Claim, restitution and protection of cultural heritage in the Alpe Adria Region between WWI and WWII

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position
(Deadline November 19th, 2018 12:00 )

 Cultural heritage studies; history of collecting; protection of cultural heritage in case of wars, claims and restitutions 


The appointed candidate must develop a research on the protection of cultural heritage in the "Alpe Adria Region" between First and Second World War. Her/his activities will fall within the frame of the HERA project “Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century”(TransCultAA - A special attention wil be devoted to the role of institutions committed to the safeguarding of cultural heritage (in particular the Soprintendenza del Veneto), in the Alpe Adria Region. Claims and restitution issues at the end of the Second World War, in particular between Italy and ex Jugoslavia, represent a research case study.


Excellent knowledge of history of the protection of cultural heritage between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Century, especially during war periods; significant numbers of publications in the field; participation in Italian and international research groups. Excellent knowledge in archival research, analysis, management and interpretation of documentary sources.

Formal requirements

Post-graduate degree in cultural heritage or areas related to the subject indicated in this announcement.

The candidate must have a suitable background for carrying out research activity.

An excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English is mandatory.

Gross amount



1 year

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Assegno di ricerca

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. Shortlisted candidates, selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis, are invited for a research presentation at IMT. Travel expenses to Lucca for the research presentation interview will not 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.