ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Genova
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › BiodiversityEconomics › Environmental economicsEngineering › Civil engineeringHistory › ArchaeologyJuridical sciences › Social lawPhilosophy › Philosophy of lawSociology › Social changes
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/06/2021 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
OFFER STARTING DATE01/11/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER101034449
UniGe is recruiting 7 ESRs under the Doctoral Programme CLOE - MSCA COFUND 2020
CLOE Doctoral programme - Training to complexity: multidisciplinary approaches to rural and mountain sustainable development and conservation
The 2021 call for applications for 7 positions within CLOE Doctoral Programme has been published on University of Genova Ph.D. programmes' webpage. They are reserved to Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who also comply with thw MSCA mobility rule (cfr. requirements for details).
Please read carefully the full call for application and its annexes on the institutional Ph.D. programmes' webpage (https://unige.it/en/usg/en/phd-programmes) in order to submit your application. The complete document about the notice of competition is available here https://unige.it/sites/contenuti.unige.it/files/documents/Bando_XXXVII_E...
CLOE Doctoral Programme training is focused on multidisciplinary approaches to mountain and rural sustainable development and conservation starting from historical, environmental and legal perspectives.The project aims to train 15 PhD students from different countries also thanks to the collaboration of institution and organisation of the Liguria Region and excellent European research centres. CLOE supervisors develop their research in rural and mountain areas carrying out important European projects about: historical process of mountain marginalisation, living rural heritage, biodiversity and natural heritage conservations, measures to mitigate climate change and environmental risks, territorial justice, democracy in marginal areas. The objectives is to answer to one of the most important objectives of national and regional innovation strategies: address the problem of the abandonment of in-lands areas, promoting new approaches to locally-based, socially fair and sustainable development and thus contributing to better respond to the needs of rural areas in term of land management and territorial justice.
The positions are available on Environmental Engineering (1), Philosophy of law (2); Environmental economy (3); Political philosophy (4); Biodiversity & botany (5); Sociology & migrations (6); Rural and environmental history and archaeology (7)
As detailed in the call for applications, the candidate has to present the complete Curriculum Vitae and a research project. The candidate has to choose one of the two proposed themes about each position for the preparation of the research project, as summarised below:
1) Environmental Engineering PhD course: CIVIL, CHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING- Curriculum FLUID DYNAMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Research Theme 1: Hydrogeological risk analysis and mitigation by sustainable countermeasures and interdisciplinary approaches for the territory protection and the community resilience improvement; Research Theme 2: Decision support systems in fragile and orographically complex contexts subject to significant hydrogeological events. Contact e-mail: Prof.ssa Bianca Federici: email@example.com
2) Philosophy of law PhD Course PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND HISTORY OF LEGAL CULTURE Research Theme 1: Crowdlaw in the Service of Marginalized Communities; Research Theme 2: Theory of Legislation for Rural Democracy. Contact e-mails: Prof. Pierluigi Chiassoni: firstname.lastname@example.org, Prof. Andrej Kristan: email@example.com
3) Environmental Economy
PhD course in ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY Research Theme 1: Development of theoretical and applied models to integrate ecosystem-economics accounting for valuing and monitoring biodiversity conservation and sustainable development and non-compensatory indicators to support decision-making processes. Research Theme 2: Choice modelling techniques and cost-benefit analysis for policy design and environmental economic valuation supporting ecological transition and sustainable development. Contact e-mail: Prof. Barbara Cavalletti: firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Political philosophy PhD Course PHILOSOPHY (FINO) Curriculum: ETHICS AND POLITICAL THEORY Research Theme 1: Territorial justice and fair geographical distribution of resources across urban/mountain areas. Research Theme 2: Theorising individual and communal rights to stay in marginalised mountain areas. Contact e-mail: Prof.ssa Valeria Ottonelli email@example.com
5) Biodiversity and botany PhD course: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND TERRITORY Curriculum: BIOLOGY APPLIED TO AGRICULTURE AND TO THE ENVIRONMENT Research Theme 1: Re-Wild vs Neo-settlement in mountain areas: implications on natural and anthropogenic biodiversity in Western Alps and/or North Apennines. Research Theme 2: Changes in flora and vegetation related to mountain settlements with particular regard to invasive alien species in Western Alps and/or North Apennines. Contact e-mail: Prof. Mauro Mariotti: firstname.lastname@example.org
6) Sociology & migrations PhD course in: SOCIAL SCIENCES Curriculum: MIGRATIONS AND INTERCULTURAL PROCESSES Research Theme 1: Neo-settlement in rural and mountain areas: cultural encounters and social boundaries in local contexts over the last 50 years. Research Theme 2: Migration and refugee's experience in mountain areas and territorial democracy. Contact e-mail: Prof. Luca Palmas: Luca.email@example.com
7) Rural and environmental history and archaeology PhD course in: HISTORY, HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY Curriculum: ARCHAEOLOGY Research Theme 1: History and archaeology of collective domains and commons, present past and future. Research Theme 2: Heritage and heritagisation processes and territorial policies (18th-21th c.). Contact e-mail: Prof.ssa Anna Maria Stagno: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information purpose only, here you can find an excerpt from the call for proposals with the list of 7 positions and related research themes open within CLOE Doctoral Programme for 2021: https://cloe.dp.unige.it/sites/cloe.dp.unige.it/files/pagine/ANNEX_A_XXX...
