[Job Vacancy] Tenured-Track Assistant Professor in the area of Language and Translation – English

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia – Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies

Location: Venice – Italy
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th May 2021
Closes: 24th June 2021
Job Ref: 35657

Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a tenured-track Assistant Professor in the area of Language and translation – English

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 Language and translation – English 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.

Teaching: the researcher is expected to carry out frontal teaching activities pertaining to the Academic Discipline “Language and Translation – English”. The researcher will be required to teach English from a variety of perspectives (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexical, pragmatics, translation). In addition, the researcher will teach English with particular attention to intercultural communication in the field of tourism and services to guests and clients.

Research: the researcher will have to carry out a valuable research activity through publications and by taking part in national and international conferences and research teams; furthermore he is expected to apply for competitively awarded research grants or to take part in research teams. The research activity will concern phonological, grammatical, lexical and discursive aspects, as well as translation studies and the evolution of English as a global language, from a theoretical and applied point of view, in line with the Academic Discipline ‘Language and Translation – English’.

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.

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 years of the contract.

Read the call here: https://www.unive.it/data/38002/?id=2021-UNVE000-0035657

Applications deadline: 1 pm June 24th 2021