Call for expressions of interest for Assistant Professor (3 years)

Assistant Professor (3 years)

@Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

The Department of Management and Production Engineering (Politecnico di Torino) is seeking Expressions of Interest for an Assistant Professor to work in the area of Economics of Innovation.
The Assistant Professor will work in close collaboration with the members of the Innovation Studies (IS) research group. The IS scholars conduct research in several areas of innovation, finance and entrepreneurship with a variety of approaches and a strong background in quantitative methods. The group provides a friendly, stimulating environment that encourages personal and professional development and is especially supportive of young scholars.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A PhD in Economics, Management or a related field
  • A strong research background in Economics of Innovation/Science
  • Demonstrated interest and expertise in quantitative methods
  • A portfolio of published/working papers in related subjects
  • Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates with a record of excellent and internationally recognized research are highly encouraged to apply

Position and selection
The position is for one Assistant Professor full-time, beginning tentatively at the end of 2023/beginning of 2024 and lasting 3-years.
The selection is envisaged to take place in fall of 2023 (interviews can be organized in presence or online).
The position requires a teaching load of minimum 30 lecture hours per academic year.
Disclaimer: this is not yet a job vacancy advertisement. Based on the expressions of interest for this position, DIGEP/Politecnico di Torino will determine whether or not to open public competitions in line with the procedures in accordance with art. 24 paragraph 3, letter a) of Italian law 240/2010 RTDA (SC 09/B3 SSD ING-IND/35 ).

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should send an email to Prof. Giuseppe Scellato and Prof. Federico Caviggioli (Giuseppe.Scellato[at ] Federico.Caviggioli[ at] by August 6, 2023. The email should include:
1) a cover letter motivating their interest and why they are the ideal candidates for this position,
2) a CV, including a link to own Google Scholar profile / Scopus Author profile;
3) a description of their prior research (1-page maximum)
All correspondence and expressions of interest will be kept strictly confidential.
The subject line of the email should read: “Expression of interest: Innovation Studies-DIGEP”.
The file attached should be named using this format: lastname_(1, 2, 3).pdf (e.g. Smith_1.pdf – where the numbers refer to the documents required).

About the Department
The Department of Management and Production Engineering (DIGEP) serves as the focal point at Politecnico di Torino for studying the relationship between production systems and the economic environment in which they operate. By merging engineering approaches with economics and management, DIGEP promotes and coordinates basic and applied research, training, technology transfer, and services to the local community. Areas of expertise include systems of production, quality management, product design, management and accounting, industrial plants law and economics. Politecnico di Torino is one of Italy’s leading technical universities, renowned both in Europe and around the world.