Assistant Professor in the area of Sociology of Culture and Communication.

Employer
Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia
Location
Italy
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Mar 23, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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.

Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher in the area of Sociology of Culture and Communication, capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world. The teaching activity will be carried out in the first and second cycle degrees courses with regard to double degree "Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration (MIM)", specifically:

-           Migratory fluxes, asylum seekers and political refugees

-           Methodological tools

-           Interaction, communication and transcultural processes in the Mediterranean.

The candidate will demonstrate competences in the field of history and sociology of migration, history and sociology of family, also in relation to migratory processes, gender and childhood studies, history and sociology of welfare and social policies, research methodology for the social sciences and the disciplines of history. The research activities will take place in the field of family and childhood studies, preferably in a comparative perspective and with particular attention to gender perspectives.

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 in a Transcultural perspective. Thanks to the wide array of activities and subjects offered by the Department, students can learn and explore Asian languages and their cultural context. The skills and scientific interests of the DSAAM faculty members cover a wide geographic area from Africa to Japan. 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.

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.

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 here: https://www.unive.it/data/38002/?id=2021-UNVE000-0019646