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Associate Professor of Chinese and South Asian Languages and Literature.

Employer
Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia
Location
Italy
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a permanent position of Associate Professor in the area of Chinese and South Asian Languages and 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.

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

Teaching activity: the selected candidate’s teaching activity will include 120 hours of curricular and integrative teaching in the first and second cycle degrees courses. It will consist in teaching modern standard Chinese (at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels) examining in depth the syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and stylistic factors that shape utterances.

Research activity: the selected candidate will carry out research in the field of Chinese linguistics; particularly on the modern language. Her/his research will focus on syntax and information structure, and on the semantic and pragmatic factors which shape sentence structure in Modern Chinese.

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.

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.

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 4 years of the contract.

Read the call here: https://www.unive.it/data/38002/?id=2021-UNVE000-0088991

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