IMT Institute for Advanced Study in Lucca, Italy, Seeking Professor of Cultural Heritage
Friday, September 20, 2013
Lucca, Italy—IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
Lucca (www.imtlucca.it) is currently accepting expressions of interest
for tenured faculty positions. The Institute is actively seeking
candidates with one of the following backgrounds: (i) classics and
archaeology, with particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary approach
to visual phenomena in the ancient world, on the interactions between
the social, cultural and religious contexts and the visual phenomena,
and on the history of classical tradition in the western culture; (ii)
art history and related fields, with particular emphasis on the history
of the reception of images, the interdisciplinary approach to the visual
phenomena, history of art criticism and aesthetics, cultural heritage
protection and organization seen from a historical perspective, history
of collecting, contemporary debates about the protection, management and
valorization of cultural heritage, current practices in museology;
(iii) law, with particular emphasis on the juridical status of cultural
heritage in a comparative perspective.
of interest from exceptional candidates of all ranks in areas beyond
those listed above, yet still aligned with the mission of IMT, are also
must have an excellent record of high-impact international
publications, a remarkable ability in leading research groups, and
demonstrated experience in conducting/coordinating research projects.
While the ability to teach PhD courses in English is mandatory,
knowledge of Italian is not required.
Interested candidates must apply by filling in the online application form at http://www.imtlucca.it/faculty/positions/professors_positions/2013/application.php.
The deadline for expressions of interest is October 14th 2013.
Lucca is a research university within the Italian public higher
education system. IMT strives to establish itself as a research center
that promotes cutting-edge research in key areas, structuring its PhD
Program in close connection with research, to attract top students,
researchers and scholars through competitive international selections,
and to contribute to technological innovation, economic growth and
social development. IMT provides an interdisciplinary research
environment, blending scientific competences of economics and management
science, engineering, computer science, physics, political sciences,
and management of cultural heritage, striving to reach the fusion of
theoretical comprehension and practical relevance in concrete