Call for Expression of Interest in view of a direct call to scholars in fulltime employment abroad for a position of Associate Professor in Business Administration (Italian scientific sector SECS-P/07) to work on topics related to accounting (both at national and international level), accountability, sustainability, public sector management.

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento invites expressions of interest for a direct call of an Associate Professor in Business Administration (Economia Aziendale – SECS-P/07). This position is reserved for academics working permanently abroad.

We aim to hire a professor with significant accomplishments in interdisciplinary research in business administration and specific knowledge in accounting, accountability, public management and accounting history.

The candidate should have a strong publication record and the skills to collaborate with other colleagues and areas, as well as participate in international research projects. The candidate should have relevant teaching experience in both English and Italian, although Italian as a first language is not a requirement. Female candidates are particularly welcome.


The University of Trento is a top ranked University in Italy, and it is well positioned in international rankings. This result is due in particular to the University’s success in research, and to its international research networks and student exchange programmes.

In the QS World University Rankings 2020, the University of Trento is now 389th (441st in 2017) and of the best Italian universities included in the QS ranking, Trento is ninth.

The National Research Quality Assessment (VQR) conducted by Italian universities from 2011-2014 and published by ANVUR (Italian Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research) at the end of December 2016 confirmed the University of Trento in top position among public universities and sixth in the general ranking, which also included research institutes like Sant’Anna, Scuola Universitaria Superiore Pisa.

In the last national research assessment (VQR) the business administration area (economia aziendale) of the Department ranked in the top five at national level.

Additional information on the research activities in the Department can be found here.

Department Teaching

The Department offers 9 MA courses - 5 in English and 4 in Italian - and 3 Ph.D. courses in English designed for international students. The Department also offers 3 undergraduate courses, including a course in Economics and Management in English.

The successful applicant will teach in the Business Administration area (Economia Aziendale) at undergraduate, master and Ph.D. level.

Terms and Conditions

Candidates for the position of Associate Professor are required to have a similar permanent position abroad for at least three years.

The position of this call is under the SC 13/B1 ministerial higher education sector (Economia aziendale/ Business Administration) and SSD SECS-P/07 (Economia aziendale/ Business Administration).

The annual gross salary is € 52,047.58. In compliance with Italian law, the University of Trento will cover social security charges and health care. Researchers who have not been resident in Italy in the past two years may benefit from a special tax exemption.

The nominee will receive a maximum personal grant of €12,000 for research expenses.


Expressions of interest must be submitted in English at this page and should include:

  • a CV (including a list of publications),
  • a research statement,
  • a teaching statement,
  • the names and addresses of at least three professional referees (the professional referees must write a letter of recommendation on the candidate’s activity to placement.dem [at] within the deadline of the expression of interest).

Potential candidates will be invited for an interview and to give a presentation. Under Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, this colloquium will be hold online.

Further inquiries about the position should be addressed to placement.dem [at]

The deadline for the Expression of Interest is: January 11, 2021.

Additional Information

UNITN Web site / DEM Web site

Living costs in Trento