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Apply by: 2024-05-02

Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Italian literature.

Published 2024-04-02

Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Italian literature.

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 of Italian literature capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world. 

A scientific commitment in the field of the history of Italian literature, understood in its entire chronological span, is required. The researcher's study activity must focus on the specific fields of the academic discipline, i.e. the various literary forms and genres, research methodologies, the history of Italian literary criticism, Italian theatre literature, the transmission of knowledge and its reception, disciplinary teaching methodologies and techniques, relations with other literatures, with tradition and with the present day, the history of the discipline, and the edition and analysis of texts. The researcher must also possess skills philological, critical-hermeneutic, historical, linguistic-stylistic, comparative, interdisciplinary and digital skills

The researcher will be involved for 90 hours of curricular and supplementary teaching in Bachelor degrees, Master degrees, Ph.D., as well as tutoring.

In particular, the researcher will teach in the following courses

- Letteratura italiana 1 in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Management;

- Letteratura italiana in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Language, Culture and Society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa.

The position will be hosted at the Department of Humanities, a center for the development of innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to history, literature, classics, archeology, art and anthropology. In the Department of Humanities, Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows and ERC awardees work together with the permanent faculty, creating a vibrant academic environment.

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, offering a life-changing experience to its students and researchers, with a transformative impact on the local community.

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 and to attract talents worldwide. Ca’ Foscari provides applicants with exclusive services and onboarding initiatives. Our Housing office will help you search for a suitable and convenient accommodation, matching your needs and preferences with the available options.

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 years of the contract.

Read the call here: https://www.unive.it/data/38002/?id=2024-UNVE000-0081162 .

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