Filosofia della Scienza / Philosophy of Science

1 Assistant Professor position


Philosophy of science, with special reference to the twentieth century’s debate; Argumentation theory; History of science; Logic


Research and teaching in the field of philosophy of science, with special reference to the twentieth century’s debate, to argumentation theory (by words and images) and its application to the history of science, and to logic. Tutorship and mentoring of the PhD students; participation in the development of the School's research activities.


The candidate will have to show far-reaching and in-depth knowledge not only of contemporary epistemological debates, but of the history of science as well, especially since the early modern period.

Formal requirements:

PhD in Philosophy or related field 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). Candidates not admitted for selection are Full or Associated University professors and presently employed research fellows on a permanent contract.

Specific requirements:

Excellent peer-reviewed publications in the areas of the present call, both at national and international level; teaching experience, in Italian and foreign academic institutions.

Type of contract:
Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art.24 comma 3 lettera b) ) - Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Gross remuneration:

Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art. 24 comma 3 lettera b))


3 years

Full call:
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Call - errata corrige:
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Director Decree Selection Committee:
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Calendar latest update:

On January 12, 2017

Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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February 14th, 2017 at 12:00 c/o San Francesco Complex, Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca

Final shortlist:
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February 15th, 2017 at 09:30 c/o San Francesco Complex, Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca

- Job Market Seminar
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.
    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.