PhD programme CLOE presentation
Mountain and rural sustainable development and conservation are problems at the centre of the debate. The depopulation and abandonment of rural areas, with their environmental and social consequences, are a priority on the agenda of national and European governments in the coming years. Present education and career paths are strongly disciplinary oriented and do not allow to build up the competencies and perspectives to recollect the links between the phenomena and the areas of knowledge around mountains and rural areas, to promote new locally-based approaches that is urgent to promote with the aim to stop their abandonment and guarantee a socially fair and sustainable development to their inhabitants as well as the conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage. According to EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training, CLOE willaddress this challenge through an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral Doctoral Programme developed and coordinated by the University of Genova in collaboration with a network of 13 academic and 15 non-academic organisations.
The aim is to address the political and economic marginalisation of rural communities and the loss of their rich rural cultural and natural heritage in their entire complexity, looking at the process of abandonment from an historical perspective. The CoVid emergency, highlighting the risks associated with population concentration in urban centres, is opening up new opportunities for rural areas. The project will offer the the opportunity to develop PhD research projects in a highly interdisciplinary environment supervised by scholars deeply engaged with the study of rural and mountain areas.
UniGe, the university of Liguria, with campuses in the major cities of the Region and one of the most important of Northern Italy, participates as sole beneficiary. A rich and diversified range of training opportunities will allow to broaden the cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary skills of a new generation of Early-Stage Researchers(ESRs) and provide a common ground for their future careers and for new research paths with important implications for sustainable development and environmental and cultural conservation. The University of Genoa is particularly qualified to conduct CLOEDoctoral Programme due to the previous and on-going projects of the involved supervisors. The doctoral programme will make it possible to network existing doctoral schools dealing with subjects related to mountain areas from different perspectives, and willbe the first step in the development of a new Strategic Centre on Mountain and Rural areas (MORA) that will deal with their new centrality
Courses, workshops, seminars and the joint collaborations between supervisors and students will allow to build up the competencies and perspectives to reconstruct, recollect and rethink the links and interconnections between the areas of knowledge around mountains. The focus will be on the diversity and recognition of local practices, habits, and lifestyles, the social and distributive implications of rural-urban migration and environmental risk. The training will be complemented with secondments in a network of other organisations for secondment - including other academic institutions, industry, NGOs and the public sector.
PhD dissertations will allow to scientifically compare different perspectives and procedures to support the possible future planning of rural and mountain areas considering and verifying their social, environmental and cultural effects. Each PhD research will address one of 4 closely related topics:
- mountain and rural areas and heritagisation processes (T1);
- mountain and rural conservation, cultural landscapes and conflicts (T2);
- coming back to the mountains and rural areas (T3);
- mountain and rural areas and environmental risks (T4).
Researches will focus on Liguria Region a perfect "laboratory area": precocious in the depopulation of mountains and the abandonment of agriculture, forestry and husbandry, as well as in the processes of industrialization and deindustrialization. At European level, Liguria is one of the regions with the highest percentage of abandoned rural and mountain areas, the oldest region in Europe and one of the regions with the highest concentration of Natural Parks and well-preserved common-lands.
PhD students will be recuited under a 36 months Research Fellowship (Assegno di Ricerca – AdR, art. 22 L. 30/12/2010, n. 240) which will comprise:
a living allowance, corresponding to the gross salary (employer/employee) paid in monthly instalments to fellows, inclusive of all social security coverage, contribution to pension funds (gestione separata INPS) and unemployment indemnity;
a mobility allowance for fellows’ expenses linked to their mobility (i.e. relocation, family and travel expenses);
The monthly gross salary, including living and mobility allowance, will be of 2.205,66 euro.
