Associate Professor in Econometrics (SECS-P/05)

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

Associate Professor in Econometrics (13/A5 – SECS-P/05 Econometria)

Job Description and Position
The Department of Economics and Management (dSEA) is seeking Expressions of Interest for an Associate Professorship in Econometrics (Scientific Sector SECS-P/05). Applications by candidates of any nationality are welcome.

The Associate Professor position is tenured, full time, with a teaching load of 120 contact hours per academic year. The annual gross salary - net of employer-paid social security contributions - is approx. € 53.000. 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 should provide evidence of continued and sustained ability to publish in highly ranked peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of Econometrics. The DSEA attaches great value to the ability of securing research funding through competitive bids both at the national and especially at the international level. Candidates should also demonstrate to have long standing teaching experience in Econometrics and related areas. Teaching experience at recognized international institutions is particularly valuable. The successful candidate is expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Qualifications and Requirements
According to the Italian legislation, eligible candidates must have formally obtained a PhD in Economics or related areas. To qualify for an Associate Professor position, the candidate must either hold an equivalent position as Associate Professor at a non-Italian Institution and/or possess the qualification as ‘Associate Professor’ obtained in any recent round (less than ten years from now) of the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale in any of the following scientific sectors: SECS-P05.

The Selection Committee will consider applicants meeting the following conditions:
a) Sustained and continuative track-record of high-quality publications in peer-reviewed leading international journals;
b) evidence of high-quality and innovative teaching and mentoring through student and/or peer evaluations;
c) ability in securing research funds at the national and international level;
d) ability to supervise PhD students and support early-career researchers;
e) fluency in English.

Approximate starting date: The successful candidate is expected to start in September 2023, 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 about 70 faculty members conducting research in several areas of economics and business. The DSEA has a track record of excellence in both research and teaching. The Italian Ministry of University and Research has included the Department amongst the Departments of Excellence for the period 2018-22 and awarded special funding to enhance research capacity. In the most recent ranking by ANVUR, the DSEA ranked fourth in Italy in terms of research quality and productivity. According to the latest available data on research quality by subject area, the DSEA has been ranked second in Italy in the area of Economics by the National independent agency (ANVUR).

Since 2012 the University guide 'Grande Guida' ranks the DSEA among the top three institutions in Italy for teaching quality in the areas of Economics and Statistics. The DSEA is also at the top of the U-Multirank international ranking, out of 850 assessed Universities. 

More information about the Department and its Faculty can be found on the DSEA website.

Contact details
Expressions of interest, and any additional enquiries, should be addressed to the Head of Department (Prof. Paola Valbonesi) at the following email address:

All expressions of interests will be treated as strictly confidential.