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Terms of Appointment

The standard Full, Associate and Fixed term professor's salary is defined by Italian law.
As a guide see the University of Trieste's web site.

Tenured Professors Positions

Ongoing Recruitment

International Scouting 2013

The deadline for expressions of interest was December 12th 2013 at 11:59 pm. Please note that updated CVs are no longer being accepted.

IMT has opened a new international scouting procedure for tenured positions in a variety of fields (see below or download PDF for details). The purpose of the scouting procedure is to collect expressions of interest in sectors deemed strategic for the development of the Institute's research areas. Please note that expressions of interest from exceptional candidates of all ranks in areas beyond those listed below, yet still aligned with the mission of IMT, are also welcome. IMT is currently recruiting:
  • Computer Science and Engineering, Statistics, Mathematical and Network Sciences
    candidates with scientific expertise in: (i) statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, or engineering, with a distinctive quantitative approach and with interest in at least one of the areas of systems modeling and analysis, data mining, machine learning, computational statistics, numerical analysis, and in their application to cyber-physical or socio-economical systems; (ii) computer engineering/computer science with interest in computing infrastructures, performance evaluation, parallel and distributed computing, and real-time systems; (iii) complex networks and graph theory, and their application to the analysis of the properties and of the dynamics of large-scale social, economic, financial, biological, and technological networks; (iv) mathematics, probability theory, stochastic processes, and their application to management science, economics, and financial analysis.
  • Cultural Heritage
    candidates with one of the following backgrounds: (i) classics and archaeology, with particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary approach to visual phenomena in the ancient world, on the interactions between the social, cultural and religious contexts and the visual phenomena, and on the history of classical tradition in the western culture; (ii) art history and related fields, with particular emphasis on the history of the reception of images, the interdisciplinary approach to the visual phenomena, history of art criticism and aesthetics, cultural heritage protection and organization seen from a historical perspective, history of collecting, contemporary debates about the protection, management and valorization of cultural heritage, current practices in museology; (iii) law, with particular emphasis on the juridical status of cultural heritage in a comparative perspective.
  • Economics and Management Science
    candidates with a background in (i) economics/political economy with particular reference to the determinants and evolution of political institutions, policies and culture, as well as economic development, macroeconomic analysis and policy; (ii)management science and applied economics with particular emphasis on the analysis of large economic and enterprise management data structures; inter-firm collaboration networks; analysis of dynamics of growth and decline in firms networks.

Please contact scouting@imtlucca.it for additional information.

Past Calls

International Scouting for Tenured Positions 2012

On May 15th 2012 the period for expressions of interest for a Tenured Faculty position in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering, Large Scale Data Mining, Graph Theory, Mathematical Statistics, Machine Learning closed (see full position details here)

Results

On the basis of the Evaluation Committee's decision, despite the numerous expressions of interest received and the overall high quality of the candidates, no appointments will be made at this time.

Download the Evaluation Committee appointment decree here

On the basis of the results of the second scouting procedure, IMT has opened a new international scouting procedure for Tenured Positions.
The purpose of the scouting procedure is to collect expressions of interest in sectors deemed strategic for the development of the Research Areas.

Third edition (deadline May 15, 2012)
Profile (see PDF download for details)
Keywords: Computer Science and Engineering, Large Scale Data Mining, Graph Theory, Mathematical Statistics, Machine Learning
We will consider highly qualified candidates with a strong theoretical background in computer science, physics, statistics, information science, engineering, or mathematics, with an orientation towards research on processing huge amounts of complex data in the analysis of technical, socio economic or biological systems. Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications. They should have demonstrated remarkable ability in leading research groups, as well as experience in conducting/coordinating international projects.
Preference will be given to candidates performing research at the intersection between algorithms, theory and applications, and who are active in one or more of the following fields: analysis and modeling of massive data structures; graph theory and random structures; analysis and modeling of complex networks; machine learning; data mining; parallel and distributed computation.


