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Direct Call of Associate and Full Professor
Scholars permanently engaged abroad for at least three years

Direct call of Associate and Full Professors from abroad

In compliance with budget constraints, the University of Tuscia (UNITUS) might also proceed to fill positions through the Direct Call of scientists who have been permanently engaged abroad in research or teaching activities (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 in a university or a research institution abroad. 


To this end, the University submits specific proposals to the Ministry of University and Research, which may grant or reject the appointment, having received the opinion of the Committee appointed to conduct the procedures for national scientific qualification, as per art. 16, c. 3, letter (f) DM no. 2010/240 and amendments thereafter, for the scientific sector for which the Direct Call is proposed, to be expressed within 30 days from the issue of the request for opinion.


The Rector confirms the appointment by Decree and sets the relative salary class based on seniority of service and merit (Art. 1, c. 9, DM n. 230/2005).


UNITUS invites ‘Expression of Interest - EOI’ for a position from any field of research to be filled through a Direct Call (Chiamata Diretta) procedure. The call is available here.



UNITUS offers the possibility of claiming a position for professor to outstanding scholars permanently engaged abroad in research or teaching activities at university level for at least three years, holding an equivalent academic position in a university or a research institution abroad, according to the correspondences established (between Italian and foreign academic positions referred to in article 18, paragraph 1, letter b), of Law 30 December 2010, no. 240) by the D.M. no. 662/2016.


The academic position period abroad must be at least three years, held in one or possibly more countries, current at the time of the proposal submission.


The Direct Call requires the consultation of the National Scientific Qualification Commissions (ASN).



National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale - ASN). From 2012 onwards, academics, scientists, and scholars can have a new position or be promoted to Associate Professor or Full Professor through a specific procedure: the National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale - ASN). ASN implies a nationwide selection to obtain an official qualification called “abilitazione”, without which it is not possible to access to the highest academic positions. Yearly official calls ("concorsi nazionali") are issued by the Ministry of University and Research for various academic recruitment fields (“raggruppamenti concorsuali”), and are open for 4 months. Applications are examined by committees composed by experienced Full Professors. The Qualification is valid for 9 years.



The application is open to all scholars from all over the world, except Italy.


Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of the Italian language, although considered a practical advantage, is by no means a requirement.


We are looking forward to diverse applications and invite high profile researchers to apply regardless of gender, religion, color, national origin or social status.


The call is available here.


The personal information collected is only used for the purposes defined at the time of the collection or a use that complies with these purposes. We do not share your information with any third parties. 


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