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International Scouting

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca is a Public University School for Higher Education and Research with a special statute, which focuses on the analysis of economic, societal, technological and cultural systems.

IMT School promotes the full integration of research and education. Since its institution by ministerial decree of November 18th 2005, the School has distinguished itself thanks to the quality and innovativeness of its research and doctoral programs and its interdisciplinary nature, characterized by the complementarity and interaction between methodologies drawn from economics, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, archeology, art history and the analysis and management of cultural heritage. The IMT School is committed to gender equality, inclusion, and diversity.

The purpose of the scouting procedure is to collect expressions of interest in sectors deemed strategic for the development of the School’s research areas and doctoral programs in order to evaluate the opportunity to open call (“concorsi”) as expected according to the Italian law.
Specifically at this stage, the School initiates International Scouting for the collection of expressions of interest for an Associate Professor position to be filled by direct call under Law 230/2005 Art. 1 paragraph 9 in the following subjects:



The deadline for expressions of interest is June 13th, 2023 at 13:00 (italian time)

The successful candidate will contribute to establishing, promoting, and managing the Open Lab, a research infrastructure planned in the context of the Italian program for Departments of Excellence 2023-2027. The Open Lab aims to bridge the gap between research and society. The Open Lab is a step towards improving collaboration with external stakeholders and offers a wide range of activities, from tailor-made research design and field data collection to the development of specific solutions and policy interventions. The Open Lab will integrate experimental, quasi-experimental, and observational methods to contribute to the different activities of the IMT School multidisciplinary research community, with a particular focus on the economic and digital resilience of socio-economic systems. The Open Lab will also be active in technology transfer with companies and institutions

Successful candidate will be involved in the Ph.D. Program in Economics, Analytics, and Decision Sciences and contribute to the definition of the IMT School’s future research agenda.

Ideal candidates must have a track record of published research in top-level, general-audience, and top-field journals in any area of economics, as well as a demonstrated success in acquiring research grants.

The ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment will be highly appreciated. Fluent command of English, managerial capabilities, and excellent communication skills are required. Knowledge of Italian is optional. The IMT School is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of its academic community.

The Italian Tax Agency may grant a tax relief of ~90% in the first six years of residence in Italy if the applicant can demonstrate that s/he had tax residence abroad for at least two years before the starting date.