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Published on Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by João Fernandes

Summary

The Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) invites applications for 6 post-doctoral fellowships in Global History and Governance. The fellowships are expected to start in November 2021. Fellows will have access to mentoring and will be asked to deliver tutorial teaching and supervision to undergraduate and graduate students in the SSM for up to a maximum of 50 hours per year. The posts are tenable for one year in the first instance and can be renewed for a further two years. The posts will not be renewed beyond the third year.

Announcement

Presentation

The Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) invites applications for 6 post-doctoral fellowships in Global History and Governance. The fellowships are expected to start in November 2021. Fellows will have access to mentoring and will be asked to deliver tutorial teaching and supervision to undergraduate and graduate students in the SSM for up to a maximum of 50 hours per year. The posts are tenable for one year in the first instance and can be renewed for a further two years. The posts will not be renewed beyond the third year.

Award

The Rector of the Università di Napoli Federico II announces a competition by qualifications and interview for the awarding of 21 one-year postdoc research fellowships (hereinafter “research fellowships”) renewable up to three years within the Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) project in the following research areas: 

  • Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology and Cultures (6 fellowships),
  • Global History and Governance (6 fellowships),
  • Law and Organizational Studies for People with Disability (3 fellowships),
  • Texts, Traditions and Book Cultures (6 fellowships).

Details on the research field, the research programme, the funding body, the place where the work will be performed, the duration of the fellowship, the annual gross amount net of the salary, the date of publication of the short list of candidates selected for interview, and of the date of the interviews are provided in Annexes 1-4 to this notice.

Requirements for Candidacy

Candidates of any nationality who have obtained their first Ph.D. degree between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2020 can participate. The period can be extended in cases of maternity, paternity, or long-term leave. 

Preferential requirements: a research doctorate in one of the disciplinary fields listed in the annexes 1-4; an excellent command of English; and a good command of at least a second or third language other than mother tongue.

For participants in possession of a qualification obtained abroad, the Selection Committee will decide on the validity of these qualifications for the purposes of participation in the selection process. 

Candidates cannot be permanent employees of universities, public research institutions or organizations, the Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA), the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), or any other institutions that offer a Scientific Specialization Diploma (diploma di perfezionamento scientifico) that has been recognized as being equivalent to a Ph.D.

No person who is related by kinship (up to and including the fourth degree) to a professor who belongs to the Steering Committee of the SSM, or to the Rector, the Director-General, or a Member of the Board of Governors of the University of Naples Federico II can participate in the competition.

Application

Application must be submitted by August 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm (CET), only via the online application system available at www.ssm.unina.it/postdoc/  

In case of multiple applications, candidates are required to open and register an account for each application.

Online applications, under penalty of exclusion, must contain the following:

  1. the candidate’s name, last name, date and place of birth, nationality, tax code (only for Italian citizens) and place of residence;
  2. the acronym of the chosen postdoc program;
  3. the possession of a Ph.D. degree, the name of the institution that awarded it and the date of the conferral;
  4. the declaration that the candidate is not an employee of a university or public research institution or organization, the Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA), or the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), or any other institution that offers a Scientific Specialization Diploma (diploma di perfezionamento scientifico) that has been recognized as being equivalent to a Ph.D.pursuant to Article 74, paragraph 4 of Presidential Decree no. 382 of 11 July 1980;
  5. the declaration that the candidate does not fall within any of the situations of incompatibility set forth in Article 18, paragraph 1, letters b) and c) of Law 240/2010: that is, that he or she is not related by kinship (up to and including the fourth degree) to a Professor who belongs to the Steering Committee of the SSM, or to the Rector, the Director-General, or a Member of the Board of Governors of the University of Naples Federico II.

