Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Banking



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Assistant professor / lecturer

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova is seeking excellent candidates to fill the following academic position:

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Banking (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato – Tipo B)


Job Qualifications

The candidate should have a PhD in Banking/Finance or equivalent, obtained in Italy or abroad, and a promising track record of articles in peer-reviewed international journals. It is preferred a research/teaching focus in banking and/or corporate finance.  


The position offered is at the Assistant Professor level (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato – Tipo B). This is a tenure track 3-year full-time position with a teaching load of maximum 90 hours/year. At the end of the triennium, tenure and promotion at the Associate Professor level are granted if the candidate obtains the national scientific qualification (abilitazione scientifica nazionale ASN) and a positive evaluation of the triennium.  

The salary is comparable to other public European universities and, depending on individual circumstances (e.g. having spent at least two years of relevant work experience outside of Italy) candidates with European citizenship are eligible for tax abatements of up to 90% of annual salary advantages if meeting the requirements. 

The Department guarantees a starting research grant in addition to research funds allocated yearly based on past publication record. Early career researchers are strongly encouraged and supported in applying for additional research funds at the University level or to external funding bodies. The candidate will also be included in the accounting and finance research group’ funding scheme to get additional support.


The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the activities of the research group in banking and corporate finance, as well as to its innovative teaching practices (e.g. blended and distance learning). Applicants need to meet the following conditions: 

a) demonstrate a promising track record of articles or working papers in peer-reviewed international journals; b) evidence of high-quality teaching; c) proficiency in spoken and written English. 

The University of Padova has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research for its commitment to implement fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures for researchers.

About the Department

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova was founded in 1989 and counts over 2000 students and more than 65 faculty members conducting research in economics or business fields. Since 2012 the University guide 'Grande Guida' ranks the Department among the top three institutions for teaching quality in the areas of Economics and Statistics.

The Department ranked fourth in Italy in terms of research quality and productivity. Research carried out in accounting has been ranked third in Italy by the National independent agency (ANVUR).

Out of 850 assessed Universities, our Department is also at the top of the U-Multirank international ranking.  The working language of the Department of Economics and Management is Italian, whereas teaching is done mainly in English across the Masters and PhD levels. More information is available on the website.

Selection Process 

Interested candidates are invited to send their expression of interest to enclosing an updated CV.

Additional enquiries can be made at


All expressions of interests will be treated as strictly confidential.

Approximate starting date: October 2022

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35123 Padova , Italy