• About SNS

    The Scuola Normale Superiore is a public institute for higher education that in its two centuries of life has earned itself a special place, both in Italy and abroad, a place characterised by merit, talent and scientific rigour. Two types of course are available: the undergraduate course and the PhD course.The teaching activity is distributed among four academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Sciences, placed in Pisa; the Department of political and social sciences and the Ciampi Institute, located in Florence.  

  • Admission

    The evaluation for entrance to the first year of the undergraduate course does not include the high school leaving certificate, and the bachelor's degree is not taken into consideration in the entrance examination for the fourth year course. For each PhD course, candidates’ level of competence, talent, motivations and aptitudes to scientific research will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and research project and an interview.

  • Academics

    The Scuola Normale Superiore offers two types of course: the undergraduate course, leading to first and second level university degrees, and the PhD course, the international equivalent of the Italian Dottorato di ricerca.The teaching and research activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of  Sciences, and the Department of Political and Social Sciences.The first two academic structures, housed at the Pisa site, organize courses for both the  undergraduate course and the PhD course. The Department of Political and Social Sciences, situated in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, deals only with the PhD course.

  • Research

    A highly qualifying feature of the Normale way is the strong link between teaching and research that is a characteristic of both the undergraduate and the graduate programmes of the Scuola. The research structures of the two Faculties welcome students with a relevant study interest, enabling them to collaborate in a mature way with the activities of the researchers.

  • International

    The Scuola Normale is an institute of a decidedly international nature. Examinations for admission to the undergraduate degree course and for the PhD course are open to all citizens worldwide. A certain number of places on the PhD course are reserved for students from other countries. During the pre laurea and  post lauream teaching courses, study and research programmes are made available at overseas universities and research centres with which the Scuola forms an intense network of collaboration.  The doctorate course in particular is taught in a veritable graduate school in line with the highest international standards. 

Fixed-Term Researcher in "Political Science"

The Scuola Normale Superiore announces a selection for the recruitment of one fixed-term researcher, under art. 24, par. 3, lett. a) of the Law 240/2010, engaged on the basis of a full time appointment for a three-year term and by the stipulation of a private-law employment contract, at Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, to carry out research activities, teaching activities, supplementary teaching activities and tutoring to students, in the academic field 14/A2 “Political Science” – academic discipline SPS/04 “Political Science”.

Research programme: Actors, agendas and dynamics in transnational and supranational policy-making settings.  Supervisor: Prof.ssa Manuela Moschella.

Research activities: The selected candidate is expected to undertake research activities on topics included in the academic disciplines SPS/04, concerning the program described above. He/she needs to have research experience on political and policy dynamics in transnational and/or supranational settings with particular attention to the interfaces between domestic politics and supranational decision-making and regulatory dynamics. Strong methodological skills are also required.

The researcher’s teaching activities, integrative teaching activities, supplementary teaching activities and tutoring to students will consist in giving lectures, training sessions and, if needed, in support activities to teaching according to the annual planning approved by the competent bodies of the Scuola Normale and of the Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali. In particular, the researcher may be involved in teaching activities for PhD Program in Political Sciences and Sociology.

Duration of the contract: 3 years.

Remuneration: the annual remuneration will be the same as the starting remuneration for confirmed researchers, corresponding to an annual gross compensation of  € 34.898,06.

Application deadline: the application must be received by 5th September, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. at the Scuola Normale Superiore.

Information about the selection procedure can be found below. Candidates are invited to review the official announcement published on the website of the Scuola Normale Superiore, HERE, and to follow exclusively its detailed instructions should they decide to apply.

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