Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Call for Expressions of Interest

Position of Associate Professor

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The School of International Studies (SIS) of the University of Trento, Italy, invites Expressions of Interest from highly motivated scholars to apply for a position at the level of Associate Professor.

SIS is interested in applications from candidates with an excellent teaching and research record in the area of European Studies, European Politics and Society.

Candidates’ profile

Candidates must have an excellent teaching and research record in the area of European Studies, European Politics and Society.
They must be able to work in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary environment, both from the point of view of teaching and of research, individually and also in team. They must be able to contribute to the School’s overall goal of developing cutting-edge teaching and research in the area of European and international studies. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a relevant subject area and a significant postdoctoral research experience. International research experience is desirable, as well as proof of skills involved in fund-raising from national, EU and international sources. We particularly seek individuals whose expertise complements existing programs at SIS. Candidates should have good interpersonal and communication skills.
The School of International Studies is committed to guarantee equal gender opportunities in the recruitment and career.  We seek to increase the percentage of female employees in areas where they are under-represented. Qualified women are therefore highly encouraged to apply.

Type of position

Associate Professor: permanent tenured position.
The academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s position abroad, his/her experience and scientific production.
Equivalence of academic position abroad is defined according to standards provided by the Italian Ministry of University and Research

The position implies teaching in the Master’s programme in European and International Studies (Laurea Magistrale in Studi Europei e Internazionali) and in the Doctoral programme in International Studies, as well as postgraduate and doctoral student supervision. The overall teaching load is 120 hours per year. The position of Associate Professor also implies institutional duties and tasks related to the work of the SIS and the University. As a consequence, candidates are expected to be willing to be regularly present in Trento on a permanent basis.

How to apply

Applications and relevant documents (a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a description of the research focus and research projects, a short description of courses taught, teaching evaluations and a statement on the current academic position) shall be sent by e-mail to direttore [at]

The e-mail subject should state "SIS - Declaration of Interest Form 2014".
Interested candidates are invited also to provide two letters of reference sent by the reference persons to the e-mail direttore [at] by the application deadline. The e-mail subject should state “Reference Letter for Name of the Applicant”.
Applications will be accepted until January 31st 2015.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to give a seminar on an agreed topic to be discussed with the teaching staff and students of the School of International Studies in Trento in February/March 2015.

More information about the School of International Studies, Trento

The School of International Studies of the University of Trento is a Graduate School working in the area of International Studies established in 2001 by four departments – Economics and Management, Humanities, Law, and Sociology and Social Research. It offers advanced courses for students who have completed a three-year undergraduate degree in a two-year Master’s programme in European and International Studies (Laurea Magistrale in Studi Europei e Internazionali) and a three-year Doctoral programme in International Studies.

Students, faculty and visiting professors from all over the world participate in the School’s teaching and research activities, which are by nature of a multidisciplinary nature and require close interaction by people with different scholarly background. As an advanced institute of interdisciplinary studies, the Graduate School of International Studies of Trento is unparalleled in Italy and, in the few years since its inception, has become a leading reference point in Europe for graduate teaching and research in Economics, Law, Sociology and Politics, History and Philosophy.

The work of the School is related to the phenomena of globalization and integration, which are currently becoming ever more pervasive and relevant. They are often considered in opposite terms: on the one hand, they can be seen as distant, fragmentary and sometimes threatening; on the other, they provide new opportunities for individuals, groups and nations. Such ambivalence presents a formidable challenge that cannot be answered without integrated responses and interpretive approaches which are possible only within a multidisciplinary context. 


  • Academic information: e-mail direttore [at]

  • Application and administrative procedures: e-mail sis [at]