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Junior Faculty Recruitment Program



Terms of appointment

All positions are fixed-term.

Assistant Professors and Post-Doctoral Fellows can be offered an "Assegno di Ricerca", a "Collaborazione a Progetto" or a "Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato" contract.

Type of Contract (a) Requirements Duration Gross Salary Range/Year
Assistant Professor Assegno di Ricerca Can be offered to all candidates Min. 1 year and max. 3 years (with the option of a renewal for a maximum of 4 years) Negotiable; minimum €30,000 - maximum €50,000
Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato (l. 240/2010 art 24, c 3 a) A PhD is required Max. 3 years (with the option of a single renewal for 5 total years) +/- €35,000 (100% of the salary of a tenured researcher as defined by law)
Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato (l. 240/2010 art 24, c 3 b) A PhD is required. To be eligible, the appointee has to have held at least three years of research contracts by the date of appointment. Max. 3 years +/- €45,000 (130% of the salary of a tenured researcher as defined by law)
Collaborazione a Progetto (a) Can be offered to all candidates. Variable Variable on the basis of project funds, but no more than €80,000
Post-Doctoral Fellow Assegno di Ricerca Can be offered to all candidates Min. 1 year and max. 3 years (with the option of a renewal for a maximum of 4 years) Negotiable; minimum €19,360 - maximum €35,000
Collaborazione a Progetto Can be offered to all candidates. Variable Variable on the basis of project funds, but no more than €60,000

Notes:

  1. Contracts cannot be awarded for more than a total of 12 years. The calculation of total duration covers post-doctoral positions as well as research / assistant contracts in universities in Italy or abroad.

