Computational Social Science: Modeling of Social Dynamics

1 Assistant Professor position
(Deadline May 23rd, 2014 12:00 )
Algorithms, Complex Networks, Statistical Mechanics, Social and Cognitive Science
Research, tutorship and mentoring of the Institute's PhD students, limited teaching and participation in the development of the Institute's research activities.
Formal requirements
Possession of a PhD in Logic, Computer Science, Physics, or a related field. An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.
Note: Please remember to fill in the "PhD section" with all relevant information when compiling the Online Application Form.
Specific requirements
Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications and should demonstrate enthusiasm for performing applied research in an interdisciplinary Research Unit.
Three years, renewable for an additional two years.
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Full call
Calendar latest update
May 12th, 2014
First meeting of the Selection Committee
May 23th, 2014
Second meeting of the Selection Committee
May 26th, 2014
Preliminary shortlist
Preliminary shortlist
Third meeting of the Selection Committee
May 29th, 2014 from 10.00am - San Francesco complex - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca
Final shortlist
Final shortlist
Fourth meeting of the Selection Committee
June 9th, 2014, in the San Francesco complex from 2:30 pm
Final ranking
Final ranking

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.

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.
    Up to 11 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)