Call for expressions of interest for a two-year research grant in Management

The Department of Economics and Management “M. Fanno” at the University of Padova invites expressions of interest for a two-year research grant in Management.

Our Department

The Department of Economics and Management (DEM) of the University of Padova is one of the leading research institutions in Italy for economics and management and has been recently included for the second time in a row in a shortlist of “Departments of Excellence” for research and development programmes quality. DEM offers an international Ph.D. programme with a long tradition of quality and success that complements the Department's offer of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The management research team of DEM has a record of publications in highly ranked scientific journals (i.e., Research Policy, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, among others) that range from innovation management to operational excellence and lean management, sustainable business models, and digital transformation.


Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Management. Candidates with a record of externally funded research (e.g., EU funding programmes) are strongly preferred. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work collaboratively with faculty members to enhance our research programs, especially in the areas of management sustainability, sustainable innovation, and sustainable business models.

Useful information

The yearly gross salary is 26.753,00 €. The candidate will receive an extra 4.000 € as research funds. The selected candidate is expected to start his/her activity in the first quarter of 2023.


The Department of Economics and Management is in the historical city of Padova, 30km west of Venice, within walking distance from the railway station and 1 hour away from the Venice Marco Polo airport, with direct flights to more than 50 countries.


For additional information or preliminary inquiries, contact

Interested candidates are invited to send an email to, with the subject “Call for interest DEM 2022”, including their Curriculum Vitae/Resume with contact information for three references, and a motivation letter describing their qualifications for the position. All submissions will be acknowledged.

Expressions of interest will be accepted until October 31, 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a seminar in Padova.

This notice is a non-binding call for expressions of interest, preliminary to any formal hiring procedure.