STaRs Programme: Visiting Professor Call

The University of Bergamo aims at promoting and supporting the process of internationalization favoring incoming mobility of scholars from university and research institutions abroad. The present call is aimed to financing at least 10 grants for visiting professors. This call for applications is intended for scholars who, in their university institutions abroad, fill positions equivalent to those of Full Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor existing in Italian universities.

The beneficiary visiting professor during their stay will be engaged in the following activities:

  • carry out research activities at the university of Bergamo during an incoming mobility period with a minimum duration of three consecutive months (from September 2020 to July 2021). The research activities should be detailed in the application form;
  • offering at least one seminar to be held at the University of Bergamo.
Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • within the deadline for application, filling positions equivalent to those of Full Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor existing in Italian universities;
  • not being resident in Italy.
Submission, applications and deadlines

Applicants should apply on-line through the form available at the following link, no later than May 3rd, 2020 at 12.00 am.

You application should contain the following documents:

  • CV with evidence of teaching and research experience;
  • Presentation letter signed by the Head of Department/Faculty of the home University
  • Copy of the id document/passport
Grants

Visiting Professors shall be paid the amount of 5.000 € per month:

  • 15.000 € for three consecutive months visiting period;
  • 20.000 € for four (or more) consecutive months visiting.

The amount is gross and includes all expenses.

The grant will be paid in two instalments: 50% upon signature of the contract and the balance at the end of activities, upon submission of the final report.
The University of Bergamo shall provide Visiting Professors with a fully equipped room for study and research on the relevant Department premises, free access to libraries, laboratories, and access to the university canteen.

Non-EU resident beneficiaries should apply for a research Visa and a residence permit according to Italian Law in order to sign the contract.

Apply no later than May 3rd, 2020 at 12.00 am
Evaluation

Applications are assessed by a Selection Board that includes the Vice-Chancellor for Scientific Research of the University of Bergamo and the Heads of Department.
Assessment is carried out according to the following criteria:

• applicant's CV: evidence of research experience ensuing from published papers
assessed on the grounds of international criteria (up to 60 points);
• research activities and expected results (up to 20 points);
• research activities to be carried out during visiting period (up to 20 points).

Official information on assessment results to successful applicants is by means of notice on the website at the relative page.