Current Calls

  • Microeconometrics / Applied Econometrics - 1 Assistant Professor Position
    FIELDS: Microeconometrics / Applied Econometrics
    ACTIVITY: Activity in the area of Microeconometrics/ Applied Econometrics. In particular: quantitative analysis of large databases through econometric techniques, panel data analysis, microeconometrics. The position involves research, tutorship and mentoring of the Institute's Ph.D. students, limited teaching and participation in the development of the Institute's research activities. Research in the context of Scientific Tasks in the framework of the funded project CRISISLAB.
    RESEARCH AREA: Economics and Institutional Change
    RESEARCH UNIT: AXES - Laboratory for the Analysis of Complex Economic Systems
    FORMAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a PhD in a related field, or a four or five year undergraduate degree in a related field if the PhD is expected to be earned by the date of appointment. An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.
    Note: Please remember to fill in the "PhD section" with all relevant information when compiling the Online Application Form.
    SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Scientific applications programming skills, good mathematical skills will be required, and candidates' knowledge will be evaluated specifically regarding:
    • strong statistics background;
    • previous research work in the domain of econometrics;
    • knowledge of STATA, MatLab;
    The candidate should be willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to collaborate in an international team.
    DURATION: Negotiable, from 1 to 3 years
    Download full call (Bando) only in italian
    Director Decree Selection CommitteeDownload forthcoming
    First Meeting of the Selection Committee
    Selection criteria outlining and agenda date forthcoming
    Second Meeting of the Selection Committee
    ShortlistDownload forthcoming
    Third Meeting of the Selection Committee
    Interviews Download forthcoming
    Fourth Meeting of the Selection Committee
    Presentations and Final RankingDownload forthcoming
  • Computational mechanics applied to solar energy materials - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
    FIELDS: Finite element method, Fracture/damage mechanics, Coupled problems in multi-physics, Error control and mesh adaptation, Multi-scale numerical methods
    PROJECT: CA2PVM - Multi-field and multi-scale Computational Approach to design and durability of PhotoVoltaic Modules
    ACTIVITY: Participation in the research activities of the ERC Starting Grant CA2PVM related to the development of multi-physics computational models for the study of the durability and performance of standard and innovative photovoltaic modules. In particular, research activities regard:
    • Development of multi-physics mathematical formulations for silicon semiconductors accounting for the coupling between the electric, the thermal and the mechanical fields and implementation of the derived weak forms in the finite element method.
    • Implementation of fracture mechanics and damage mechanics models for the simulation of cracking and diffuse damage in silicon cells embedded in photovoltaic modules.
    • FEM implementation of innovative constitutive models for the viscoelastic response of polymeric materials.
    • Realization of pre-processors written in Matlab, Python or analogous software for the automatic generation of finite element meshes for photovoltaic modules.
    • Development of mathematical techniques for the control of modelling and numerical errors.
    • Computational methods for the assessment of the probability of failure of composites.
    Research, tutorship and mentoring of the Institute's Ph.D. students, limited teaching and participation in the development of the Institute's research activities.
    RESEARCH AREA: Computer Science and Applications
    RESEARCH UNIT: MUSAM - Multi-Scale Analysis of Materials
    FORMAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a PhD in Structural Engineering, Mechanics, Applied Mathematics or in a related field, or a four or five year undergraduate degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or in a related field if the PhD is expected to be earned by the date of appointment (around December 2014). An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.
    Note: Please, remember to write the overall score/average grade (if available) of your four or five year undergraduate degree when compiling the Online Application Form.
    SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: The applicant must demonstrate though his curriculum and publications experience in the implementation of user element subroutines in finite elements analysis programmes (FEAP, ABAQUS, or others). The candidate should possess research experience in fracture mechanics and/or damage mechanics. Knowledge and experience in error control techniques and in the numerical treatment of coupled problems in multi-physics are also welcome. Candidates should have excellent programming skills in Fortran and Matlab; good programming skills in Python and Mathematica is ideal. Candidates should also have an excellent publication track record in computational mechanics and computational methods and an excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
    DURATION: One year, renewable for a maximum of three total years
    Download full call (Bando) only in italian
    Director Decree Selection Committee − Download decree in Italian
    Official Selection Calendar  (latest version updated on July 30th, 2014) − Download Calendar in Italian
    First Meeting of the Selection Committee
    Selection criteria outlining and agendaSeptember 8th, 2014
    Second Meeting of the Selection Committee
    Shortlist
    Download preliminary short-list in Italian / English
    Third Meeting of the Selection Committee
    PresentationsSeptember 18th, 2014 from 14.00 - San Francesco complex - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca
    Fourth Meeting of the Selection Committee
    Final RankingDownload forthcoming
  • Systems Modeling and Analysis - 1 Assistant Professor Position
    FIELDS: Formal specification and qualitative and quantitative analysis of concurrent distributed systems. Design and development of software tools to support such analysis and to provide distributed services.
    ACTIVITY: Research; tutorship and mentoring of the Institute's Ph.D. students; limited teaching; participation in the development of the Institute's research activities.
    RESEARCH AREA: Computer Science and Applications
    RESEARCH UNIT: SYSMA - Systems Modeling and Analysis
    FORMAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field. An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.
    Note: Please remember to fill in the "PhD section" with all relevant information when compiling the Online Application Form.
    SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should have demonstrated ability in formal methods, in system modelling and in the development of software tools, as well as experience i n participation in international projects.
    The candidate should also be willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to collaborate in an international team.
    TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed-Term Researcher (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato (l. 240/2010 art 24, c 3 a))
    DURATION: 3 years, renewable for an additional 2 years
    Download full call (Bando) only in italian
    Director Decree Selection Committee − Download decree in Italian
    Official Selection Calendar  (latest version updated on July 23rd, 2014) − Download Calendar in Italian
    First Meeting of the Selection Committee
    Selection criteria outlining and agendaJuly 11th, 2014
    Second Meeting of the Selection Committee
    ShortlistJuly 14th, 2014
    Download preliminary short-list in Italian / English
    Third Meeting of the Selection Committee
    InterviewsJuly 18th, 2014 from 15.00 - San Francesco complex - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca
    Download final short-list in Italian / English
    Fourth Meeting of the Selection Committee
    Presentations and Final RankingAugust 29th, 2014 from 10.00 - San Francesco complex - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca
    Download list of eligible candidates in Italian / English

Selection procedure and criteria

Procedure

A Selection Committee, appointed by the Director, assesses all applications on the basis online application info and - if provided - reference letters.
Assistant professor Positions: 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.
Post Doctoral fellow positions: shortlisted candidates, selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis, are invited for a research presentation at IMT. Travel expenses to Lucca for the research presentation interview will not 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.

Application

Apply ONLINE only.

Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.

Info

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 appropriate instructions to upload the reference letters will be automatically generated and sent to your referees. Please verify with your referees that they have duly received this email. Reference letters are not binding (only the contact info of three referees is mandatory). For this reason there is no particular deadline within which reference letters be sent. Nevertheless, since they represent additional documentation and the Selection Committee will take them into consideration when accessing candidates, we strongly recommend that candidates ensure their referees send the letters in a timely fashion. References must be submitted by the referees or by University Placement Offices directly to IMT, preferably through the above mentioned online upload procedure; or -alternatively- by:

Email (researchers.opening@imtlucca.it)
Fax (+3905834326565) Express mail: RPO - IMT - Piazza San Ponziano 6 / 55100 Lucca / (LU) Italy
Nb. Always indicate the title of the position

Indications regarding the starting date and duration for which you would be available to work at IMT (optional)