The following documents must be uploaded on the online application system:

  1. the research project, written in Italian or in English, which the candidate intends to carry out (no more than 2,500 words, short bibliography included, written according to the template available on the SSM website:http://www.ssm.unina.it/it/assegni-di-ricerca-bandi-e-avvisi/);
  2. a dated and signed scientific and professional curriculum vitae (please, use the template provided on the SSM website: http://www.ssm.unina.it/it/assegni-diricerca-bandi-e-avvisi/);
  3. a copy of the D. dissertation, accompanied by an abstract (max 1,000 words);
  4. a maximum of three publications (monographs, articles from journals, essays in collective volumes but not reviews or edited volumes) chosen from those that are most significant, and representative of the candidate’s profile. The publications must clearly report the bibliographic identification data (title, page, ISBN/ISSN, etc.). Publications in print are accepted only if accompanied by a declaration of acceptance from the appropriate editor;
  5. the syllabus of a ten-session (20 hours) seminar either for graduate or undergraduate students of the SSM;
  6. the scan of a valid identification document;
  7. the certification in lieu of declaration pursuant to art. 46 of the Presidential Decree 445/2000, provided in accordance with Annex A of this announcement, concerning the possession of the title of Ph.D., indicating the name of the course followed, the date of achievement, the University that awarded it, and, if applicable, the opinion expressed by the jury of the final exam;
  8. the substitute declaration of the deed of notoriety (provided in accordance with Annex B) to declare that the PhD dissertation, the publications and any other qualifications held that are deemed useful for the purposes of the competition are conforming to the original.

The absence of any of the documents referred to in points 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 constitutes grounds for exclusion.

Candidates may also present two letters of recommendation in their support. The letters must be sent separately and directly by the scholars who write them to the e-mail address of the relevant project indicated in the annexes 1-4, no later than August 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm (CET), indicating in the subject NAME and SURNAME of the candidate and identification number of the competition.

The Administration assumes no responsibility for the case of dispersion of communications, due to inaccurate indications of residence and address by the applicant or from failure or late communication of the change of the same, nor for any other telegraphic and/or telematics errors or mistakes not attributable to the Administration itself.

Selection Committee

The Selection Committees are appointed by a decree of the Rector on the proposal of the SSM Research Coordinators of each of the scientific areas of interest. The Committees will consist of three or five sitting and two substitute members, chosen from university professors and researchers. 

Selection Procedure

Selection is based on assessment of the candidate’s qualifications and an interview.

The Selection Committee’s assessment will be based on 100 points, 70 of them relating to qualifications, research project and publications; 30 to the interview.

Evaluation of Qualifications

Points for the research project, qualifications and publications are awarded as follows:

  • up to 17 points for the research project and the syllabus;
  • up to 8 points for the Ph.D. qualification, with reference to the relevance of the Ph.D. to the research activities to be undertaken;
  • up to 15 points for further university qualifications (undergraduate degrees, other PhDs, specialization diplomas, master’s degrees), as they relate to the relevance of said qualifications to the research activities to be undertaken, and for documented research activities at public and private academic and scientific institutions in Italy and abroad (postdoc fellowships, grants, etc.);
  • up to 30 points for the scientific publications and doctoral dissertation, taking the following criteria into consideration: originality and innovative nature of the scientific work and its methodological accuracy; the compatibility with the topics and fields of expertise indicated in the annexes; the scientific relevance of the publishers of the publications and their impact within the scientific community.

Evaluation of qualifications will precede the interview. 

Candidates who score at least 45 out of 70 in the evaluation of qualifications will be shortlisted for the interview.

The results of this evaluation will be communicated to the parties concerned before the interview by posting on the website of the SSM at the following address:

http://www.ssm.unina.it/it/assegni-di-ricerca-bandi-e-avvisi/  

The posting constitutes an official notice, and no personal communications will be sent to the interested parties.

Shortlist, Interview and Ranking list 

The interviews’ shortlists and the date in which the interviews will take place will be published by September 24, 2021 on the website of the SSM at the following URL:

http://www.ssm.unina.it/it/assegni-di-ricerca-bandi-e-avvisi/  

The interviews will take place between September 25 and 30; they may also be held entirely by video conference and will be aimed, among other things, at ascertaining the level of knowledge of the foreign language(s) indicated by the candidates in their CV.

