Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

European University Institute
Opportunity Type
Florence, Italy
September 24, 2020
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The European University Institute (Florence) invites applications for the post of Director of its Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). The post becomes vacant in September 2021. The current Director is Prof. Brigid Laffan.

The mission of the RSCAS is to contribute to policy relevant research on the main issues confronting Europe. Its activities are based on the findings of basic research in the human and social sciences, in particular the disciplines represented at the Institute (History, Economics, Law, Social and Political Sciences). It promotes comparative and interdisciplinary approaches.

The Director is responsible for leading the activities of the Centre. He/She must be an outstanding academic in a discipline represented at the Institute and have a proven record in interdisciplinary research and experience in university administration or research management.

He/She will be expected to further the development of the Centre. A practical knowledge of at least two main European languages is required.

The Director of the Centre will be nominated at the ‘senior professor’ level of the EUI professorial scale on a five-year contract renewable for a further three years. The Institute is an equal opportunity employer and takes into account the importance of balance in gender, geographical and minority representation.

Any institution or qualified person wishing to suggest the name of a possible candidate is invited to contact Prof. Renaud Dehousse, President of the European University Institute
(email: or tel. +39 055 4685 382) before 24 September 2020.

How to Apply

Fill in the online application form and upload documents as requested.