International Scouting

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 economics, 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:

 

Economics (Deadline: September 15th, 2017 at 23.59 italian time)

The deadline for expressions of interest is September 15th, 2017 at 23:59.

 

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites expressions of interest for an Associate or Full Professor in Economics, preferably in the fields of macroeconomics, international economics, applied econometrics, innovation, development and growth. The position offers excellent opportunities for research in an interdisciplinary research environment and it carries a moderate post-doctoral teaching load. IMT is host to an internationally recognized research center in economics, which has consistently ranked at the top of the National Evaluation of the Quality of Research (VQR) in Economics and related fields.


IMT offers excellent working conditions, an inspiring research environment and exciting campus life in the city center of Lucca. Activities at the School include: research, tutorship and mentoring of PhD students, graduate teaching and participation in research projects. The successful candidate will collaborate in the shaping of the future research agenda and the PhD Program.


Applicants should have an outstanding research potential as evidenced by publications in top economics journals and a very promising research agenda, an excellent track record in teaching (at the undergraduate and, especially, at the graduate level) and a highly cooperative attitude towards furthering the operations of the School. IMT particularly encourages applications from female candidates and from scholars with international backgrounds.

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Complex Systems  (Deadline: September 15th, 2017 at 23:59 italian time)

The deadline for expressions of interest is September 15th, 2017 at 23:59.

 

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites expressions of interest for an Associate Professor position in the area of complex systems and their analytical description by means of network theory. Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications with a distinctive multidisciplinary interest and a strong technical knowledge of statistical physics. Candidates must be active in the area of financial and economic networks. Interest and activities focused on neurosciences will be considered a plus.


Activities at the School include: research, tutorship and mentoring of PhD students, graduate teaching and grant applications. The successful candidate will be part of the Networks Research Unit and will collaborate in the shaping of the PhD program.

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Relationship and exchanges between Western and Eastern worlds (Deadline: September 15th, 2017 at 23:59 italian time)

The deadline for expressions of interest is September 15th, 2017 at 23:59.

 

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites expressions of interest for a Full Professor position to carry out research and teaching on the relationships and exchanges between the Western and the Eastern worlds, particularly between European and the Islamic cultures and traditions, and with specific regard to the fields of  history of ideas and philosophy from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. An excellent track record of teaching and research experience is expected in the area of cultural exchanges between the Islamic and the so called Western cultures.  Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications and a significant experience, preferably international, of research and Ph.D. students' supervision and advisorship.

 

Activities include: teaching, research, tutorship and mentoring of Ph.D. students, seminar organizations, team work organization related to cultural heritage. The successful candidate will be part of the research unit LYNX at IMT Lucca.

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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
  • Full Professor € 60.158

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.