Tenure-track assistant professor in Economics/Economic Policy



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Assistant professor / lecturer

The School of International Studies of the University of Trento seeks to appoint a Tenure-track assistant professor in Economics/Economic Policy.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Economics or an equivalent qualification, an excellent publication record, and evidence of high-quality teaching and mentoring.
While all fields of Economics will be considered, preference will be given to candidates specialized in the empirical analysis of environmental and energy issues, and the associated international economics and political economy aspects.

To be eligible for direct appointment from abroad, applicants must have been employed as faculty members or research staff by a foreign university (or research institute) for at least three consecutive years, and must hold an equivalent academic position (Researcher, Lecturer, Assistant Professor) at their current foreign university. Any application not satisfying this requirement cannot be considered.

The position is a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato RTD-B). This is a fixed term three-years contract that leads to Associate Professorship upon obtainment of the national scientific qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) and positive evaluation by the University.

This is a joint position between the School of International Studies (70%) and the Department of Economics and Management (30%), and carries a teaching load of 90 hours per year (split among the two institutions). Finally, the University grants a start-up research fund of about 12.000 euro.

Candidates should have fluent knowledge of the English and Italian languages.

The University of Trento aims to achieve greater gender balance in the composition of its academic staff: accordingly, female candidates are encouraged to apply for the position.


About the School of International Studies

The School of International Studies (SIS) was established in 2001 as an advanced institute of interdisciplinary studies and has become a leading institution for graduate teaching and research. It offers three Master’s degrees (European and International Studies; International Security Studies; Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies) and a Ph.D. program in International Studies, entirely taught in English. SIS builds on the diverse disciplinary backgrounds of its faculty (economics, law, politics, sociology, history, philosophy) to develop a wide portfolio of multidisciplinary research programs addressing the challenges associated with the processes of globalization and European integration. More information is available at the SSI website www.sis.unitn.it


Steps to Follow

Applicants should express their interest by sending a detailed CV (including a list of publications, and teaching experience), a cover letter indicating their research focus, as well as appropriate documents to prove their academic position in the last three years. Documents should be sent to Ms. Silvia Tomaselli (silvia.tomaselli@unitn.it, specifying SIS RTD-B econ in the subject line), preferably before August 31, 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and a seminar presentation at the School so as to discuss their CV, past and prospective publications, funding proposals, and the like. The SIS plans to complete the selection of candidates by the end of 2020. The expected start of the position is in the Fall 2021.

For more information, please contact the Director of the School of International Studies, Prof. Andrea Fracasso (andrea.fracasso@unitn.it).

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Assistant professor / lecturer


via T. Gar, 14

38122 Trento , Italy