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Assistant Professor position in Structural Mechanics at University of Genoa (Italy)

Assistant Professor position in Structural Mechanics at DICCA - University of Genoa (Italy)


The DICCA - Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the University of Genova, Italy is launching new research lines in the field of Solid and Structural Mechanics (ICAR08 – Scienza delle Costruzioni). In view of the forthcoming opening of a fixed-term position (3-years extendable to 5) of Assistant Professor (RTDA – Ricercatore a Tempo determinato (A)), the Department invites expressions of interest from qualified scholars.

Candidate’s profile

The Department is interested in collecting expressions of interests from scholars with  documented scientific experience in the broad field of Solid and Structural Mechanics, with special reference to Computational Mechanics aspects.

The ideal candidate should have a valuable record of accomplishments in research, compatible with his/her academic age, with publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and proven capability to conduct independent research. An excellent command of English (both oral and written) is required.

Job qualification

The successful candidate is expected to set up an active program of independent and collaborative research.  Regular duties include an annual teaching load of about 60 class hours, split between undergraduate and master courses, and tutoring. Service for the Department includes mentoring MSc and PhD students and some administrative duties commensurate to the rank.

The gross income is defined according to the University regulations in The 2-year extension or the upgrade of the position to RTDB - Ricercatore a Tempo determinato (B) is possible pending demonstrated achievements and availability of departmental resources.

After the closure of the present call for expressions of interest, the DICCA will issue a formal Call for Applications, as required by the Italian laws for academic employment. The call is expected to be opened by September 2020 and the position to be filled by January 2020.

How to express your interest

Interested scholars are invited to send an email to Prof. Luigi Gambarotta (e-mail, Prof. Roberta Massabò (e-mail or Prof. Giuseppe Piccardo (e-mail with subject line “Call for Assistant Professor position”, including their Curriculum Vitae and the following information:

      personal details and contact information (email, phone, skype id)

      education, qualifications and research experience

      list of publications


Expressions of interest will be accepted until June 30, 2020.

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