Automatica / Systems and control engineering
The tenure-track assistant professor that will be hired after the evaluation procedure will carry out research and teaching activities within the scientific discipline 09-G1 "Automatica" - disciplinary scientific sector ING-INF/04 "Automatica".
The discipline studies the methods and the technologies for processing information (data and signals) tailored to the automation (i.e., planning, management, and control in an automatic way) of plants, processes, and dynamic systems in general. Examples include industrial production processes (both continuous production and manufacturing), automatic operating machines (including robotic systems), transport systems, energy production systems, avionic systems, and environmental systems. Despite the physical-structural differences of these systems, the various process classes mentioned above can be represented, modeled, simulated, and finally managed and controlled by using methodological tools that do not depend on the particular application domain. Fields of expertise of general methodological nature and oriented towards relevant technological contents build upon such a unifying approach.
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. The selection is reserved for applicants who have benefited for at least three years, even non-consecutive, research grants or post-doctoral grants or of similar contracts, grants or scholarships in foreign universities (under art. 24, comma 3, lett. b) of the Law 240/2010). The selection is open to applicants who have obtained national academic qualification as full or associate professor pursuant art. 16 della L. 240/2010. Candidates not admitted for selection are Full or Associated University professors and presently employed research fellows on a permanent contract.
Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art. 24 comma 3 lettera b))
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.
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.