[Job Vacancy] Professor of Language and Translation Spanish

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

  • Location: Venice – Italy
  • Salary: Not Specified
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed On: 7th October 2022
  • Closes: 7th November 2022

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 Full Professor of Language and Translation – Spanish 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 duties and research:

The Professor will teach in courses of Spanish and Translation from Spanish, at undergraduate and postgraduate level for a minimum of 120 teaching hours and will coordinate and supervise the activities of Foreign Language Assistants in Spanish, according to the current regulations.

The professor will have to contribute to the consolidation and development of research in the fields of Spanish language, Spanish morphosyntax and discourse variationist studies, in the field of language change and sociolinguistic accommodation processes in Spanish Language and Language history, in Dialectology (both synchronically and diachronically), and Lexicology (including a contrastive approach). The professor will be also expected to apply for research funding in national and international calls.

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.