International Scouting

International Scouting 2017

On March 13th, 2017, the IMT School launched an International Scouting procedure for the following profile (see below or download PDF for details).

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.

Full position details

The deadline for expressions of interest is April 15th, 2017 at 11:59 pm.


IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites expressions of interest for positions in Cyber security at different levels of seniority, from early career onward. Candidates should have experience or willingness to work in the area of cyber security broadly construed, ideally

complementing IMT's current strengths. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • access control;
  • distributed ledgers;
  • formal verification of security protocols;
  • network security;
  • security requirements elicitation;
  • web security.

Since multidisciplinary research is a founding value of the School, inclination to work at the intersection with other core disciplines of IMT relevant to cybersecurity will be considered an asset. We seek to hire fixed-term (i.e., non tenure-track) and tenure-track assistant professors and tenured associate professors.


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.


IMT is one of Italy's six schools of excellence for postgraduate education, ranked first in the last national research assessment exercise. 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. 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.


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