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Wednesday, 11 May 2022 11:29

Full Professor in Language and Translation - English, Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy

Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a Full 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 full professor 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. 

The professor will be required to teach courses within academic discipline “Language and translation: English” at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as PhD courses, in accordance with the needs of the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies.

The professor will teach courses for a minimum of 120 teaching hours and will coordinate and supervise CELs’ activities, according to current regulations.

The candidate will have to contribute to the consolidation and development of research of the department in the areas of Translation Theory (from English into Italian in particular), Linguistic and Cultural Mediation, Tourism Discourse, and English for Specific Purposes. He be expected to take part in national and international teams that will apply for research funding. 

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.

Deadline for applications: 19 May 2022

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