Research Assistant Professor in Banking/Finance

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padua is seeking excellent candidates to fill the academic position of:
Research Assistant Professor in Banking/Finance
(13/B4 – SECS-P/11 Intermediari Finanziari e Finanza Aziendale)

Job Description and Position
The Department of Economics and Management (dSEA) is seeking Expressions of Interest for a Research Assistant Professor (RTDa) non-tenure track in Banking and Finance (Scientific Sector SECS-P/11). Applications by candidates of any nationality are welcome. The Assistant Professor position is full time, with a maximum teaching load of 90 contact hours per academic year, that is negotiable. The annual gross salary – net of employer-paid social security contributions – is in the range of approx. €37.000 gross. Whilst this is not negotiable, faculty members can obtain bi-annual increases upon meeting targets as defined by the University of Padua. 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 qualify for generous tax exemption (here for an unofficial but clear explanation of the mechanism at work). Candidates with a record of excellent and internationally recognized research are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate level and to undertake research projects on the long-term effects of socio-economic and health-care public policies on health and living conditions of older individuals.

Qualifications and Requirements
According to the Italian legislation, eligible candidates must have formally obtained a PhD in Business, Economics, Finance, or related areas.
Approximate starting date: The successful candidate is expected to start in December 2024, but the starting date is negotiable based on individual circumstances.

About the Department
The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padua was founded in 1989 and counts over 2000 students and more than 75 faculty members conducting research in economics or business fields. In 2023 the dSEA was granted the EQUIS Accreditation. 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 
Applications should be received by 1 May 2024. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and either indicate two referees or attaching two reference letters at
Additional enquiries can be made at the Head of the Department (Prof Paola Valbonesi) at

All expressions of interests will be treated as strictly confidential.

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, May 01, 2024
University of Padua
Department of Economics and Management
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