Assistant Professor in the area of East Asian Archaeology, Art History and Philosophy

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    Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    24/06/2021 13:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Italy › Venice


Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a tenured-track position for an Assistant Professor in the area of East Asian Archaeology, Art History and Philosophy.



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 East Asian Archaeology, Art History and Philosophy, capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world. 


The teaching activities will consist in teaching about Japanese religions and philosophies, in a historic and anthropological perspective, with the use of primary sources in Japanese, and of tools based on the latest developments in teaching techniques. Courses:

  • Storia della filosofia e delle religioni del Giappone 
  • Storia del pensiero del Giappone moderno e contemporaneo 

The researcher will have to contribute to the Department's research on modern and contemporary Japanese religions and thought, applying the most recent anthropological methodologies and utilizing the results produced in this field by the most recent researches.



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.


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.



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.



Ca’ Foscari provides applicants with exclusive services and onboarding initiatives. Our Housing office will help you search for a suitable and convenient accommodation, matching your needs and preferences with the available options.


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.

Read the call here: https://www.unive.it/data/38002/?id=2021-UNVE000-0035660

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EURAXESS offer ID: 645596


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