University professors are academic teaching staff with permanent contracts, recruited through a public competition, who carry out research and teaching activities in the academic sector. They study and teach the subjects in which they are specialised, participate in research projects and share the results with the scientific community. They produce research papers, essays and academic articles. They carry out teaching activities both in class and e-learning modes and support students at all levels of their academic careers, within their field of expertise. They also supervise theses at all academic levels.
Recruitment of Professors (Italian website)
Researchers are hired with a fixed-term employment contract, through a public procedure. They contribute to the development of academic research by carrying out research activities in the field related to their hiring contract. They produce research papers, essays and academic articles. They carry out teaching activities both in class and e-learning modes and support students at all levels of their academic careers, within their field of expertise. They also supervise theses at all academic levels.
Fixed-term researchers: admission requirements - Selection for type a) (pdf) and type b) (pdf)
Recruitment of Researchers (Italian website)
The research grant is a collaboration established between a University and a scholar with the specific aim of conducting research activities. It has a minimum duration of twelve months and a maximum of six years. During this period, the research fellow carries out research work on the topics set out in the selection announcement, under the supervision of the designated faculty, retaining at the same time a certain degree of autonomy. The admission pre-requisite is to hold a post-graduate degree obtained in Italy or equivalent title. Applicants can also qualify if they have a doctorate degree from a foreign university, to which they need to attach a professional curriculum that demonstrates their ability them to carry out research. Research grants are awarded by public selection procedure.
Research grants (assegni di ricerca) Grants and Post-Grad Awards (borse di studio)
The Research Doctorate is the third level of higher education envisaged in the Italian academic system. The objective is the acquisition of skills for the pursuit of highly qualified research activities in the private sector, public bodies and universities. To qualify for access to the PhD programsapplicants must hold a master's degree or equivalent qualification obtained abroad. Admission to doctoral programs is through public competitions based on qualifications and exams aimed at verifying the candidates' ability and aptitude to carry out research. Scholarships can be assigned, where available, upon positive evaluation of the qualifying candidates. The PhD program has a duration of 3 years.
Technologists are hired with a fixed term contract through a public selection procedure. The contracts have a minimum duration of 18 months and a maximum of 5 years. Technologists carry out support activity to research both at technical and administrative levels. In particular, they perform tasks of high technical and professional content within the framework of the University's research activities following the directives given by the research manager or by the head of the structure. They also carry out administrative tasks strictly connected to the management of the research projects they are involved in. There are two different levels: the first level technologist for which the possession of a master's degree is required, as well as a particular professional qualification and the second level technologist for which possession of a bachelor or equivalent degree is required as well as a particular professional qualification.
Recruitment of technologists (Italian website)