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Professor of Paintings Conservation

Institute of Fine Arts
New York City, New York
Assistant Professor $105,000--$110,000 and Associate Professor $14,0000-$150,000
Start date
Nov 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Institute of Fine Arts of New York University invites applications for a tenured (associate level) or tenure-track (assistant level) professorship in paintings conservation beginning September 1, 2023.  Core components of the position include leading, teaching, and conducting research within the Kress Program in Paintings Conservation at the Conservation Center, which focuses on the study and conservation of Old Master European paintings. The successful applicant will contribute to the active Kress Paintings Conservation website, treat Kress pictures, and publish and deliver scholarly papers. Strengthening our course offerings in the conservation of modern and contemporary paintings, either through teaching or curriculum development, is also required. In addition, the applicant appointed at the associate level will be expected to serve as Chair of the Conservation Center on a rotating basis.n compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary of this position for Assistant Professor is a salary range $105,000.-$110,000 per annum, plus travel and research stipend and full benefits. For an Associate Professor,  salary range for this position is $140,000-$150,000 per annum, plus travel and research stipend and full benefits, commensurate with experience. 

Applicants must have a M.A. or M.S. in Art Conservation with a concentration in Old Master paintings conservation and preferably a Ph.D. in a related field. The Assistant Professor of Paintings Conservation will have at least four years of post-graduate studio experience and a record of adjunct teaching, conference presentations, and publications. At least seven years of post-graduate studio experience and two years of post-graduate teaching experience at the time of application are required for the Associate Professorship, as well as a substantial publication record.

The Institute of Fine Arts is a graduate educational institution serving M.A. and Ph.D students in art history, archaeology, and conservation. The course load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach graduate seminars, colloquia and lectures, and contribute to the academic life of the Institute. Mentoring and advising M.A. and Ph.D students at the Institute within their field of expertise is a significant component of this position. 

Please provide with your application a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, two syllabi (one for a treatment-based seminar and one for a lecture course suitable for art history graduate students), a statement about experience with and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and a sample published essay, article, or book chapter.  Include the names and contact information for three referees.  Letters will be solicited at a later stage.

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