Monday, April 18, 2016

Research fellowship for "Literary ‘archaeology’ of the Historia Augusta: onomastic, toponomastic, and institutional studies between text and history"

http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/fgDetails/97757

Rep. n. 209/2016 Prot. n. 16581-III/13  del 13/04/2016  

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR SPECIFIC PROJECT 

Call for applications toward research fellowships  for specific research programmes pursuant to art. 7 of the Regulations on research fellowships awarding  

UNIVERSITA’ CA’ FOSCARI VENEZIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES 

  


The Director of the Department of Humanities


establishes the following:  

Art. 1 - Scope  

1. A public selection is announced  for the awarding one research fellowship lasting 12 months, with the possibility of renewal within the limits of art.

2 of the Regulations on university research fellowship awarding, which will be subject to a specific contract. 

The expected starting date is June 2016 .

The research fellowship amounts to Euro 19.367,00 per year gross to the recipient, net of the expenses to be sustained by the Provider. The amount may be subject to adjustment in the event of variations in the law. 

The research fellowship is awarded for the purpose of collaboration with the following research programme:    

title: Literary ‘archaeology’ of the Historia Augusta: onomastic, toponomastic, and institutional studies between text and history 

scientific disciplinary sector: L-ANT/03 – Roman history; L-FIL-LET/04 – Latin language and literature 

scientific coordinator and tutor: dott. Lorenzo Calvelli  

duration: 12 months 

abstract: On the basis of the studies that in the early XXth century Alfred von Domaszewski published on Roman place names and onomastics in the Historia Augusta, the research project aims to widen the analysis, which involves the major issue of the chronology of the Vitae, and to give a useful contribution to such a long-standing dispute. On the one hand, it aims to reassess if, and to what extent, names of places, individuals and even institutions in the Historia Augusta correspond to the actual historical context they refer to, by the comparison with literary sources even through digital textual research tools now available, and in the light of historical documents of new acquisition. On the other hand, it aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the literary level, with special reference to the historical and ideological context and cultural milieu in which the final redaction of the Historia Augusta took place.

3. The selection aims to ascertain the scientific-professional requirements deemed necessary  for carrying out  the above research activities.  



Art. 2 – Requirements for participation in selection procedure 

1. Citizens belonging to European Union member states and non-community citizens in possession of the following qualifications may take part in the selection:  

-  PHD in Classics (with dissertation in Roman History or Latin Literature) and appropriate scientific-professional curriculum for the research 

2. Qualifications obtained abroad will be examined by the Committee, in accordance with the following article 4, which may consider them as being equivalent for the purposes of admission, without prejudice to the current laws (for further information see http://cimea.it/default.aspx?IDC=129). 

3. Candidates must be in possession of the requirements at the deadline established by this selection procedure announcement (see art. 3, par. 2).

4. The following are not eligible for fellowships and are therefore automatically excluded from participation in the selection procedures: persons who have a degree of kinship or affinity, up to and including the fourth degree, with a professor belonging to the department or to the facility issuing the call for applications, or with the Vice Chancellor, the DirectorGeneral or a member of the University Board of Directors. 

5.  The following are not eligible for fellowships: permanent employees of the universities, public research institutions and bodies, the National Council for New Technology,  Energy and the Environment (ENEA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), institutions whose scientific specialisation diploma has been recognised equivalent to the title of PhD in accordance with article 74, fourth paragraph, of the Presidential Decree of July 11th 1980, no. 382, in accordance with the relative budget availability. 

6. Private employees can’t be grant holders. 

7. Candidates are admitted to the selection conditionally; the University will exclude, by motivated provision, candidates who are lacking the prescribed requirements. Said provision is notified to the party concerned by registered letter with recorded delivery or by telegram on the request of the party concerned.

8. In any case the grant will be awarded having regard to the art. 18 of the regulation on the research fellowship. 

Art. 3 – Application for participation in the selection and term
  

1. In order to participate in the selection procedure, the candidate must submit an application with all the required documents in accordance with the Regulations on research fellowship awarding and the following paragraphs.  