The interview will be considered passed if the candidate has achieved a score of at least 24/30. 

The merit ranking will be formulated, in descending order, by adding the score of the qualifications to that of the interview. In the event of a tie between two or more candidates, the younger candidate will have priority in the ranking. The grants are awarded within the number of those available, according to the order of the relative ranking. 

Starting Date, Activities and Obligations of the Grant Recipient

Winners will be notified of the procedures for stipulating the contract. Under penalty of forfeiture, they must sign the same contract within the term of thirty days from the date of receipt of the aforementioned communication. 

The coordinator of the research area of the SSM in which the holders of the grant must carry out their activity will appoint a full professor or university researcher responsible for the activity itself. At the time of the awarding of the grant and then, periodically, at the beginning of each year, the coordinator will also establish the project activity plan, based on the proposal of the appointed responsible. 

Fellowship holders are required to submit annually, to the relevant structure, a detailed written report on the research activity carried out, endorsed by the appointed responsible. They will also have to present and discuss the results of this activity in at least one documented and publicized annual seminar. 

The research activity will take place in Naples at the headquarters of the Scuola Superiore Meridionale. Subject to the authorization of the appointed responsible, it can also be carried out for a total period not exceeding six months within a year, at a university or a research organization abroad, which will issue at the end of their stay a specific certification, attesting that what has been done is consistent with the research activity to be carried out. 

Fellowship holders can receive mission assignments under the SSM programs. 

Fellowship holders can be entrusted with an educational activity in the SSM courses which in any case must not compromise the research activity. Teaching activities cannot exceed the limit of 50 hours per year. Educational collaboration is optional, without charges for the SSM and the Federico II University budget. It does not give rise to rights regarding access to the roles of Italian universities. 

At the end of the fellowship, the holder must submit a final report on the activity carried out. 

The grants do not in any way constitute a subordinate employment relationship and do not give rise to any right with regard to access to university roles.

Non-Accumulation; Incompatibility; Leave and Interruptions

The fellowship cannot be combined with other scholarships awarded for any reason, except with those granted by national or foreign institutions useful for integrating, with stays abroad, the research activity of grant holders. 

Beneficiaries may not accumulate it - under penalty of forfeiture - with income from professional activities or employment relationships carried out on a continuous basis. 

Simultaneous enrolment in bachelor's, master's or specialisation degree courses, research doctorates with the use of a scholarship, in Italy or abroad is incompatible with the fellowship. 

The research activity is suspended during the period of compulsory leave due to maternity and duly proven sickness. The entire duration of the grant cannot be reduced due to the aforementioned circumstances. An overall period of justified absence not exceeding thirty days in a year does not constitute suspension and, consequently, must not be recovered. 

Automatic termination of the contract

The contract is automatically terminated for those who interrupt, without justified reason, the activity and for those who are responsible for serious breaches, on a motivated proposal from the appointed responsible, approved by the Committee of the relevant structure. 

Payments, tax and social security treatment

The research grant is paid, net of the charges borne by the holder of the same, in deferred monthly instalments of the same amount, apart from cases of research activity interruption. 

For fiscal matters, please refers to the notice in Italian. 

The SSM provides insurance coverage in favour of the holders of the grants for accidents and third-party liability, as part of their research activity. 

ANNEX 1

  • Call number: ACMA_021
  • Research project title: Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology and Cultures
  • Abstract of the research project :

The research program will focus on the field of the ancient Mediterranean and its post-ancient tradition and should specifically be concerned with a relevant subtopic. These areas of study include but are not limited to:

archaeology, conservation, architecture, physicalanthropology, history, art, philology, technology, museology, and management. The program will be characterized by a contextual and interdisciplinary approach and can adopt either a macro or a micro scale. The candidate will carry out their research in close collaboration with institutional staff and will participate in the teaching and supervision activities of the School. Preferential experience includes conducting international research, competing in competitive research calls, and performing collaborative work. By way of example, the research areas already active at the School include: analysis of the interconnections between cultures and Mediterranean centers; issues concerning centralsouthern Italy and the Vesuvian sites; the interaction between historical, literary and archaeological documentation; reflection on digital corpora and new forms of documentation of testimonies; the sector of restoration, conservation and good practices in heritage management.

