Data-Driven Modelling and Control

1 Assistant Professor position
(Deadline September 24th, 2018 12:00 )

Control systems, systems identification, data-driven control


Research activities and teaching within the domain of systems and control engineering, contributing to strengthen the area of Computer Science and Systems Engineering of the School, in particular by expanding the number of research collaborations of multidisciplinary nature inside the School and of external collaborations with international research groups. Tutorship and mentoring of the PhD students; participation in the development of the School's research activities.


The candidate is expected to conduct research in the wide field of systems and control engineering, preferably with a focus on data-driven modeling and controller synthesis. Requirements are a solid scientific background in the domain of control engineering, with a preference on identification of dynamical systems, and an interest in collaborating with other research groups of the School and with local, national, and international industries.

Formal requirements

PhD in Control Engineering or Engineering or a field related to the present call 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). The selection is open to applicants who have obtained national academic qualification as full or associate professor pursuant art. 16 della L. 240/2010. Candidates not admitted for selection are Full or Associated University professors and presently employed research fellows on a permanent contract.


Scientific area

Academic Recruitment Field: Systems and Control Engineering

Gross amount

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


3 years

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Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art.24 comma 3 lettera b) ) - Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Full call
Preliminary shortlist
Third meeting of the Selection Committee

On October 25th 2018 from 9.30 c/o San Francesco Complex, Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca.

Final shorlist
Final shorlist
Fourth meeting of the Selection Committee

On November 22d 2018 from 9.00 c/o Classroom 2, San Francesco Complex, Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca.

Final decree

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.