ORGANISATION/COMPANYCa’ Foscari University of Venice
RESEARCH FIELDHistoryReligious sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE11/03/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONItaly › Venice
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a non-tenured position for an Assistant Professor in the area of History of religions.
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 a researcher in the area of History of religions, capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world.
The teaching activity will consist in teaching a course in “History of Judaism”.
The research activities include focused studies and publication of at least one peer-reviewed article on Jewish Babylonian Aramaic incantation bowls in comparison with other Mesopotamian artifacts as well as with the Greek and Coptic magical materials from Egypt. The researcher will situate this comparative work within the broader study of early Jewish-Christian relations.
He must have not only knowledge of at least some of the languages that are relevant to the study of early Jewish and Christian magic (e.g., Greek, Latin, Jewish Aramaic, Syriac, and Coptic), but also at least a basic knowledge of the study of ancient magic.
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.
Thanks to the wide array of activities and subjects offered by the Department, students can learn and explore Asian languages and their cultural context.
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.
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 4 years of the contract.
EURAXESS offer ID: 605918
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