Systemic effects of climate change on urban networks and resilience implications in large urban agglomerations

1 Assistant Professor position


Statistical Physics, Complex Networks, Industrial Ecology, Critical infrastructures


partecipation in the research acitivities related to the projects SIMPOL - Financial Systems Simulation and Policy Modelling” and MULTIPLEX - Foundational Research on MULTIlevel comPLEX networks and systems”. Tutorship and mentoring of PhD students; limited teaching and partecipation in the development of the School's research activities in the required fields.

Formal requirements:

Possession of a PhD or equivalent in a related field. Knowledge of Material Flow Analysis method. The candidate must have a solid background and proved experience in the field of complex systems and data analysis of complex socio-economic systems; experience on analytical and numerical evaluation of measures of critical infrastructures, with particular focus on urban energy infrastructures and complex systems in general. The candidate must also have a curriculum with a suitable scientific background, in order to carry out research activities in the field required. Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English is mandatory.

Specific requirements:

Experience in working with utilities and international bodies is desirable.


SIMPOL - Financial Systems Simulation and Policy Modelling” Collaborative project 7th FWP; MULTIPLEX - Foundational Research on MULTIlevel comPLEX networks and systems” financed by the European Commission within the framework FP7-ICT-2011-8

Scientific area:

Scienze fisiche

Research Area:
Economics and Institutional Change
Research Unit:
NETWORKS - Complex Networks
Type of contract:
Assegno di ricerca

1 year not renewable

Full call:
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Director Decree Selection Committee:
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Calendar latest update:

May, 3rd 2016

Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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May 6th, 2016 - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca from 11:30 am

Final shortlist:
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May 18th, 2016 - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca from 11:00 am

- Job Market Seminar
Final ranking:
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Final decree:
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Recruitment Program Principles and Standards

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 online application info 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.


Apply ONLINE only.

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


  • 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.


  • Your CV in English (compulsory);
  • One research paper (published or working paper): compulsory.
    Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper in the final stage of the selection.
    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)