Deadline for the expression of Interest: May 15, 2012

Bando per Chiamata "Call" (Ex art.18 L.240/2010) - Associate Professor (Professore associato) - SECS-P/08

IMT has launched a "call" for an Associate Professor position (Professore Associato) in the Scientific Discipline Sector (SSD) SECS-P/08.
Prof. Massimo Riccaboni has been selected; his appointment started on November 1, 2011

Click here to see the Details of the evaluation procedure.
Deadline: August 25, 2011
Full call in attached PDF (88 KB, only in Italian), abstract in English below
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Profile and Italian SSD: SECS-P/08 - specific area "Economia e gestione delle imprese"
The successful candidate will operate in the field of Management Science with proven ability to analyze large data structures in the areas of economics and innovation management, the analysis of collaborative networks between enterprises and the analysis of the grown and decline of companies.
Requirements
In order to be eligible to participate, the candidate must have, alternatively
  • Candidates that have been awarded eligibility ("idoneità") for the category of the position advertised;
  • Professors currently appointed to similar positions by other national Universities;
  • International scholars currently undertaking regular research and teaching activity at a University level in a position similar to that advertised.

Application
Applicants are required to send the following documents:
  • The application form, duly completed and signed with a list of supporting documentation for evaluation purposes;
  • Copy of a valid identity document;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae showing scientific and didactic activities, academic publications and experience in management of research activities;
  • Full text of minimum five, maximum twelve selected publications (the publications can be sent in their original form, as an authentic copy or as a photocopy provided that they are certified as conforming to the original copy, using the appropriate substituting declaration) only for candidates already affiliated to similar positions at italian university;
  • A certificate which attests the date in which you have entered the position "data di inizio del servizio nella qualifica e nella sede di appartenenza", the salary class and starting date ("data assegnazione alla classe stipendiale"), the SSD (Settore Scientifico Disciplinare);
  • The name and contact info of three referees;
  • A list of all of the included documentation in the application packet.
by post to
Call SECS P08/Associate
IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies,
Administration Office,
Piazza San Ponziano 6, 55100 Lucca.


For further information, contact hr@imtlucca.it
Selection The selection will be an assessment of the above-mentioned requirements based on documents provided by the applicants.

Evaluation Committee
Final decree

International Scouting for Tenured Positions

According to Current Policy (download in PDF: in English and Italian), IMT has opened an international scouting procedure for Tenured Positions.
The purpose of the scouting procedure is to collect expressions of interest in sectors deemed strategic for the development of the Research Areas.

First edition (closed on March 3, 2011)

On January 27th, IMT launched the first International Scouting of the year 2011 with the following profiles.

Click here to see Profile's details (phase closed on March 3, 2011)
Closed on March 3, 2011
Profiles
AREA: Management Science
Details: We will consider highly qualified candidates in management science, discrete mathematics, statistical physics, and related fields. Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications. They should have demonstrated remarkable ability in leading research groups, as well as experience in conducting/coordinating international projects. Preference will be given to candidates active in the following fields: analysis and modeling of the structure and evolution of complex business and industrial systems. Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
AREA: Statistical Physics, Complex Systems
Details: We will consider highly qualified candidates in statistical physics and those working at the intersection between statistical physics, discrete mathematics, and computer science. Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications. They should have demonstrated remarkable ability in leading research groups, as well as experience in conducting/coordinating international projects. Preference will be given to candidates active in the following fields: theory, analysis and modeling of complex systems and applications of statistical physics to computer science, economics, social and biological systems; graph theory and random structures and analysis and modeling of complex networks. Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
AREA: Humanities
Details: We will consider highly qualified candidates in the field of ancient classical art and culture, with an interest in the socio-political aspects of cultural phenomena and in their persistence in different civilizations. Strong interdisciplinarity is required, together with the ability to develop scientific interactions with scholars in political science, political history and political economy, as well as in computer science applied to cultural domains. The capacity to organize and coordinate multidisciplinary research projects is required. Candidates must have excellent research and teaching skills and demonstrated ability to produce scholarly work persistently and at the highest level. Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
AREA: Economics
Details: We will consider highly qualified candidates in economics, with preference given to candidates active in: applied economics; microeconometrics; macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy; technological change and growth. Candidates must have a well-established and recognized record of international publications. Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
AREA: Computer Science
Details: We will consider candidates in computer science and those working at the intersection between computer science, discrete mathematics, information theory, computer engineering, with an excellent record of high-impact international publications. Candidates should have demonstrated remarkable ability in leading research groups, as well as experience in conducting/coordinating international projects. Preference will be given to candidates active in one or more of the following fields: languages, methods, tools and algorithms for the analysis and modeling of dynamical and structural properties of IT systems, with emphasis on one or more of the following themes: Embedded Systems (autonomous and intelligent control of complex physical systems); Service Oriented Architectures (services for interactions over wide area networks); Computer Networks (dynamical and structural properties, performance evaluation); Computational Structures (development of high performance, reliable, and secure computing systems); Computational Networks (for social and artificial systems); Decentralized Information Environments (languages and technologies to integrate data and models across global networks); and Information Systems (text/data/concept mining and their analysis). Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
AREA: Political Science, Political History
Details: We will consider candidates in political science and in political history. Preference will be given to:
  • Candidates with a well-established and recognized record of international publications in the area of public policy analysis and evaluation, with particular emphasis on quantitative public policy evaluation. Candidates must have excellent research and teaching skills, and demonstrated ability to produce scholarly work persistently and at the highest level.
  • Candidates with a well-established and recognized record of international publications in the area of political history, with particular reference to comparative history of European political institutions and processes of institutional change in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Candidates must have excellent research and teaching skills, and demonstrated ability to produce scholarly work persistently and at the highest level. Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change

