Solid Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials

1 Assistant Professor position
(Deadline April 23rd, 2019 12:00 )

Computational mechanics; Solid mechanics and mechanics of materials; Experimental mechanics


The researcher will have to carry out research and didactic activities in the field of solid mechanics and mechanics of materials, participating in the consolidation of the scientific area of Computer Science and Systems Engineering of the School, and in particular the MUSAM research unit on multi-scale analysis of materials, contributing to both internal collaborations, through multidisciplinary research initiatives, and external collaborations with international research groups. Research activities will mainly focus on the development of computational mechanics formulations applied to the study and characterization of materials, fracture mechanics and contact mechanics. The research will also include experimental testing on materials, to be conducted in the MUSAM-Lab. The researcher must also contribute to the supervision of doctoral students and their doctoral training.


The researcher will have to carry out scientific and teaching activities in solid mechanics and mechanics of materials. A strong scientific background is required on Structural Mechanics, and in particular experience on: physico-mathematical modeling of solids and materials, computational mechanics techniques, experimental mechanics techniques. The ability to collaborate with other areas of the School and with local, national and international companies will be considered preferential.

Formal requirements

The candidate must possess a Master's Degree or an equivalent degree in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Computational Mechanics, or in 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.

Gross amount

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


3 years

Specific requirements

In addition to an excellent record of publications, an international experience and post-doctoral research periods will be preferential titles.

Job Research Unit: 
Job Contract Type: 
Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art.24 comma 3 lettera a) ) - Fixed term researcher

Selection procedure and criteria

Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards.


A Selection Committee, appointed by the Rector, assesses all applications on the basis online application info. 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 interviews may also be conducted at IMT or by conference call. Travel expenses to Lucca for the interview 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 and Ph.D. (compulsory) 


  • 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.