Classical Archaeology, Functions of Objects and Images in Antiquity

1 Assistant Professor position

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


Classical Art and Archaeology, Ancient Art History, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient History


Support the development of research activities, projects and educational initiatives in the field of Classical Art and Archaeology carried out at LYNX
Research Unit. Support the development of the interdisciplinary research activities and projects carried out at LYNX Research Unit. Participate in- and stimulate collective research projects. Teach courses and seminars at PhD level, supervise PhD Students and support their national and international resarch activities.


Applicants should demonstrate the capacity for excellent research achievement and the ability to teach effectively in PhD programs. The capacity to attract research funds on a competitive basis is most welcome. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of publications in the specific field of Classical Art and Archaeology as well as an interdisciplinary approach to large research problems. A focus on the cultural/ritual/religious/political function of objects, images in particular, and spaces is most welcome.

Formal requirements:

Phd in Classical Art and Archaeology or related fields, with a focus on Classical Art History, Ancient Greek and Roman History, cultural/ritual/religious/political function of objects, images in particular, and spaces. An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.

Scientific area:

10/A1 – Archeologia

Research Area:
Cultural Heritage
Research Unit:
LYNX - Center for the interdisciplinary Analysis of Images
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:
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Director Decree Selection Committee:
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Calendar latest update:

On January 30, 2018

Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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On February 22, 2018 in Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca

Final shortlist:
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On March 5, 2018 in Piazza San Francesco 19, 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. 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.