1 Assistant Professor position
(Deadline November 15th, 2021 12:00 )

Microeconomics, Microeconometrics, Behavioral Economics, Information Economics, Policy evaluation, Industrial Organization, Labor economics, Experimental Economics, Public Economics, Game theory


The ideal candidate will relocate to Lucca and work in the AXES unit, contributing to its development along a number of dimensions: excellent publication records, intense scientific collaboration with AXES members, supervision of phd students of the AXES research unit, participation to AXES scientific activities , teaching at phd level in the phd tracks to which AXES contributes, promoting multidisciplinary research about economic phenomena.


The ideal candidate will conduct cutting edge research in the area microeconomics, broadly intended. A non-exhaustive list of the area of interests is: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Information Organization, Labor Economics, Microeconometrics, Policy Evaluation, Public Economics. Examples of research topics are the analysis of: incentives and decisions, utilization and distribution of resources, market prices and institutions, production and exchanges, coordination and cooperation, information sharing. Experience in both theoretical analysis and empirical analysis is welcome. Interest in multidisciplinary research is also welcome.

Formal requirements

PhD in a field related to the present call obtained in Italy or abroad. Curriculum with a suitable scientific background for carrying out research activity in the required field. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.

Gross amount

About 35.000 euro / year


3 years

Job Research Unit: 
Job Contract Type: 
Assegno di ricerca

Selection procedure and criteria

Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards.


A Selection Committee, appointed by the Director, assesses all applications on the basis of the online application form and - if provided - reference letters. Applicants selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis are interviewed at the Job Market Meetings in which the Institute is planning to participate, if applicable to the specific academic sector. Alternatively, individual preliminary interviews may also be conducted at IMT or by conference call. Travel expenses to Lucca for the preliminary interview will not be reimbursed. Shortlisted candidates are invited for a Job Market Presentation open to IMT faculty members and students. Travel expenses for the Job Market Presentation will be reimbursed.

Selection Criteria

The evaluation criteria are based on: Quality of research activity, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and references; Research organization experience and participation in international/national research projects and research periods in public and private institutions (academic and non-academic); Relevance of the candidate's profile for the development of IMT's research activities; Teaching, mentoring and supervision experience; Motivation; Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; As well as any other requirements as specified in the advertisement.


Before filling in the application form, please read thoroughly the full call and collect all the files you may need:


  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory)
  • Number of your Identity Document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory)
  • University degree (compulsory) and Ph.D. (obtained, or "ongoing")
  • Name, position, institution and email address of three referees (compulsory)
    An email, with the instructions on how to upload the reference letters will be automatically sent to your referees.


  • The scanned copy of a valid identity document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory)
  • Your CV in English (compulsory);
  • One research paper, either a published paper or a working paper (compulsory).
    Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper during the final stage of the selection process.
    Additional papers can be submitted for evaluation if desired (to be attached to your application in a single zip file where indicated in the online form). Please check the full call for further information about additional papers.