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Fellowships at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice (Italy). Deadline: 1 May 2011

Fellowships at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice (Italy). Deadline: 1 May 2011
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is
seeking two well-qualified individuals for a 5-month assignment as E.MA Fellows for
the 2011/2012 academic year in Venice-Lido, Italy.
Functions and tasks
The E.MA Fellows will work as members of the academic and administrative unit of the
E.MA programme based in Venice – Lido under the supervision of the E.MA
Programme Director. The position involves a combination of teaching and various
academic and practical responsibilities connected with the E.MA programme.
Tasks will include the following:
1. To act as a continuous academic reference for students. This task can be further
specified as follows:
- To assist students in developing their Master Thesis research proposals to
be presented in view of the choice for the second semester hosting
- To organise and handle, under the supervision of the E.MA Programme
Director, the distribution table of students in the second semester
- To provide tuition for single students or groups of students in need of
special support;
2. To perform administrative tasks related to the E.MA programme and the
external lecturers coming to Venice over the period of the first semester.
3. To perform autonomous teaching and marking of curriculum units. This task can
be further specified as follows:
- To organise and teach rolling seminars (about 20 hours of teaching time)
introducing basic concepts of law, political science (in particular
international relations) and/or philosophy in connection with human rights;
- To assess student assignments and perform teaching and marking activities
under the supervision of the E.MA Programme Director;
- To set up and lead working groups and workshops incorporated in the
academic programme;
- To assist and liaise with the E.MA academic responsible and other lecturers
in the first semester in order to implement the scientific and educational
- To participate in the first semester field trip.
4. To report regularly to the E.MA Programme Director and EIUC Secretary
General about their activities.
Advanced Ph.D. candidate in a relevant discipline (ideally one fellow should be
researching on Law and/or Political science with a focus on international relations; the
other fellow should have a research focus on Social Sciences and/or Humanities/
Philosophy of Human Rights or significant experience in a University environment;
team-working ability; excellent communication and group management skills;
mentoring abilities and understanding the needs and concerns of peers and students;
experience in working with academics in an international environment; excellent
knowledge of English, including drafting ability.
· It is indispensable that candidates have a very good knowledge of MS Word
(including use of forms, fields and tables) and MS Excel (including creation of
worksheets, formulas and sorting). In addition, candidates should know already or
have the ability to learn quickly how to use Adobe Professional (preparing and
editing of PDFs) and other IT-related applications;
· Knowledge of Italian and possibly French will be a plus.
The E.MA Fellows selected will be required to take up full service starting from 29th
August 2011 until 31st January 2012. Gross salary per month will be between €2.500
and €3.000 per month, depending on qualifications and seniority.
The Secretariat is available for providing more information to short-listed candidates.
Deadline for sending applications is 1thMay 2011 at 10 a.m. (C.E.T.).
Please send a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and two recommendation letters in
English to the EIUC Secretary General, Prof. Florence Benoît-Rohmer and the E.MA
Programme Director, Prof. Fabrizio Marrella via email: to
and For exceptional reasons only, you can send it via fax at
+39 041 2720914 by the same deadline.
The EIUC Secretariat assures the strict confidentiality of the application procedure.
Procedure and tentative schedule
After publication of the vacancy and reception of applications, the EIUC Selection
Committee will draw a short list of candidates to be interviewed. A few weeks after
having set up a shortlist, the Committee interviews the candidates and submits a
recommendation of candidates to be appointed.
The schedule we would like to adhere to is the following:
- Shortlisting decisions should be made by 10th May 2011;
- Interviews will take place in May and June 2011: shortlisted candidates will receive
details of the date of the interviews (the venue will be EIUC);
- The Selection Committee will then finally decide and a formal offer may be expected
soon thereafter;
- The successful candidates shall take up the post on 29th August 2011.
Please note: the filling of the above position is contingent upon approval of funding by
the European Commission.