Assistant Professors and Post-Doctoral Fellows

Recruitment Program Principles and Standards

IMT Assistant Professors and Post-doctoral Fellows are resident researchers pursuing advanced studies. IMT is a dynamic center for young researchers. They work closely with other young researchers, graduate students and senior researchers. Junior Faculty is regarded as IMT's most important investment. All junior faculty members are required to perform a limited load of teaching activities within the Ph.D. programs and supervision/mentoring of Ph.D. students, as well as to contribute to the development of the Research Areas of the Institute. The remuneration package is competitive at an international level and includes generous research funds. IMT's procedures are in compliance with the European Commission recommendations proposed in the European Charter for Researchers and in the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In particular, IMT ensures that researchers will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, age, ethnic, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, or social and/or economic conditions. Broad dissemination of information about the openings guarantees that any candidate in any part of the world can compete for the position offered.

Candidates may apply by simply filling out an online application form.

Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards. IMT is committed to providing adequate resources to support the research activity of its faculty, as well as full flexibility in working conditions.

Furthermore, IMT recognizes "the value of geographical, intersectional, inter− and trans−disciplinary and virtual mobility as an important means of enhancing scientific knowledge and professional development at any stage of a researcher's career" (European Charter for Researchers, Ref. Value of mobility). Therefore, it acknowledges any past mobility experience, encourages mobility at all levels and supports research and projects on interdisciplinary topics and collaborations at an international level.

IMT has also signed the "Commitment of Quality Assurance" for the EURAXESS Researcher's mobility portal.

Terms of appointment

All positions are fixed-term.

Assistant Professors and Post-Doctoral Fellows can be offered an "Assegno di Ricerca", a "Collaborazione a Progetto" or a "Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato" contract.

 Type of Contract (a)RequirementsDurationGross Salary
Range / Year
Assistant ProfessorAssegno di RicercaCan be offered to all candidatesMin. 1 year and max. 3 years (with the option of a renewal for a maximum of 6 years)Negotiable; minimum €30,000 - maximum €50,000
Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato (l. 240/2010 art 24, c 3 a)A PhD is requiredMax. 3 years (with the option of a single renewal for 5 total years)+/- €35,000 (100% of the salary of a tenured researcher as defined by law)
Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato (l. 240/2010 art 24, c 3 b)A PhD is required. To be eligible, the appointee has to have held at least three years of research contracts by the date of appointment.Max. 3 years+/- €45,000 (130% of the salary of a tenured researcher as defined by law)
Collaborazione a Progetto (a)Can be offered to all candidates.VariableVariable on the basis of project funds, but no more than €80,000
Post-Doctoral FellowAssegno di RicercaCan be offered to all candidatesMin. 1 year and max. 3 years (with the option of a renewal for a maximum of 6 years)Negotiable; minimum €19,360 - maximum €35,000
Collaborazione a ProgettoCan be offered to all candidatesVariable

Variable on the basis of project funds, but no more than €60,000

Notes:
Contracts cannot be awarded for more than a total of 12 years. The calculation of total duration covers post-doctoral positions as well as research / assistant contracts in universities in Italy or abroad.