2. The application form, available on the University web page (link), must be filled in, dated, signed, addressed and submitted, together with all the required documents to the Director of the Department of Humanities, Università Ca’ Foscari  Venezia, at Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà, 2° flat, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venezia, by and no later than 20 days from the date of affixing on the official notice board and publication of this announcement in the University web pages, in the web pages of the MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) http://bandi.miur.it/bandi.php/public/cercaFellowship and European Union  http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm.  Failing that, the candidate will be excluded from the selection. The deadline for submission of applications and relative documentation is May 4th 2016, at 12 a.m. (Italian hour). If the deadline is on Saturday or on holidays, the deadline is extended to the first working day thereafter.  

3. The application form in the selection procedure is available in the web page of this University (link). 

4. In the application the candidate must clearly specify the title of the research fellowship for which s/he wishes to be selected.  

5. The documented application can be delivered by hand to the secretariat of the organization structure, Department of Humanities, Università Ca’ Foscari  Venezia, at Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà, 2° flat, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venezia, at the following times:

DAY                   from              to

Monday to Friday       8.30 a.m.       2.00 p.m. 

6. The complete application can also be forwarded by post, through registered letter with recorded delivery (see previous par. 2).  In this case, the proof of receipt will not be the mailing postmark but the date of receipt by the Administration, which must be by and no later than the deadline for the selection procedure

7. Applications can also be sent by certified email to the certified email address  of Ca’ Foscari University, Venice: protocollo@pec.unive.it by the above-mentioned term. The application must be sent only from another certified email address. In the email’s subject sent to the certified email address, specified above, please indicate [Research fellowship – Department of Humanities  – Literary ‘archaeology’ of the Historia Augusta]. 

8. Applications can also be sent by e-mail to ricerca.dsu@unive.it. In the subject of the email sent to the email address, specified above, please indicate [Research fellowship – Department of Humanities  – Literary ‘archaeology’ of the Historia Augusta]. 

9. The email and certified email must contain:

a. application form; 

b. declarations pursuant to the DPR 445/2000  duly signed, accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document scanned in PDF format;

c. further attachments (see par. 19 this article), also sent exclusively in PDF format.  

Transmission of the above-mentioned documentation in different formats (e.g. .doc, .xls) exclude the application from the selection.

10. Applications can also be sent by the online application procedure, if available in the call fiche web page: http://static.unive.it/domandeconcorso-en/accesso/dsu-dd209-16581.  The application form in the selection procedure is available in the web page of this University (link).

The candidate, after the uploading, will receive a submission number and an e-mail acknowledging receipt of his/her application.  The candidate if necessary could access the procedures for updating any data and materials by the link privided by the e-mail, in any case any updates must be made no later than the deadline May 4th 2016, at 12 a.m.(Italian hour). Please note that the University can be contacted for any support needs by the candidate until May 4th 2016, at 10 a.m.(Italian hour). Please note that in case of an high number of applications and/or weight of the materials loaded by the candidates the system might become slower, Therefore it is suggested not to start the process close to the deadline. 

11. Regardless the type of application’s submission, a copy of a valid I.D. of the candidate shall be attached; otherwise the application will be rejected.  

12. Unsigned and illegible applications, the ones without the required personal data and the compulsory attachments will not be taken into consideration. Furthermore the applications which, for any reason, reach this University beyond the term specified in paragraph 2 cannot be accepted. 

13.  With the exception of the provisions of art. 6, all communications concerning the public selections announced hereunder are sent to the concerned parties by certified email, registered mail with recorded delivery, or telegram.   

