Assistant Professor (3 years)

School of Management, Politecnico di Milano

The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano is looking for one Assistant Professorto work in the area of Economics of Science and Innovation. Politecnico di Milano, with over 45,000 students, is the most outstanding technical university of Italy and among the best technical universities in Europe and in the world. The School of Management (SoM) comprises the Graduate School of Business and the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering and includes about 200 among faculty members, postdocs and PhD students.

The Assistant Professor will work on the project “Improving Grant Peer Review within a Science of Science Funding”, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in close collaboration with the Principle Investigators Chiara Franzoni and Paula Stephan. The Assistant Professor will join the School of Management as part of the Entrepreneurship Finance and Innovation (EFI) group. The group is composed of more than 15 scholars who conduct research in several areas of innovation, finance and entrepreneurship with a variety of approaches and a strong background in quantitative methods. The group provides a friendly, stimulating environment that encourages personal and professional development and is especially supportive of young scholars.

The position is for one Assistant Professor full-time, beginning tentatively in the Fall of 2021 and lasting 3-years. Tenure track opportunities are possible afterwards.

The ideal candidate holds a PhD in Economics or related subjects and has an interest in Economics of Science and/or Innovation, with a focus on quantitative methods. She/he should have a strong research background and a pipeline of working papers in related subjects.

The selection is envisaged to take place in the late summer/early fall of 2021 (interviews will be held on line) and the position will begin around December/January 2022.

For further information consult the web ( or email Prof. Chiara Franzoni (, contact person for this opening.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should send an email to by August 27th, 2021. The email should include: 1) a cover letter motivating their interest and why they are the ideal candidates for this position, 2) a CV (2-pages maximum), 3) a description of their prior research (1-page maximum)  All correspondence and expressions of interest will be kept strictly confidential. The School is committed to favor ethnic and gender diversity and guarantees equal opportunities in recruitment and career.

The subject line of the email should read: “Expression of interest: DIG–ImPROGRESS”. The file attached should be named using this format: lastname_Nr (1, 2, etc).pdf (e.g. Smith_1.pdf – where the numbers refer to the documents required).

Disclaimer: this is not yet a job vacancy advertisement. Based on the expressions of interest for this position, the Politecnico School of Management will determine whether or not to open public competitions (pursuant art. 18 of the Italian Law 240/2010).