EoI for Associate Professor
Who we are
Politecnico di Torino is a major technical University located in Torino, North-West Italy, close to the Alps. Torino is a large city (900. 000 dwellers) and an important business and cultural center. Politecnico di Torino is one of the most prestigious Italian Universities, and it ranks 33rd in the area of Engineering according to the last QS World University Rankings.
The Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche (DISMA) at Politecnico di Torino has been awarded the title of Dipartimento di eccellenza 2018-2022 from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), and it has received a large grant to pursue a scientific project, as illustrated here.
What we expect from applicants
Applicants should have strong expertise in a branch of discrete mathematics (as for instance graph theory, combinatorics, algorithms, discrete probability) and genuine scientific interest in one of the four main themes of the Progetto di eccellenza. They need to be mature and independent researchers with demonstrated track records of publications in primary academic journals, experience in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Interdisciplinarity and the potential to attract competitive funding will be highly valued as well as some experience in supervising PhD students and Post-Docs.
Applicants should express their interest by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including:
- a letter in which they motivate their interest in one of the themes of the project:
- a curriculum vitae;
- a list of publications.
Please name these three files respectively: motivation-surname, cv-surname, publications-surname. The subject of the email should be Associate-surname.
The deadline for submission is November 30, 2018.
This call is only a preliminary stage aimed to collect expressions of interest, and it is not a formal application for positions. On the basis of the collected EoIs, the Department will decide whether or not to open a position in a specific sub-discipline. Academic positions in Italy can only be awarded through a public competition or direct appointment. The DISMA will contact the selected applicants to inform them about the opening of the formal positions and the required documentation.
What we offer
The initial gross salary of an Associate Professor is around 50 K Euros per year. The net amount after taxes depends on the total personal income, the composition of the family, and other parameters. In the case of a direct appointment, the initial salary can be higher depending on the academic track of the candidate.
A four-year tax exemption on 90 per cent of the salary is available according to the Italian tax law for those candidates who have been residing outside Italy for 2 years or more.
The hired Associate Professor will receive a starting grant of 100 K Euro to support their scientific activity. Moreover, the MIUR Excellence grant will provide special funds to attract PhD students and Post-Docs to join the Department and host large international scientific events as well as other activities such as PhD courses, seminars and workshops.
The appointed Associate Professor is expected to conduct outstanding original research activity and to attract funds through national and international competitions. Politecnico di Torino requires every professor to teach for 120 hours per year (typically amounting to two courses) at the undergraduate and graduate level, to supervise students for their bachelor, master and PhD thesis, and to contribute to the administrative life of the Department.