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Visiting Fellowship Programme (2019-2020)  

Visiting Fellowship Programme (2019-2020)


The Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti”
, Università degli Studi Milano, invites applications for:
2 Senior Visiting Fellows (more than 12 years of experience after PhD[1])
2 Junior Visiting Fellows (4 to 12 years of experience after PhD[2])

The Department is committed to world-leading research in all areas of Philosophy with particular strengths in:

  • History of philosophy and science;
  • Logic, epistemology, philosophy of language and mind;
  • Theoretical philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics;
  • Anthropology, geography, and social sciences.

In addition, the Department has been traditionally very active in forging and consolidating interdisciplinary links ranging from the arts and humanities, to pure and applied sciences. In recognition of this, the Department has been selected by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education to benefit from a 5 year Excellence scheme (2018-2022). This will further enhance the wide range of ongoing research activities.

The Department of Philosophy is located in a beautiful historical building right in the centre of Milan (5 minutes walk to the Duomo and La Scala). The fellows may enjoy the thriving life of the city and the exciting and friendly environment in which the philosophical activities of the Department are carried out.

Senior Visiting Positions

Senior scholars are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the “Pietro Martinetti” Philosophy Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2019 and 20 June 2020. Senior Fellows are expected to work on their own research project and to participate in the life of the Department by offering 16 hours of teaching (e.g. a cycle of seminars presenting their ongoing research and/or a PhD course), attending and giving talks, contributing to discussion groups, and interacting with students of the MA and PhD programmes. Senior Visiting Fellows are provided with office space, access to computing and printing facilities, and library access. The Department offers successful candidates a single gross payment of 7,500 euros (meant to cover travel, lodging, and any other expenses - taxation depends on the nationality and tax code of the visiting fellow).[3] Applications for the Senior Visiting Positions will be evaluated by a departmental committee. They should be addressed to the head of Department, Prof. Luca Maria Bianchi (luca.bianchi@unimi.it), adding in cc the fellowship programme coordinator, Dr. Luca Ciabarri (luca.ciabarri@unimi.it). Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Junior Visiting Positions

Junior researchers are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the “Pietro Martinetti” Philosophy Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2019 and 15 June 2020. Junior Fellows are expected to participate in the departmental activities, to develop a research project with professors and researchers of the Department, and to prepare at least two talks on their research. Junior Visiting Fellows, who are expected to frequent the Department regularly, are provided with office space, access to computing and printing facilities, and library access. The Department offers successful candidates a single gross payment of 6.000 euros (meant to cover travel, lodging and any other expenses – taxation depends on the nationality and tax code of the visiting fellow).3 Applications for the Junior Visiting Positions will be evaluated by a departmental committee.  They must be addressed to the Department head, Prof. Luca Maria Bianchi (luca.bianchi@unimi.it), adding in cc the fellowship programme coordinator, Dr. Luca Ciabarri (luca.ciabarri@unimi.it). Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 15 May 2019. 

 

Application Procedure

Applications should consist of:

(I) A motivational letter, which outlines the topic of research, the proposed duration and timing of the visiting position, the specific interests in the Department’s scientific activities and the potential or actual connections with the Department’s members, the kinds of activities proposed (filling out the following table and complementing it with a short description):

 

SENIOR FELLOWS:

KIND OF ACTIVITY (a combination of)

TITLE (ONLY for the chosen activities)

PhD course (10 hours)

 

Talks (2 hours each)

 

Workshop organization (in collaboration with a member of the Department – 4 hours time equivalent)

 

Cycle of seminars for BA/MA students (14-16 hours)

 

 

JUNIOR FELLOWS:

KIND OF ACTIVITY

TITLE (ONLY for the chosen activities)

 Talks

 

Workshop organization (in collaboration with a member of the Department)

 

Other

 

 

(II) A short Curriculum Vitae (no more than 3 pages).

(III) Names, positions, organisations and email addresses for two referees (for Junior Visiting Positions only).

Milan, April 12, 2019.

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