International Scouting

Gli uffici amministrativi della Scuola IMT saranno chiusi per le vacanze estive dal 11 al 25 Agosto 2017.
The IMT School Administrative Offices will be closed for the Summer holidays from August 11th, 2017 to August 25th, 2017.

International Scouting 2017

The purpose of the scouting procedure is to collect expressions of interest in sectors deemed strategic for the development of the School’s research areas. Please note that expressions of interest from exceptional candidates of all ranks in areas beyond those listed below, yet still aligned with the mission of the IMT School, are also welcome.
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca is a public graduate school and research institute, ranked #1 among all public Italian universities for quality of research in the last national research evaluation. IMT is an interdisciplinary research environment, blending scientific competencies of management science, engineering, computer science, neuroscience, physics, and management of cultural heritage, striving to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical relevance in concrete applications. 
 IMT researchers are expected to contribute to the teaching and supervision of PhD students, admitted to the School through a selective international competition. The working language is English. Italian courses are offered to staff free of charge.

Ongoing Positions:

Past Editions and Additional Information:

Systems, Control, and Optimization, Full position details

The deadline for expressions of interest is June 5th, 2017 at 11:59 pm.


IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites expressions of interest for an Assistant Professor position (“Type-A Ricercatore”) to carry out research in the areas of systems, control, and optimization. Research experience is expected in one of the following areas: control systems, numerical optimization, systems identification, machine learning. Research experience in model predictive control or convex optimization will be considered as a plus. 

Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications and demonstrate enthusiasm for performing research. Activities include: research, tutorship and mentoring of PhD students, graduate teaching. The successful candidate will be part of the research unit Dynamical Systems, Control and Optimization at IMT Lucca.

The position is for 3 years, extendable for further 2 years.


Additional Information

Fixed-term assistant professors (RTD-A) will be employed for three years, with the possibility of further extension based on performance.

Tenure-track assistant professors (RTD-B) will be employed for three years, during which they are required to secure a habilitation (ASN) from an independent national evaluation committee in order to obtain tenure at the associate professor level. Applicants to ASN are evaluated based on various indicators of scientific quality and leadership such as bibliometrics, research grants, invited talks, and best-paper awards.

The salary will be determined on a personal basis within pay grades defined as per Italian legislation.

Indicative starting gross salaries are:

  • Assistant Professor, fixed term (RTD-A) € 34.898
  • Assistant Professor, tenure track (RTB-B) in a range between € 34.898 and € 45.367
  • Associate Professor € 50.831

Net income may vary depending on income taxes, local taxes, retirement plan, health care deduction and tax exemptions. New employees who have worked in research-based positions abroad for the previous two years may be eligible for a substantial tax rebate for the first three fiscal years of employment.