Results
The analysis of the expressions of interest was divided in two phases.
The results of the first phase lead to the following decisions:

  • the appointment of Prof. Alberto Bemporad, Full Professor in the area of Computer Science and Applications SSD ING-INF/04. Prof Bemporad operates in the filed of Embedded Systems (autonomous and intelligent control of complex physical systems), his appointment started on July 1, 2011.
  • the decision to open a transfer call for a Tenured Assistant Professor (ricercatore confermato) in the specific scientific area of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics (SSD MAT/06 MATEMATICA). Dott.ssa. Irene Crimaldi has been selected. (Decree).

The results of the second phase include:
  • the appointment of Prof. Davide Ticchi, Full Professor in the area of Economic and Institutional Change, SSD SECS-P/01. Prof Ticchi operates in the fileds of Political Economy. His appointment started on September 1, 2011.
  • the appointment of Prof. Maria Luisa Catoni, Associate Professor in the area of Economic and Institutional Change, SSD L-ANT /07. Prof Catoni operates in the fileds of Classic Archeology. Her appointment started on November 1, 2011. Decree
Second Edition (closed on August 30, 2011)
On the basis of the results of the first and second phase of the first Scouting procedure (1st edition), the current faculty and the research needs, on July 13, 2011 IMT has opened a new edition for the collection of expressions of interest in the following field:

Click here to see the Profiles details.
Computer Science, Mathematical Statistics, Machine Learning, Large Scale Data Mining
We will consider highly qualified candidates working at the intersection between computer science, physics, information theory, and mathematics, who combine a strong theoretical background with an orientation towards research on processing huge amounts of complex data in the analysis of socio economic, technical, or biological. Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications. They should have demonstrated remarkable ability in leading research groups, as well as experience in conducting/coordinating international projects.
Preference will be given to candidates active at the intersection between algorithms, theory and applications, in the following fields: analysis and modeling of massive data structures; graph theory and random structures; analysis and modeling of complex networks; machine learning, large scale data mining.
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications

Download the Full decree
Download the Research Selection Committee
Results

The Research Selection Committee examined the high number of expressions of interest and remarked on the elevated quality of the candidates, however advised continuing the International Scouting process and not to open the procedure for transfer calls or direct appointments at this time due to the lack of congruency between the specific research interests of the candidates and the intended scientific trajectory of the Institute.

Bando per trasferimento "Transfer Call" - Permanent researcher Position
(ricercatore confermato) - MAT06.

IMT has launched a "transfer call" for a Permanent Researcher position (ricercatore confermato) affiliated with an Italian university in the Scientific Discipline Sector (SSD) MAT 06.
Dott.ssa Irene Crimaldi has been selected; her appointment started on November 1, 2011

Click here to see the Details of the Evaluation Procedure.
Deadline: June 23, 2011
Full call in attached PDF (88 KB, only in Italian), abstract in English below
Final decree in attached PDF Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Italian SSD: MAT 06 - specific area "Matemathics"

Profile
The candidate must have already produced a research portfolio including publications in international peer-reviewed journals treating themes related to probability theory and stochastic processes. In addition, the candidate should have interests in the application of stochastic theory, in particular in those based on the convergence of conditional expected values. The candidate should also have familiarity with asymptotical aspects in urn models, also in the context of management science and economic and financial analysis. The successful candidate will work within the Economics and Institutional Change research area.

