Saturday, November 15, 2008

Young Research Fellows in Computer Science, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies invites strong candidates active on networking and software systems for global computing, including web data mining and mobile systems, with applications e.g. to service oriented computing, economics and embedded systems to apply for Faculty Positions at the Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow level. Preference will be given to candidates combining in their research fundamental and application oriented aspects. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed or are near completion of their Ph.D. degrees.

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies is an Institute for Advanced Studies that aims to push the frontiers of knowledge and to contribute to the formation of international professional elites for business and institutions. Research and PhD programs focus on institutional and technological change, the role of organizations and markets in economic systems, the analysis of complex systems in social sciences, computer science and engineering.

IMT attracts bright students, young researchers and professors through competitive, transparent procedures at an international level. IMT believes that faculty and staff diversity contributes to excellence and is an equal-opportunity employer.

Assistant Professors and Post-doctoral Fellows are appointed for a fixed term of up to three years. Contracts may be renewed once for an additional three years (i.e. six years in total). Assistant Professors differ from Post Doctoral Fellows on the basis of experience, scientific curriculum and remuneration. The remuneration package is competitive at the international level (30,000-45,000 EUR pre-tax for Post-doctoral Fellows and 45,000-60,000 EUR pre-tax for Assistant Professors) and includes generous research funds. Additional benefits may be negotiated with selected applicants.

Please note that the competition is for one vacancy at either level, depending on candidate experience. Successful candidates for either type of position will work closely with other young researchers, graduate students, and senior researchers, and will have a limited teaching load in the school’s graduate program (e.g. one class per year). IMT believes that faculty and staff diversity contributes to excellence and is an equal-opportunity employer. Additional information about IMT may be found at

Applicants are required to apply on line ( In addition, at least two letters of reference must be sent as e-mail attachments (preferably in PDF format) to: or by mail to the following address:

Job Openings 2009 – YRF-CSE.

IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies
Piazza San Ponziano 6
55100 Lucca – Italy

Deadline: 1 December 2008