Invitation to apply for becoming member of the Italian Committees granting the National Scientific Qualification


The Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) invites applications for becoming Member of the Italian Committees granting the National Scientific Qualification.

Academic staff recruitment in Italy is now based on competition for the National Scientific Qualification (abilitazione). The qualification is granted by National Committees – one for each academic discipline. All committees shall be made up of five members, four affiliated to Italian universities and one affiliated to a foreign university in an OECD country.

ANVUR is in charge to produce a list of at least four eligible foreign members for each academic discipline. For each field of research, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research will randomly extract among them the member that will actually participate to the Committee.

Candidates shall be Full Professors complying with criteria of scientific excellence. They need to be positioned in the best 50% of the distribution of scientific productivity indicators, as defined by ANVUR.

The committees will serve for two years, during which two rounds of evaluations will occur. The committees are expected to work mostly through the web, although some meetings shall be part of the appointment. For scientific disciplines, all the tasks shall be carried out in English; for humanities and social sciences, fluency in Italian is required. The post shall be entitled with an honorarium of Euro 16,000 for the whole period, plus expenses.

Applications should be submitted in English by September 24, 2012.

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Contact email: nsq [at] anvur [dot] org