Attachments

Your CV in English (compulsory);
One research paper (published or working paper): compulsory for both Assistant Professor and Post Doctoral Fellow applications. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper in the final stage of the selection. For Assistant Professor applications only: Up to 11 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)

Recruitment Program Principles and Standards

IMT Assistant Professors and Post-doctoral Fellows are resident researchers pursuing advanced studies.
IMT is a dynamic center for young researchers. They work closely with other young researchers, graduate students and senior researchers.
Junior Faculty is regarded as IMT's most important investment. All junior faculty members are required to perform a limited load of teaching activities within the Ph.D. programs and supervision/mentoring of Ph.D. students, as well as to contribute to the development of the Research Areas of the Institute.
The remuneration package is competitive at an international level and includes generous research funds. IMT's procedures are in compliance with the European Commission recommendations proposed in the European Charter for Researchers and in the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers . In particular, IMT ensures that researchers will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, age, ethnic, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, or social and/or economic conditions. Broad dissemination of information about the openings guarantees that any candidate in any part of the world can compete for the position offered.

Candidates may apply by simply filling out an online application form.

Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards. IMT is committed to providing adequate resources to support the research activity of its faculty, as well as full flexibility in working conditions.

Furthermore, IMT recognizes "the value of geographical, intersectional, inter− and trans−disciplinary and virtual mobility as an important means of enhancing scientific knowledge and professional development at any stage of a researcher's career" (European Charter for Researchers, Ref. Value of mobility).
Therefore, it acknowledges any past mobility experience, encourages mobility at all levels and supports research and projects on interdisciplinary topics and collaborations at an international level.

IMT has also signed the " Commitment of Quality Assurance " (PDF, 25 KB) for the EURAXESS Researcher's mobility portal .

Closed Calls

  • Computational Social Science: Modeling of Social Dynamics - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Network modeling of Sustainable Financial System - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Networks of Networks in socio-economic System - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Networks of Networks for Sustainable Financial System - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Complex networks of economic and financial data and BigData platforms - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Econometrics, Statistics and Data Visualization - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Computational mechanics applied to solar energy materials - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Computer Vision and Machine Learning - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Medical Image Analysis - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Applied Economics and Econometrics in the Analysis of Economic Systems and Markets - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Comparative Political History - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Data Mining with Applications to Economics - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Applied Macroeconomics, Forecasting, Macroeconometrics, Economic Policy, Long Term Sustainability of Public Finances - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Control over Energy Systems - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Control Systems - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Applied Economics. Economics of Health and Pensions - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Networks of Networks in Socio-Economic Systems - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Brain Networks - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Applied Economics - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Applied Economics, Analytics, Statistics, Big Data in the Analysis of Economic Systems and Markets - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Econometrics and Statistics - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position (Deadline November 30th, 2012, 12 pm italian time)
  • Economics - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Input-Output Analysis and Trade Networks - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Analytics - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Analytics for "Crisis Lab" - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Statistical Physics - 2 Assistant Professor Positions
  • Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Brain Networks - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Applied to Image Analysis - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Model Predictive Control - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Analytics - 2 Post Doctoral Fellow Positions
  • Data Visualization - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • High Performance Computing, Big Data - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Quantitative Finance - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Statistical Physics - 2 Post Doctoral Fellow Positions
  • Brain Imaging and Computational Morphometry - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Contemporary History - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow Position
  • Law and Economics- 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Economic History - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Stochastic model predictive control for energy systems - 1 Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Art History: Images, Visions and Reactions - 1 Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Art History: Images and Motion - 1 Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Statistical Physics - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Analysis, Control and Optimization of complex dynamical systems - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Economics and Innovation Management - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Modelling and Analysis of Concurrent Systems - 1 Assistant Professor Position
  • Art History - 2 Post Doctoral Fellow positions
  • Development of innovative algorithms for predictive stochastic control applied to problems in management of electrical systems - 1 Post-Doctoral Fellow position
  • Analysis of dynamic systems, piecewise linear virtual sensors, embedded predictive control - 2 Post Doctoral Fellow positions
  • Complex Data and Image Analysis − 1 Assistant Professor position
  • Networking Systems Engineering − 1 Assistant Professor position
  • Economics − 2 Assistant Professor positions
  • Management Science, Analysis of Complex Systems, Operations - 1 Assistant Professor position
  • Global Computing - 1 Assistant Professor position
  • Computer Science Applications to Cultural Heritage Sites - 1 Assistant Professor position
  • Complex Data and Image Analysis − 1 Assistant Professor position
  • Industrial Energy Efficiency − 1 Assistant Professor position

Past Calls and Statistics

Information about past calls

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