Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Organization and Human Resources Management

Company:University of Bologna

Location:Italy / Bologna

Discipline:Organization and Human Resources Management

Employment Type:36 months


Call for Application - Assistant professor (tenure track) in Organization and human resources management.

Closing Date: Friday 28th August 2020 at 12:00 (noon) (Central European Time CET)

Job Position: Full Time

Length: 36 months

Required Level of Education

Ph.D. or equivalent qualification obtained in Italy or abroad.
Candidates must possess the admission requirements on the deadline for submission of applications laid down in this call. Candidates who do not possess the admission requirements will not be considered.

Vacancy Type

1 Assistant professor (tenure track) with a fixed-term employment contract full-time for the threeyear – according to art. 24 paragraph 3 letter a) (junior) of Law no. 240/2010.
Sector competition reference 13/B3 – Organization and Human Resource Management sector SECSP/ 10 – Organization and Human Resource Management.
An annual gross total amount equal to € 35.733,00.


The Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna was founded in 1088, and it is considered the oldest university in the Western World. The University of Bologna boasts over 87000 students enrolled, 32 Departments, 5 Schools, 5 Campuses, and nearly 6000 employed as instructors or support staff.
UNIBO offers 78 international degree programs, 62 of which are delivered in English, 47 Ph.D. programs, 53 specialization schools, and 80 Master's programs. This heterogeneous nature, diversified structure, and investment in the professionalization of support services ensure reliable institutional support for the research teams.
The researcher position will be hosted by the Department of Management (DiSA) that coordinates several undergraduates, Master's programs, and oversees the activities of Bologna Business School, the business school of the University of Bologna, to which the candidate is invited to contribute.
Additionally, since 1992, DiSA offers a Ph.D. program in Management.
The Department of Management at the University of Bologna provides a dynamic research environment where faculty members and distinguished visitors conduct both applied and theoretical research in all areas. A unique insight into the entrepreneurial and innovation processes, which involve the major societal changes. The Department of Management ranks first among the Italian Departments in the area of Economics, Management, and Statistics (according to the 2018 "Dipartimenti di Eccellenza” project).
The Organization and Human Resource Management research group covers a broad range of topics, including organizational behavior and human resource management, to generate insights to contribute to the advancement of the theory and to provide actionable managerial tools. The main research areas refer to:

  • Organizational identity and identification
  • Work-life balance
  • Onboarding newcomers and socialization
  • Decision making
  • Organizational change
  • Digitalization and smart working

Activities to be performed

The contract includes 350 hours of supplementary teaching and assistance to students for each academic year covered by the contract. The contract shall schedule 60 hours of teaching on an annual basis at the Bologna Business School. The researcher should be able to speak both English and Italian.
The researcher’s activities must be linked to the development of the project entitled: “Assistant professor (tenure track) in Organization and human resources management." Furthermore, both didactic and research activities will be preferably focused on the project "Working sustainability within post-Covid organizations and society". The researcher’s activities must be linked to the fields included in the scientific area 13/B3. The research activity must aim at the attainment of a top-notch academic profile, including the publication of papers in first-rate international journals.
The target to be reached at the end of the three years consists either in at least 1 article ranked in classes 3, 4 or 4* according to the classification of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) Journal Quality Guide, or in a cumulated SJR (SCIMAGO Journal Rank) index greater or equal to 3,3, or a number of 14 Scopus citations in the last five years. It is also expected that research results be presented internationally. The researcher must participate actively and consistently to the department activities and contribute significantly to their enhancement.

Further Information

Applicants who require further information about this position may contact: Prof. Marcello Russo ( and Prof. Gabriele Morandin (

Official call for application:

The official call is available both in Italian and English at the following link:

Ranking List and recruitment

After the exams, the Board shall prepare the final general list based on the merits.
The list based on merits is approved pursuant to the administration resolution and will be published in Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna Official Bulletin.
The use of the final candidate list is strictly bound to study and research related to the scientific sector SSD SECS-P/10 – Organization and Human Resource Management.
The Department of Management will propose recruitment by a majority vote of the professors and associate professors of the Department and approved by the Board of Governors.

The Department will also propose the date of commencement of the employment contract.

Job Application

This is a public call from a public University.
The submission of the application for participation in the selection must be made exclusively via electronic procedure by accessing the following link:

Administration - DiSA Bologna
VIA CAPO DI LUCCA 34 - 40126 BOLOGNA - ITALIA - TEL. +39 051 2098085

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