Announcement of selection procedure for the position of researcher at the University of Gastronomic Sciences
Deadline: August 5, 2018
You can find the whole description of the position here: https://www.unisg.it/en/assegni-di-ricerca/dr-212-18-bando-per-un-assegno-di-ricerca-agr-02-nextfood/
Description of the research project:
NEXTFOOD will drive the crucial transition to more sustainable and competitive agrifood and forestry systems development by designing and implementing education and training systems to prepare budding or already practicing professionals with competencies to push the green shift in
our rapidly changing society. NEXTFOOD will challenge the linear view of knowledge transfer as a top-down process from research to advice and practice, and support the transition to more learnercentric, participatory, action-based and action-oriented education and learning in agrifood and
forestry systems. In several pioneering case studies, covering agrifood and forestry systems in Europe, Asia and Africa, farmers solve real challenges related to sustainability together with researchers, students and other relevant stakeholders while developing both green technical skills and soft collaborative competencies. NEXTFOOD will assure quality in research and education by creating a peer-review system for evaluation of practice-oriented research outputs focusing on sustainability and practical usefulness. In addition, it will develop an international accreditation framework for education and training in fields relevant to sustainable agrifood and forestry systems.
An innovative action research process will guide the NEXTFOOD project’s development in a cyclical manner, ensuring that the research process and actual case studies are ever-improving.
This will exemplify how practice-oriented research can be instrumental to achieve: better collaboration between university and society, more innovation in the agrifood and forestry systems sector, and a progressive agrifood community ready to tackle complex sustainability challenges of
the 21st century
Duration, renewal and amount of the research grant
The research grant has an initial duration of one year and may be renewed, upon its expiration, for periods of not less than one year for a maximum of four years.
The renewal of the grant is resolved by the Board of Directors, in compliance with art 3.3 of the “Regulations for the awarding of research grants”.
The gross annual compensation associated with the grant, net of the institute’s obligations, is equal to 19,367 euro.
The stipend is paid to the beneficiary for the performance of his/her duties, according to the conditions indicated in the work contract.
Requisites for admission to the selection process
The selection process for the awarding of the research grant is open to applicants who satisfy the following requisites:
a) Bachelors’ degree (degree programs of not less than 4 years, as defined in the didactic regulations prior to Ministerial Decree n. 509, of 3 November 1999) or 5-year specialization degree (art. 3, point 1, letter b), Min. Decree n. 509 of 3 November 1999) or 5-year degree (art.
3, point 1, letter b), Min. Decree n. 270 of 22 October 2004) or an equivalent academic title awarded by a foreign university;
b) A scientific-professional curriculum adequate to the carrying out of research activities, excluding University faculty holding permanent positions, employees of public institutions, research institutes, the national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable development (ENEA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), as well as the institutions whose scientific specialization diploma has been recognized as equivalent to the title of doctorate of research as per art. 74, paragraph four of DPR n. 382 of 11 July 1980.
Foreign applicants must have a degree recognized as equivalent to those listed above by international accords, as specified in art. 332 of Standard Text n. 1592 of 31 August 1933. The equivalency must be certified by the competent authorities.
The possession of a postgraduate will be considered a preferential title for the assignment of the research grant.
If the candidate selected is employed by a public body other than those indicated in point b) above, the research grant may only be awarded if the candidate in placed on unpaid leave for the duration of the contract.
In addition to the requisites indicated above, the following are also required:
- for Italian citizens:
a) valid voter’s registration card;
- for citizens of other countries:
a) full civil and political rights in the country of origin or of provenance;
b) possession of all the requisites required of Italian citizens, with the exception of Italian citizenship;
c) proficiency in Italian.
The above requisites must be satisfied by the date specified in the Announcement as the deadline for the submission of applications for participation in the selection process.
Applicants are admitted to the selection process on a provisional basis. The Administration may, with specific motivation, exclude a candidate from the selection process at any time if the same is found to not meet the requirements for participation.
Applications to participate in the comparative evaluation stage must:
- be drawn up according to the form in Attachment A of this Decree and signed; the forms will be available at the offices of the University of Gastronomic Sciences and can also be downloaded from this page: https://www.unisg.it/ricerca-unisg/assegni-di-ricerca-unisg/;
- be sent by registered letter with return receipt or delivered in person to the Rector of the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Ufficio Valutazioni Comparative - Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 9 – Loc. Pollenzo – 12042 BRA (CN).
Applications sent via PEC (certified e-mail) to the following University address:
firstname.lastname@example.org, by the deadline indicated in this article will also be accepted. The application must be sent from another PEC e-mail account; applications sent from a non certified e-mail address will not be taken into consideration. Applications sent via PEC must contain the relative attachments and a copy of a valid ID document, in pdf format;
- contain clear and precise indications of which research grant the application refers to;
- contain the address of the domicile the candidate chooses for the comparative evaluation notification. Any eventual variation in the address must be promptly communicated to the office that receives the application for participation in the selection process. The administration
is not responsible for failures to receive notification due to an inexact indication of a domicile on the part of the applicant or the tardy indication of the same, nor for any eventual postal or electronic errors not ascribable to the administration, nor for the failure to receive notification
of receipt of the application, the documents and the communications concerning the comparative evaluation.
Differently able candidates, as defined by Law n.104 of 5 February 1992, must make an explicit reference to their disability, regarding any necessary assistance and eventual additional time needed to satisfy the requisites, in compliance with the provisions of the above-cited law.