European University Institute (EUI)
Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
The European University Institute (EUI) in Florence invites applications for the post of Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), which becomes vacant in September 2013.
ABOUT THE RSCAS: The mission of the RSCAS is to contribute to policy-relevant research on the main issues confronting Europe. Its activities are based on the findings of basic research in the human and social sciences, in particular the disciplines represented at the Institute (economics, history, law and the social and political sciences). It promotes comparative and interdisciplinary approaches.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The director is responsible for leading the activities of the Centre. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record in a discipline represented at the Institute and proven experience in interdisciplinary research and in university administration or research management. A practical knowledge of at least two main European languages is required. The successful candidate will be expected to further the development of the Centre.
The director of the Centre will be hired at the 'senior professor' level of the EUI's professorial scale, on a five-year contract renewable for a further three years. The Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Any institution or qualified person wishing to suggest the name of a possible candidate is invited to contact Professor Marise Cremona, president of the European University Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org tel. +39 055 4685 310) before 15 February 2013.
Interested applicants should consult: http://www.eui.eu/vacancies for further details, and may contact the director of the Academic Service, Dr Andreas Frijdal, (email@example.com tel: +39 055 4685 332) for more information.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 15 February 2013
The aim of the European University Institute shall be to contribute, by its activities in the fields of higher education and research, to the development of the cultural and scientific heritage of Europe… This aim shall be pursued through teaching and research at the highest university level…, the Institute shall develop interdisciplinary research programmes on the major issues confronting contemporary European society, including matters relating to the construction of Europe.
-Art. 2 of the Convention setting up a European University Institute