Applied Economics

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

Applied Economics; Industrial Organization; Theory of the Firm; Experimental Economics


Research and teaching activities congruent with the scientific sector 13/A4 (Applied Economics). Tutorship and mentoring of the PhD students; participation in the development of the School's research activities.


Requested research duties: the successful candidate will orient her research activity, within the subjects characterizing the scientific field, on the empirical study of firms' behavior and performance in local, domestic and international markets. In particular, the research activity will be focused on industrial organization, the theory of the firm, industrial dynamics, the economics of innovation, regulated sectors and public policies related to those fields of investigation.

Formal requirements

PhD in Economics 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: Applied Economics

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
Preliminary shortlist
Third meeting of the Selection Committee

On October 29th 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 19th 2018 from 9:30 c/o 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 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.