Job Opening: Full Professor in Applied Economics (Politica Economica -SECS P/02)

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova invites applications to fill the position of Full Professor in Applied Economics (Politica Economica -SECS P/02) starting in January 2022 or earlier.

Candidates with a record of excellent and internationally visible research in all areas of Applied Economics are encouraged to apply.

Teaching involves courses in the department’s B.Sc. and M.Sc. programmes (the latter are taught in English). The teaching load follows the regulation on teaching responsibilities. 

Prerequisites for application are a university degree, an excellent PhD and successful teaching experience. A habilitation or equivalent qualification (comparable to tenure requirements at international research universities) is an additional requirement.

This position is particularly attractive for candidates who have a position abroad since the current Italian tax law grants a special fiscal treatment for a long period of time to whom Italian tax laws grant a near-total exemption from personal income tax for a long period after they move to Italy (between 7 and 13 years, depending on personal circumstances).


Our Department is one of the leading research institutions in Italy in the fields of Economics and Business and offers a strong research environment.

The Italian Ministry of Universities and Research has recently recognized us among the “Departments of Excellence 2018-2022”. Nationally, the latest research assessment exercise ranks us first in the scientific areas of economics, business and statistics among medium size universities. Internationally, the QS World University Rankings ranks us among the top 101-150 departments and the Times Higher Education ranks us top 201-250.

Our Department has been following a consistent upward trajectory in the last years that we aim to consolidate by hiring the best talent in the job market. 

To learn more about our department click here.


Selection Process

The application deadline is April 22, 2021.

Interested candidates must apply to the official call for applications here (note: the official call is only in Italian).

For informal inquiries on this position, or for support regarding the application process to international candidates please contact Prof. Antonio Nicolò,

The University of Padova stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply.