Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Management

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


Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Management

(13/B2 – SECS-P/08 Economia e Gestione delle Imprese)




Preferred candidates should have a PhD in Business Economics, Economics or related disciplines and showcase an experience in teaching courses in general management (e.g. Strategy, Operations, Marketing, Entrepreneurship) at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels both in Italian and English language. Teaching at recognized international institutions is particularly valued.

Candidates must display an ability to publish in recognized scientific journals, and a pipeline of working papers with a potential to reach high quality field outlets or generalist journals. Publications in ‘A’ ranked journals according to the ANVUR and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) are especially valued. The successful candidate must display an ability to work within national and international networks of scholars within their respective research clusters.

The Department particularly values the ability in securing research funding through competitive bids both at the national or international level. Last, candidates should demonstrate a willingness in taking up service and leadership position at the Department level.


Job Description and Position

The position offered is at the Assistant Professor Level in Management (RTD-B – scientific sector SECS-P/08 according to the Italian academic system). The position is tenured, full time, with a minimum teaching load of 90 contact hours per academic year. The contract offered is 3-years – not extensible. After the three years, the promotion to Associate Professor (tenured) is conditional upon: (a) the candidate obtaining the National habilitation to Associate Professor; (b) a positive assessment of the Department. A Departmental mentoring programme aims at offering support to the junior faculty.

The annual gross salary – net of employer-paid social security contributions – is € 42,000. Whilst this is not negotiable, the faculty member will enjoy bi or tri-annual increases upon meeting nationwide targes as defined by the Ministry. The salary is subject to employee-paid social security contributions and Italian income tax. Depending on individual circumstances (e.g. being non-Italian resident for the past two years), the successful candidate may be may qualify for generous tax exemption.


Qualifications and Requirements

According to Italian legislation, eligible candidates must have held at least 3 years of experience as post-doc, assistant professor, or equivalent position since the award of their PhD.

Furthermore, the Selection Committee will consider applicants meeting the following conditions:

a) evidence of high-quality teaching and mentoring through students or peers’ evaluations;

b) evidence of the ability in securing research funds for research;

c) evidence of a consolidated experience in working with international scholars and activism in widely recognized academic societies (e.g. AoM, SMS, EURAM, EUROMA, POMS, EGOS, etc..)

d) fluency in English is extremely valued although not a necessary pre-requisite.


The Research Cluster is particularly interested in candidates who want to develop innovative teaching and research in the areas of management with a focus on innovative technology and data analytics tools.


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 must apply according to the official call for applications at the website of the Department.

Additional enquiries can be made at the Head of the Department (Prof Giulio Cainelli) at the following address .



All expressions of interests will be treated as strictly confidential.




Application Deadline:
Monday, Aug 30, 2021
University of Padua
Department of Economics and Management
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