The successful candidate will investigate the economic aspects of problems that have a geographic dimension with the support of both theoretical and empirical tools and an eye on the policy implications from the point of view of local administrative units . Among others, relevant research topics are the sustainability of inland areas, land use, mobility, internal migrations, and the development of local labor markets. The researcher will have the opportunity to contribute to the Open Lab, a research infrastructure to be developed in the context of the Italian program of Departments of Excellence 2023-2027, whose purpose is to comprehend the changing trajectories of the resilience of digital economies. The successful candidates demonstrate a strong potential in research and the ability to work in a team. The positions involve mentoring PhD students, limited teaching, and participating in developing the School’s research agenda. Knowledge of Italian is not required, while excellent written and spoken English is mandatory.
PhD 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.
Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art. 24 comma 3 lettera a))
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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.
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.