01 September 2021
Call for expressions of interest in a position of Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science


Deadline: October 20th, 2021

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Cagliari invites expressions of interest for positions at the Researcher and Associate Professor level from any field of Mathematics and Computer Science to be filled through a direct call procedure. The Department is seeking established scientists with an outstanding record of high impact research and academic leadership; the successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the department’s academic program, its strategy and governance, as well as providing scientific leadership and participating in large-scale grant applications.

The Direct Calls program of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) provides opportunities to fund academic positions for scientists and scholars who have been working abroad on an equivalent position for at least three years, or for recipients of European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Sklodowska Curie grants. More details about the Direct Calls program and eligibility criteria can be found below.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is committed to improving the gender balance of its faculty and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women.


Potential candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and give other accademic informations included in the application form. In case the candidate is shortlisted, will be contacted by the committee.

Any further enquiries can be addressed to the Head of the Department  by email: montaldo@unica.it

The submission web portal can be found at: https://forms.gle/voZDsgisZbNiEnNF6.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 20th, 2021.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed by a cross-disciplinary selection committee. For the selected candidates, an official Direct Call recruitment process will be initiated. This consists of several approval steps and requires a formal endorsement from the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research, after which the Rector confirms the appointment and sets the salary class of the position depending on merit and length of service (art. 1, c. 9, L. n. 230/2005). The procedure is therefore expected to be completed and the position to be filled within fall 2022.

Eligibility Criteria and additional information

The Direct Calls program of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) provides opportunities to cover academic positions through direct calls to Italian and foreign scholars meeting one of the following necessary requirements:

  • scholars who have been working abroad on an academic or research position at a foreign university or research institution (art. 1 c.9, L. n. 230/2005) for at least THREE years. The position they are expected to fill through the Direct Call procedure should be equivalent to the one held for the last three years;
  • scholars who have already worked in teaching or research capacities at Italian universities for at least THREE years on a direct call basis authorized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (art. 1 c.9, L. 230/2005);
  • recipients, as P.I., of an ERC grant of a duration of at least three years, which has not been completed more than three years ago (art. 29 c. 7 L. n. 240/2010; Art. 7 c. 2, D. M. n. 635/2016);
  • recipients of “Individual Global Fellowships” of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions program of a duration of at least three years (art. 4 c. 2, DM n. 963/2015).

For successful candidates having held academic positions abroad, there are substantial tax benefits. For detailed information see the two following links (in Italian):

Testo coordinato del Decreto Legge 30 Aprile 2019, n. 34

Decreto-legge del 30/04/2019 n. 34 – Misure urgenti di crescita economica e per la risoluzione di specifiche situazioni di crisi. – Art. 5

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