  • Research areas: Classical archaeology, Ancient topography, Greek history, Roman history, Egyptology, Classical philology, Greek language and literature, Latin language and literature, Museology, Architectural history andArchitectural restoration
  • School where the research will take place: Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Napoli
  • Research coordinator: Prof. Carlo Rescigno
  • Funding institution: Scuola Superiore Meridionale
  • Period of funding: 1 year, renewable up to 3 years
  • Salary: € 35,000 per year
  • Email address to which the recommendation letters must be sent: acma@unina.it
  • Date of online publication of the candidate shortlist and relevant interview dates: 24 September 2021
  • Webpage for information and notifications: http://www.ssm.unina.it/en/postdoctoral-fellowshipscalls-and-procedures/ 

ANNEX 2

  • Call number: GHG_021
  • Research project title: Global History and Governance
  • Abstract of the research project:

Research projects should focus on the globalization processes that have characterized various features of the planet and should take a comparative approach. Only projects with a chronological research period between the 16th and 21st centuries will be taken into consideration. Projects can take either a macro or micro scale approach to the research topic at hand.

Specifically, research projects focusing on the following areas will be held in high regard for consideration: the relations between historical processes, legal regimes and the organization of power; the interdependencies between economic, political, legal, cultural and social factors; and the circulation, exchange and interconnection of ideas, people, institutions, legal cultures, political models, concepts, rights and goods on a global scale.

By way of example, projects may address themes related to: empires in modern and contemporary ages; states, wars and violence in the 19th and 20th centuries; history of slavery and forced labor; Europe's legal heritage and its integration; religions and the sacred in the modern and contemporary world; history, conceptions and practices of citizenship; states, nations, languages, peoples, classes; legal comparison in modern and contemporary ages; European and international institutions; technical standards, indicators, global finance and trade; public powers, private powers and global governance; general principles of law and methods of dispute resolution.

  • Research areas: Modern and Contemporary history, Law, Political Sciences
  • School where the research will take place: Scuola Superiore Meridionale
  • Research coordinator: Prof. Daniela Luigia Caglioti
  • Funding institution: Scuola Superiore Meridionale
  • Period of funding: 1 year, renewable up to 3 years
  • Salary: € 35,000 per year
  • Email address to which the recommendation letters must be sent: ghg@unina.it
  • Date of online publication of the candidate shortlist and relevant interview dates: 24 September 2021
  • Webpage for information and notifications: http://www.ssm.unina.it/en/postdoctoral-fellowshipscalls-and-procedures/

ANNEX 3

  • Call number: LOSPD_021
  • Research project title: Law and Organizational Studies for People with Disability 
  • Abstract of the research project:

Projects that focus on the unique nature of the issues surrounding people with disabilities are preferable. Researchers who take a multidimensional view in their studies are also desirable. Therefore, the call is open to projects that focus on the relational dimension of the person with disabilities, not only concerned with material needs, but also with existential, relational, emotional and educational needs; the development of an individualized path to live an independent life; and enhancing and protecting the role of families and care-givers. For instance, projects may cover topics related to the acquisition and development of specific abilities to recognize and protect the rights of people with disabilities, as well as on the organization and management of the relationship between these people and the society in which they live, both in public and in business contexts.

