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Job: Senior Researcher

The University of Trento is looking for a senior researcher on a fixed-term, non-renewable contract of employment for three years.

Candidate profile and description of the position

Foreign language required: excellent level of English; Knowledge of Italian: level adequate to carry out the assigned teaching load (the researcher is required to teach in Italian)

Maximum number of publications to be presented: 12

Hours of work: full time

Research effort required: the research activity will be focused on the theoretical and empirical investigation of cultural processes. A strong presence in international research debates and a multidisciplinary interaction with other social sciences are expected.

Teaching effort required: The candidate will teach B. A. and M. A. courses in the Department of sociology and social research. Teaching will cover both introductory courses in the sociology of cultural processes and more specialised courses –theoretically or empirically oriented – in the sociology of culture or cultural sociology.

Start-up fund for research activity: a start-up fund of €12,000 is provided to the researcher recruited at the end of this selection procedure. If at the time of the employment the researcher already holds research funds assigned on an individual basis (e.g. ERC Starting Grant), the start-up fund will be redetermined up to the total amount of €12,000. The start-up fund won’t be assigned if the funds already in use exceed the aforementioned amount. The overall annual hours of work for research, teaching and office hours for students within the areas indicated above equal 1,500 hours per year.

For further information in English, please see the attached job description below. For further information in Italian, you can check out the website.



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