Assistant professorship of Big/Smart Data Analysis.

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Luiss Guido Carli

Roma, Italy

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The Department of Economics and Finance of Luiss University invites outstanding scholars to express their interest for one full-time Assistant professorship of Big/Smart Data Analysis.


We seek candidates with a strong commitment to research and teaching and the aspiration to contribute to Luiss University’s international expansion and visibility.

Candidates must hold or be close to completing a PhD from a leading university and show a strong research potential.

Ideal candidates will show the ability to produce top quality research in Statistics and Data Science, with a special focus on Statistical Learning, Analysis of Complex and Big Data, Interaction between Optimization and Statistics, Computationally Efficient Algorithms for the Statistical Analysis of Big Data. Although research in any area of modern Statistics will be considered, special attention will be given to the following fields

  • Semiparametric and Nonparametric Statistical Modelling
  • Statistical Analysis of Topological and Functional Data
  • High Dimensional Statistics
  • Network Analysis
  • Online Statistical Methods.

Candidates will be able to teach and publish in English. International experience in a leading research institution is particularly advantageous.

Role and Responsibilities

The Assistant Professor is expected to undertake rigorous and innovative research in their field(s) of interest, publish in high quality international journals, and provide academic assistance or leadership in research activities. They are also expected to contribute to the collegial and intellectual life of the University and of the Luiss community at large.

The position of Assistant Professor is for a three-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal upon positive evaluation from the Department. Teaching load is 60 or 120 hours per year, depending on the condition of engagement, either in undergraduate or graduate programs. Teaching assistantships are available.

The position holder will also supervise master’s dissertations and bachelor’s papers and is expected to contribute to our ambitious doctoral program. Appointments are full-time and the salary is competitive.

About the Department of Economics and Finance

The Department of Economics and Finance offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Faculty develops and shapes research agendas in the global academic arena with the aim of developing new paradigms to understand and address societal phenomena. Beyond conducting research in the main areas of economics and finance, faculty research interests include non-parametric statistics, stochastic games, network analysis and dynamic optimization.

Conditions of Employment

Luiss invests in inclusion and mobility, collective leadership, and responsibility with the aim of overcoming conventions, roles and purposes to transform borders into horizons. Luiss is committed to the promotion of diversity in its academic and student bodies. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and excellence are unwavering. These values are central to our Luiss’ mission as a leader in research and teaching and societal impact. We know that having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve the complex problems of a changing—and increasingly diverse—world.

Luiss is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a zero-discrimination tolerance policy. To further promote our faculty diversity, women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. All expressions of interest will receive consideration without discrimination on any ground.

Caretaking responsibilities and other significant life events may also be considered in the definition of career advancement conditions. Luiss offers competitive family allowance packages, as well as dedicated assistance for welcoming new international faculty. Additionally, fiscal incentives are offered by the Italian law to individuals relocating from abroad (i.e., a fiscal break is offered upon the transfer of fiscal residence in Italy: up to 90% discount on annual taxation for the first 6 years).

Expression of Interest

To express your interest for this position please upload the following documents no later than February 15, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Central European Time (CET), UTC +1:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae with up to three references that may be contacted.
  • Research Statement (please indicate teaching interests and goals)
  • Statement on diversity, inclusion, and belonging (please include past and current contributions as well as vision and plans in these areas)
  • Copy of (maximum three) publications or working papers (please upload all publications/working papers in a single file)

Although applications will continue to be accepted through February 15, 2022, the screening process will be conducted on a rolling basis already in early January 2022. Therefore, interested candidates are encouraged to submit their expression of interest by December 31, 2021.

The documents can be uploaded on the online Luiss platform available at the following link:

For further information, you can contact

Expressions of interest submitted via email will not be accepted.

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