Systems, Control, and Optimization

1 Assistant Professor position

(Deadline September 28th, 2017 12:00 Italian time - mezzogiorno ora italiana)


Control systems, numerical optimization


Research, tutorship and mentoring of IMT Ph.D. students, limited teaching in the School's Ph.D. program, and participation in the development of the School's activities.


Experience in one of the following areas: control systems, numerical optimization, systems identification, machine learning algorithms.
Research experience in model predictive control or convex optimization will be considered as a plus.
Excellent record of high impact international publications, measured by taking into account the academic maturity of the candidate, and demonstrate enthusiasm for performing research.

Formal requirements:

The candidate must have a PhD in one of the scientific areas highlighted in the profile before beginning the appointment. An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.

Scientific area:

09/G1 – Automatica

Research Area:
Computer Science and Systems Engineering
Research Unit:
DYSCO - Dynamical Systems, Control, and Optimization
Type of contract:
Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art.24 comma 3 lettera a) ) - Fixed term researcher
Gross remuneration:

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


3 years

Full call:
download in Italian
Director Decree Selection Committee:
download in Italian
Official selection calendar:
download in Italian
Preliminary shortlist:
download in English - Italian

On October 20, 2017 from 9.00 am, Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca.

Final shortlist:
download in English - Italian

On October 20, 2017 from 11.00 am, Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca.

- Job Market Seminar
Final decree:
download in Italian

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.