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2 ESRs positions in the Doctoral Programme CLOE (MSCA-COFUND 2020)

    University of Genova
    HistoryArt history
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    06/12/2022 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Italy › Genoa
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND


UniGe is recruiting 2 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

A new 2022 call for applications for 2 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 the MSCA mobility rule (cfr. requirements for details).

Please read carefully the full notice of competition and the list of PhD programmes on the institutional Ph.D. programmes' webpage (https://unige.it/en/usg/en/phd-programmes) in order to submit your application.

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.

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) Risk, climate change and sustainable development – Research Theme 1: History and archaeology of commons (access rights, space, practices); Research Theme 2: Historical processes of mountain abandonment: historical and - or archaeological perspectives; Research Theme 3: Historical practices and new models of sustainable conservation and development: archaeological and historical perspectives. Contact e- mail: Prof. Anna Maria Stagno: anna.stagno@unige.it

2) History, History of Art and Archaeology (1 position)- Research Theme 1: Retracing and mapping the presence of major artists and architects of the XX century in the Ligurian hinterland; Research Theme 2: Designing and developing strategies to connect cultural memories and the sustainable enhancement of the mountain and rural areas surrounding the region. Contact e-mail: Prof. Paola Valenti: paola.valenti@unige.it



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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 2.196,16 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.





Eligibility criteria

You could find all the information about elegibility criteria in the guideline for applicants (2 Eligibility criteria –Who can apply?)


Selection process

You could find all the information about selection process in the guideline for applicants (6 Evaluation procedure and selection)


Additional comments

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 ESRs will be enrolled in 11 doctoral courses involved in CLOE through 2 calls for applications. 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 CLOE Doctoral 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.

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Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: 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.

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 forms through the application platformat through the following link: https://servizionline.unige.it/studenti/post-laurea/dottorato/domanda

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 available here: https://cloe.dp.unige.it/en/application_package_2022

Specific Requirements

Please read carrefully the notice of competition about the specific requirements of each PhD course where the position of your interest is hired:



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