14. In the application the candidate must declare his/her surname and first name,  date and place of birth, taxpayer’s code and residence, in addition to: 

a) the title of the fellowship; 

b) the scientific disciplinary sectors;

c) the research coordinator with the role of tutor;

d) the possession of PhD, with the date on which it was obtained and the University where the course was held. Candidates in possession of a qualification obtained abroad must also specify whether, under the current laws, it has been declared equivalent to the Italian qualification;

e) nationality;

f) to be fit for the fellowship; 

g) whether he/she received a PhD grant;

h) whether he/she has already received a research fellowship under art. 22 of law no. 240/2010;

i) whether he/she has already held contracts under art. 24 of law no. 240/2010;

j) his/her presentation of an individual proposal such as Marie Skłodowska Curie/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar, having passed all the evaluation thresholds;

k) the conclusion of a Marie Skłodowska Curie/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar funded projects;

l) the possession of a residence permit valid at the deadline of the call for applications, in case he/she is a non-European citizen residing in Italy;

m) the consciousness that awarding of the fellowship is not compatible with the positions referred to in art. 11, with the exception of the provisions of the Regulations on university research fellowships awarding  and the current laws; 

n) the preference of the foreign language/sin which to be tested during the interview , if art. 5 of this call offers a choice of foreign languages; 

o) indication, where scheduled (art. 5), of the candidate’s intention to avail himself/herself of the option to be interviewed by video. In this case the technical feasibility should be declared in the application; 

p) the possession of the evaluation criteria listed in art. 5.5;

q) any other item specifically required in articles 2, 3 and 5;

r) disabled candidates, in accordance with the law of February 5th 1992 no. 104 and subsequent amendments and additions, shall make a specific request in relation to their disability, concerning any aids they require in order to take any tests and sit the interview. 

15. Lack of the declaration/s in accordance with letter d) par. 14 of this article, will result in exclusion from the selection. 

16. The application must contain the email and/or ‘Posta Elettronica Certificata’ (certified email) address, if possessed, and the address elected by the candidate for the purposes of the selection. Any variation must be promptly notified to the Department to which the application has been addressed.     

17. The University accepts no liability in the event of the recipient being untraceable or dispersion of the communications due to inaccurate indication of the domicile by the candidate, failure or delay in communication of variation of domicile or causes not depending on the University, or for any postal, telegraphic or telematic errors or  those attributable to third parties, chance events or force majeure.   

18. The declarations made in the application shall be considered issued in accordance with the DPR no. 445/2000 and subsequent amendments, by candidates entitled to use the simplified administrative certifications permitted by the above decree.  

19. Candidates shall enclose with their application:

a) their scientific-professional curriculum, the original copy of which must be signed,  specifying the educational qualification possessed for the purposes of the application and a detailed description of the candidate’s scientific-professional qualifications; a declaration must be appended in the footnote of the curriculum, pursuant to the D.P.R. 445/2000 and subsequent amendments and additions, that the information provided corresponds to the truth. Moreover candidates have to consent to the use of their personal data for the purposes of this selection procedure pursuant to the Legislative Decree 196/2003;

b) a list of the candidate’s scientific publications;

c) at least 2 publications in journals rated as "Class A" periodicals by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research (ANVUR) and at least one book on a historiographic subject;

d) declaration of absence of kinship and affinity, up to and including the fourth degree, with a professor belonging to the Department or to the department issuing the call or with the Rector, the Director-General or a member of the University Board of Directors;

e) declaration to fulfil the additional evaluation criteria listed in art. 5;

f) any other items specifically required in articles 2, 3 and 5. 

20. Candidates must demonstrate possession of the qualifications (excluding the publications) by means of the declarations established by the DPR no. 445/2000 referred to above.

21. The same procedures established in the previous paragraphs for Italian citizens should be applied to citizens of the European Union. Citizens of countries not belonging to the European Union, regularly residing in Italy, can use the self-certifications established by the DPR  no. 445/2000 limited to the countries, personal qualities and facts that can be certified or attested by Italian public bodies,  with the exception of the special provisions contained in the laws and regulations concerning  immigration and the status of foreigners.