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IMT Institute for Advanced Study in Lucca, Italy, Seeking Professor of Cultural Heritage

Friday, September 20, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Lucca, Italy—IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca ( 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.

Expressions of interest from exceptional candidates of all ranks in areas beyond those listed above, yet still aligned with the mission of IMT, are also welcome.

Candidates 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

The deadline for expressions of interest is October 14th 2013.

IMT 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 applications.

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