SMEs Performance, Strategy and Embedded Systems

1 Assistant Professor position
(Deadline November 28th, 2022 13:00 )

Management Science, Innovation ecosystems, SMEs, Family business, Data analytics


The candidate will conduct research in the context of Management Science on business innovation, competitiveness, and entrepreneurship of SMEs, focusing on family firms, across local contexts such as local production systems, innovation ecosystems, and peripheral areas. The candidate will contribute to data collection, analysis, and publication in international peer-reviewed journals as part of the research activity. The research projects will use a wide array of methodological approaches with a strong focus on data analytics. The candidate will contribute to the “Tuscan Health Ecosystem” project by supporting the technological transfer and new entrepreneurship.


IMT School invites applications for a positon of Assistant Professor (RTDA) in “Management Science and Entrepreneuship”. The candidate must have a strong background in Management Science with research experience on the themes of firm’s innovation, entrepreneurship, and innovation ecosystems of SMEs and family businesses. Knowledge at the intersection of local and regional development is a plus. The candidate must also have a strong background in data analytics. Familiarity with spatial econometrics and machine learning techniques is considered an advantage.

Formal requirements

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.

Gross amount

Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art. 24 comma 3 lettera a))


3 years

Job Research Unit: 
Job Contract Type: 
Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art.24 comma 3 lettera a) ) - Fixed term researcher

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.
    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.