and can be contacted by telephone: +61 (0)418 590 842 or email:
A cover letter, CV and a document addressing the selection criteria should be sent to
For position information and to apply online go to