Requirements
In order to be eligible to participate, the candidate must have held the same academic appointment (Permament Researcher in the Area MAT 06) at an Italian University for at least three years by the date of the application submittal.

Application
Applicants are required to send the following documents:
  • The application form, duly completed and signed;
  • Copy of a valid identity document;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae showing scientific and didactic activities, academic publications and experience in management of research activities;
  • A list of supporting documentation for evaluation purposes (this document can by self-certified using the appropriate form);
  • Full text of five selected publications (the publications can be sent in their original form, as an authentic copy or as a photocopy provided that they are certified as conforming to the original copy, using the appropriate substituting declaration;
  • A certificate which attests the date in which you have entered the position "data di inizio del servizio nella qualifica e nella sede di appartenenza", the salary class and starting date ("data assegnazione alla classe stipendiale"), the SSD (Settore Scientifico Disciplinare);
  • The name and contact info of three referees;
  • A list of all of the included documentation in the application packet.

by post to
Transfer Call MAT06/Full
IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies,
Administration Office,
Piazza San Ponziano 6, 55100 Lucca.

For further information, contact hr@imtlucca.it

Selection
The selection will be an assessment of the above-mentioned requirements based on documents provided by the applicants.
The outcome of the selection committee evaluation will be submitted to the Executive Council for the "chiamata" (call) deliberation in July 2011.

Bando per trasferimento "Transfer Call" - full professor - INF01.


After the first stage of the recruitment procedure, which was launched in 2008, IMT's Executive Council opened a "Transfer Call" in the Area of Computer Science and Applications. Prof. Rocco De Nicola has been selected; his appointment started on July 1, 2011.
Click here to see the Details of the Evaluation Procedure
Deadline: October 7, 2010
Full call in attached PDF (88 KB, only in Italian), abstract in English below
Research Area: Area of Computer Science and Applications
Italian SSD: INF-01 - specific area "Software systems for global computing"
Profile
Candidates should be actively involved in the fields of foundations and process description languages for distributed systems, and in particular regarding software systems for global computing, with applications to service oriented computing. Preference will be given to candidates with an excellent record of well-recognized publications. They should also have demonstrated exceptional abilities in building and leading research groups both on the cutting edge of international research and be able to develop advanced, experimental software tools for execution and verification.
Requirements
In order to be eligible to participate, the candidate must have held the same academic appointment (full professor in the Area INF01) at an Italian University for at least three years by the date of the application submittal.
Evaluation Committee
Final decree

Chiamata diretta/Direct Call - SECS-P01


The IMT Executive Council has deliberated a Direct Call for an Associate Professor in Political Economy (SSD SECS-P01). The Direct Call of Prof. Andrea Vindigni, from Princeton University, has been approved by the Ministry of Universities and CUN (National University Board). Prof. Vindigni's appointment started on July 1, 2011.
Download Decree of Appointment

Bando per trasferimento "Transfer Call" - full professor - Position in "Economia e gestione delle imprese" (SECS - P/08).

IMT's Executive Council has deliberated to open a "Transfer Call" in the Area of Economics and Insitutional Change in the SSD SECS - P/08 - Economia e gestione delle imprese
Prof. Fabio Pammolli has been selected; his appointment started on July 23, 2011
Click here to see the Details of the Evaluation Procedure
Full call in attached PDF (88 KB, only in Italian), abstract in English below.
Profile
The candidate must have an internationally-recognized and multi-disciplinary scientific or academic profile, as well as experience in a leading research groups or institutions in an international context.
Requirements
In order to be eligible to participate, the candidate must have held the same academic appointment (full professor in the Area "Economia e gestione delle imprese") at an Italian university for at least three years by the date of application.
Evaluation Committee
Final decree

Fixed-term professors

(Professore straordinario ex. Art 1 comma 12, Legge 230/2005)

Ongoing Recruitment

There is no current call for applications.

