Transfer of Cultural Heritage in the Alpe Adria Region during World War Second

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position


Nazi era looted art, archival research, provenance research, jewish heritage and collections


Research in the field of nazi looted art, with special reference to Jewish heritage and collecting in the Alpe Adria Region during World War II; extensive research in local archives and in the Archivio centrale dello Stato (Rome); cooperation with  other units of TrancultAA, Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century, a project funded by HERA; organization of meeting and seminars; database construction and implementation.


Knowledge of archival material and bibliography on Nazi looted art and on archival sources connected to it. Strong competence on history of Jewish collecting during World War II and strong methodological competence on archival research, provenance research and provenance databases.

Formal requirements:

PhD in the field of Cultural Heritage. A degree of specialization in Art History (Scuola di Specializzazione in beni storici e artistici) or related fields. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken and Italian.

Specific requirements:

Excellent knowledge of archival research, degree in archival science (diploma di archivistica).


“Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century - TransCultAA” financed by “Humanities in the European Research Area-Joint Research Program- HERA JRP “Uses of the Past”

Research Area:
Cultural Heritage
Research Unit:
LYNX - Center for the interdisciplinary Analysis of Images
Type of contract:
Assegno di ricerca
Gross remuneration:

About 24.130 euro / year


18 months

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

February 6th 2017

Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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On February 16th 2017 at 12.30 pm c/o San Francesco Complex, Lucca.

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. 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.


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.