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Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher of English literature with a cutting edge research profile. The researcher should also have a strong commitment to teaching new generations of students so that they can become game-changers in their own fields and make a difference in the world.
The selected candidate will teach in English and Italian in courses of “English Literature”, in the BA and MA programmes offered by the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, as well as in other post-graduate and Doctoral programmes. He or She will have to be able to perform all administrative duties and interact with the university administration in Italian.
The selected candidate will have to carry out research in the field of English Literature and Culture, with a focus on Nineteenth Century literature through a theoretical and/or comparative lens and literary adaptation of fictions of transformation (fairy tale, novella) and the way these genres have been adapted over the centuries in different languages and cultures, and from “adult” literature to children’s literature.
The position will be hosted in the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural 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 Develop state of the art laboratory facilities to pursue the theoretical and empirical study of linguistic and cultural diversity.
The Department is unique in its multidisciplinary approach to language, literature and culture, with fertile exchanges between linguistic, literary, historical and political approaches and an international outlook essential to a critical understanding of global society.
The Department actively pursues internationalization, activating joint programmes, Erasmus exchange periods, internships abroad, encouraging publication in international journals and inviting many Visiting Scholars and Professors.
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.
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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 favourable tax treatment for the first years of the contract.
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