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Assistant Professor: Chinese and South Asian Languages and Literatures

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia - Department of Asian and North African Studies

Location: Venice - Italy
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th May 2019
Closes: 30th May 2019

Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a tenure track position for an Assistant Professor in the area of: Chinese and South Asian Languages and Literatures 

Ca’ Foscari is a research intensive institution committed to competing for international scientific excellence through the recruitment of the best academic talents worldwide. Talented young researchers and experienced senior professors make Ca’ Foscari a stimulating environment for career development and research freedom. Our university is committed to research excellence, funding promising researchers and developing international partnerships. As a leading research university, Ca’ Foscari explores cutting-edge research directions across disciplinary boundaries, setting a new agenda designed around six global challenges.

Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher in the area of Chinese and South Asian Languages and Literatures, capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world.

The position will be hosted in the Department of Asian and North African Studies. The Department has recently received a  “Department of Excellence” Award by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. The Excellence Award has allowed the department to receive  additional state funding to develop innovative projects for the creation of the Marco Polo International Research Centre (MaP) Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections.The aim is to foster scientific cooperation at international level on innovative topics such as new religious identities, migrations, climate change and the history of relations between Europe, Asia and the Arab and Islamic world.

The specific fields of interest, often cross-disciplinary, can be divided into four main areas: linguistics, philology and literature; religions and philosophy; archaeology and cultural heritage conservation, figurative arts and performances; history, institutions, economics, society, politics and international relations. 

The Department has strong international ties for educational, research and cultural purposes, which result in events, research fundings, Joint and Double Degree programmes and mobility opportunities for students and staff members.

Teaching activities include at least 60 hours of curricular and integrative teaching in the field of  classical Chinese and classical Chinese literature.The researcher is also expected to supervise BA and MA theses.

The successful candidate is also expected to conduct original and innovative research, to have a solid research publications track record and have participated in international research projects and international conferences.

The Institution

Since its foundation in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been a leader in Economics and Foreign Languages and Cultures. Today, Ca’ Foscari is exploring new frontiers in research, focusing on Climate Change, Digital Humanities, Digital and Social Innovation, and Nanosciences. An intellectual powerhouse of international repute in the heart of the city of Venice, Ca’ Foscari provides a one-of-a-kind blend of scientific research, cultural heritage and history.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has also obtained the full Human Resources Strategy for Researchers certificate, a set of initiatives to improve work conditions for researchers. Ca’ Foscari provides applicants with exclusive services and onboarding initiatives. Our Housing office will help you search for a suitable and convenient accommodation.

If you are a non-Italian applicant or if you have resided outside of Italy for more than 3 years, you will benefit from a favorable tax treatment for the first 4 years of the contract.

Read the call here: https://intra.unive.it/plapps/bandi/common/showbando?id=30922 

   
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