Past Calls

Fixed term professor - Fisica della Materia

Click here to see the Details of the Evaluation Procedure
Full call in attached PDF (85 KB, only in Italian), abstract in English below

Deadline for applications: September 29, 2010
Research area: Economics and Institutional Change
Italian SSD: FIS 03 - Fisica della Materia (old classification), 02/B2 - Fisica Teorica della Materia (new classification)
Research project: Structure and Dynamics of Financial Networks (attached PDF, only in Italian).
Activities: Research and teaching, planning and academic management of Ph.D. programs and coordinating and collaborating with the complementary research areas already existing in IMT

Requirements
The successful candidate must meet all the below requirements (on penalty of exclusion).
  • Appropriate qualifications for a full professorship, or a higher academic or professional qualification in the relevant field;
  • A record of consistently high-level academic output, in particular, in the last five years, in Fisica della Materia or in related fields;
  • Documented professional teaching, research, organizational and management experience from an Italian or a foreign institution;
  • Excellent knowledge of English language;
The selection committee will assess the candidate's qualifications solely on the basis of those documents provided by the candidate with his or her application.

Contract, duration and salary range
Duration: 3 years, renewable
Salary: according to italian tables (Professore straordinario 1st level)
Application
Applicants are required to send the following documents:
  • Copy of a valid identity document;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae showing scientific and didactic activities, academic publications and experience in management of research activities;
  • Full text of five selected publications (the publications can be sent in their original form, as an authentic copy or as a photocopy provided that they are certified as conforming to the original copy, using an appropriate substituting declaration);
  • The name and contact of tree referees.
by post to
IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies,
Administration Office,
Piazza San Ponziano 6, 55100 Lucca.


For further information, contact hr@imtlucca.it

Evaluation Committee
Final Decree

Professor of Art History (SSD L-ANT/07)

Click here to see the Details of the Evaluation Procedure
Full call in attached PDF (85 KB, only in Italian), abstract in English below
Decree of Appointment attached PDF Deadline for position applications: April 29, 2010
Activities
Research and teaching in the field of Cultural Heritage, with particular reference to the Management and Development of Cultural Heritage Ph.D. program.
Planning and academic management of Ph.D. program and coordinating and collaborating with the complementary research areas already existing in IMT.
Profile
Expertise in Art History (Italian SSD L-ANT/07) and history and preservation of cultural assets in Italy and abroad (with special reference to Europe and the United States).
Requirements
The successful candidate must meet all the below requirements (on penalty of exclusion).
  • Appropriate qualifications for a full professorship, or a higher academic or professional qualification in the relevant field;
  • A record of consistently high-level academic output, in particular, in the last five years, in Art History or in related fields;
  • Documented professional teaching, research, organizational and management experience from an Italian or a foreign institution;
  • Excellent knowledge of Italian and English language;
  • Not currently an employee of IMT or another Italian university.
The selection committee will assess the candidate's qualifications solely on the basis of those documents provided by the candidate with his or her application.
Contract, duration and salary range

Duration: 3 years, renewable
Salary: according to italian tables (Professore straordinario 1st level)
Decree Selection Committee[PDF, 68 Kb]

Final Ranking[PDF 63 Kb]
Final Decree[PDF 15 Kb]

Director's position

With resolution of July 20th, 2012 IMT executive council has appointed Prof. Alberto Bemporad as new Director of the Institute.
Click here to see the Details of the Evaluation Procedure.

Details of the evaluation procedure

The successful participant must currently hold an appointment as Full Professor within the Italian university system and be scientifically recognized by the international academic community. Participants should be active in the fields of analysis and management of complex systems in a technological or engineering discipline, in accordance with the strategic planning goals of the Institute. The participant must also have an excellent understanding of research systems and in Italy and abroad.

In their expressions of interest, participants must include a cover letter, indicating within the name of 3 referees, a detailed CV and a statement of up to 30,000 characters (spaces included) highlighting the most fundamental characteristics of their appointment as Director, in concert with the IMT mission statement and development plan regarding research, teaching, local relationships and administrative management.

For additional details about the profile, requirements and appointment process, see full call (Download full text - PDF, 85 KB - Italian version only)

Selection Committee (Download full text - PDF, 25 KB - Italian version only)

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