An insurance coverage is foreseen, according to Italian law provisions. The contract (AdR) will specify rights and obligations of the ESR and the arrangements relating to confidentiality and intellectual property rights. Moreover, each CLOE fellowship will include a contribution to costs needed to carry out research projects (e.g. consumables, contribution to travel expenses for secondments, short visits and conferences participation, publications, consumables and visas, if needed). The human resources policies of UniGe are guided by the general principles and requirements of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Researchers will be provided with an adequate working space, taking into account personal specific needs or disabilities. UniGe has an Equal Opportunities Committee and a Guarantee Committee for equal opportunities, the enhancement of the well-being of workers and against discrimination in order to guarantee a workplace free from unlawful discrimination and harassment and fair practices and behaviour at work.
You could find all the information about elegibility criteria in the guideline for applicants (2 Eligibility criteria –Who can apply?)
You could find all the information about selection process in the guideline for applicants (6 Evaluation procedure and selection)
CLOE is an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral Doctoral Programme developed and coordinated by the University of Genoa in collaboration with a network of academic and non-academic host organisations. CLOE is funded under the H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2020 scheme (G.A. n 101034449).UniGe will recruit 15transnationalEarly Stage Researchers (ESRs,i.e.no PhD and less than 4 years FTE research experience), respecting MSCA mobility rules. CLOE will support top-tier ESRsworking on 4 closely interrelated topics: ➢T1-mountain and rural areas and heritagisation processes; ➢T2-mountain and rural conservation, cultural landscapes and conflicts; ➢T3 -coming back to the mountains; ➢T4-mountain and rural areas and environmental risks. The 15 ESRswill be enrolled in 11 doctoral courses involved in CLOE through2 calls for applications. The first cohort of 7 ESRs will start on November 1, 2021, and the second one of 8 ESRs on November 1, 2022.Present education and career paths are strongly disciplinary oriented and do not allow to build up the competencies and perspectives to recollect the links between the phenomena andthe areas of knowledge around mountains and rural areas, to promote new locally-based approaches that is urgent to promote with the aim to stop their abandonment and guarantee a socially fair and sustainable development to their inhabitants as well as the conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage. According to EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training, CLOE willaddress this challenge through an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral Doctoral Programme developed and coordinated by the University of Genoa in collaboration with a network of 13 academicand 15 non-academic organisations.UniGe, the university of Liguria, with campuses in the major cities of the Region and one of the most important of Northern Italy, participatesas sole beneficiary. A rich and diversified range of training opportunitieswill allow to broaden the cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary skillsof a new generation of Early-Stage Researchers(ESRs) and provide a common ground for their future careers and for new research paths with important implications for sustainable development and environmental and cultural conservation. The University of Genoa is particularly qualified to conduct CLOEDoctoral Programme due to the previous and on-going projects of the involved supervisors. The doctoral programme will make it possible to network existing doctoral schools dealingwith subjects related to mountain areas from different perspectives, and willbe the first step in the development of a new Strategic Centre on Mountain and Rural areas (MORA) that will deal with their new centrality
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
The call is reserved to Early Stage Researchers. ESRs are researchers must be in their first 4 years of research career at the date of the recruitment and not have been already awarded a PhD degree before. Researchers must also comply with thw MSCA mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, study etc.) in Italy for more then 12 months in the three years prior to the date of recruitment. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent under a procedure to obtain refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account for the calculation.
As detailed in the basic information sections, the 7 PhD students positions are available in different UniGE PhD Courses and are about Environmental Engineering (1), Philosophy of law (2); Environmental economy (3); Political philosophy (4); Biodiversity & botany (5); Sociology & migrations (6); Rural and environmental history and archaeology (7).
Candidates’ research proposals must fit with the research areas of the call for applications. Candidates are asked to submit with their applications a research proposal. Applicants whose proposal should be deem off topic will be considered not eligible and will not be admitted to Step 2 of the Evaluation and Selection Procedure. Candidates must submit all the requested information and documentations through the application platformat through the following link: https://servizionline.unige.it/studenti/post-laurea/dottorato/domand
For further information about procedures please read the complete notice of the call for applications (https://unige.it/en/usg/en/phd-programmes) and the MSCA-COFUND guideline for applicants https://cloe.dp.unige.it/sites/cloe.dp.unige.it/files/pagine/Guidelines%...
Please read carrefully the notice of competition about the specific requirements of each PhD course where the position of your interest is hired:
EURAXESS offer ID: 641717
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