  • Academic disciplines: 12/A1 (Private Law); 13/B3 (Business Organization and HR management)
  • Research areas: Private Law, Business Organization and HR management
  • Research coordinator: Prof. Luigi Maria Sicca
  • Funding institution: Scuola Superiore Meridionale
  • Period of funding: 1 year, renewable up to 3 years
  • Salary: € 35.000
  • Email address to which the recommendation letters must be sent: lospd@unina.it 
  • Date of online publication of the candidate shortlist and relevant interview dates (SSM website): 24 September 2021
  • Webpage for information and notifications: http://www.ssm.unina.it/en/postdoctoral-fellowshipscalls-and-procedures/

ANNEX 4 

  • Call number:  TTCL_021
  • Research project title:  Traditions and Book Cultures. Italian and Romance Studies
  • Abstract of the research project:  

The research project must be concerned with the production, dissemination and circulation of medieval and modern age manuscripts and printed works of the Italian and Romancespeaking world. Particular attention should be devoted to the wide variety of factors (historical, political, economic, religious, philosophical), which came together to determine the forms and contexts of the intellectual debates of the time. Particular attention must be paid to clarification of the geographical and historical coordinates within which to read the constitution, as well as the continuous reorganization of the literary canon. Additionally, projects should consider traditions, linguistic history, sources, locations, and supporting material, all of which facilitated the development of intertextual and interdiscursive relationships in order to bring the dialectical relationships between works, authors and intellectual groups to light. The research program must be based on codicologicalpaleographic, historical-linguistic, and philological skills, together with a profound awareness of the historical-literary, historical-linguistic and historical-philosophical problems, as well as of the more comprehensive history of culture at the core of writing practices. Therefore, critical editions and commentaries on works that lend themselves to a greater understanding of the literary space of the period under examination will be taken into consideration; investigations concerning the compromises between literary language and the languages of other areas of knowledge (politics, law, science, philosophy); comparative studies concerning the material side of literary production and on transitions that anticipate a notion of "media" (places and editorial strategies, graphic and book forms, inscription within literary traditions, implicit and explicit polemical contents, and dynamics of rewriting and reforming shared cultural heritage).

  • Academic disciplines:   L-FIL-LET/09 (Romance Philology and Linguistics); L-FILLET/10 (Italian Literature); L-FIL-LET/12 (Italian Linguistics); L-FIL-LET/13 (Philology of Italian Literature); L-FIL-LET/14 (Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature); M-FIL/06 (History of Philosophy); M-STO/08 (Archival Science, Bibliography and Librarianship); M-STO/09 (Paleography).
  • Research areas:  Codicology and Latin palaeography; history of printed books and private and public libraries; Italian and Romance philology; Italian and Romance linguistics and lexicography; Italian and Romance style, metric and rhetoric; Italian literature:  from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance; the history of intellectual groups and the Western imagination from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
  • Research coordinator:  Prof. Andrea Mazzucchi
  • Funding institution:  Scuola Superiore Meridionale
  • Period of funding:  1 year, renewable up to 3 years
  • Salary: € 35.000 per year
  • Email address to which the recommendation letters must be sent: ttcl@unina.it
  • Date of online publication of the candidate shortlist and relevant interview dates (SSM website): 24 September 2021
  • Webpage for information and notifications:  http://www.ssm.unina.it/en/postdoctoral-fellowships-callsand-procedures/

Further informations

Further details on the research program and instructions about how to apply can be found here:

http://www.ssm.unina.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Bando-assegni-SSM_2021-Area-umanistica_ENG.pdf

For further information on the SSM see:http://www.ssm.unina.it/en/

For further information on the program see: http://www.ssm.unina.it/en/global-history-and-governance/

Subjects

Places

  • Largo San Marcellino 10
    Naples, Italian Republic (80138)

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Keywords

  • Global history, global governance, comparative history

Contact(s)

  • Daniela L Caglioti
    courriel : ghg [at] unina [dot] it

Information source

  • Daniela L. Caglioti
    courriel : caglioti [at] unina [dot] it

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« Six Postdoctoral Fellowships in Global History and Governance », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, July 06, 2021, https://calenda.org/894520

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