Full Professor Position in Corporate Finance

Company:University of Bologna

Location:Italy / Rimini

Discipline:Corporate Finance

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Call for Application – Full Professor position in Corporate Finance

Closing Date: 17th of June 2021 at 11.59 p.m.

Job Position: Full Time

Length: permanent position

Admission Requirements

For a detailed description of the admission requirements for this position, please read carefully the official call (article 2), available at this link (in English and in Italian):


Vacancy Type

University Professorship with tenure Full Professor category in accordance with art. 18, paragraph 1, Law240/2010.


Subject Group Code (SSD): SECS-P/09 - CORPORATE FINANCE

Place of employment: Rimini Campus


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 services' professionalization ensures reliable institutional support for the research team.

The position will be hosted by the Department of Management (DiSA) that coordinates several undergraduate Master's programs and participate in the activities of Bologna Business School, the business school of the University of Bologna, to which the candidate will be 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 in which 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 significant 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). It is composed of three branches in the towns of Bologna, Forlì, and Rimini.

The Corporate Finance Group at the Department investigates corporate investment and financing decisions, including corporate governance, corporate valuation, corporate risk management, and entrepreneurial finance.

Corporate governance.

The rules, practices, and processes by which a firm is managed and controlled involve balancing the interests of many actors (shareholders, management, customers, suppliers, financiers, government, and the local community).

Corporate valuation.

The value of a firm is a central topic in corporate finance. The focus is on how a firm’s value is affected by the corporate restructuring process, i.e., transactions that expand or reduce a firm’s operations or change its capital structure. These include M&A, leverage restructuring, divestitures, spin-offs, and reorganizations in general.

Corporate risk management.

As for value, risk is also at the heart of corporate finance and represents the other side of the “value” coin. The research is focused on how firms manage risks, and the consequences of risk and risk management on the firm’s stakeholders. Another key-point is on market risk, i.e., commodity (comprising equity) price risk, interest rate risk, and FX risk, and on credit risk. Study sources of risks originated by environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are also investigated.

Entrepreneurial finance.

The funding of seed and early-stage ventures is a specific research topic, as these businesses are yet unable to access capital markets or traditional funding sources. The focus is on “conventional” equity financing for such companies, i.e., business angels and venture capitalists, as well as more recent alternatives, such as equity crowdfunding and P2P lending.

Expected Activities

The successful candidate will perform teaching and research activities in the field of corporate finance. The successful candidate will be required to lecture for a total of 120 hours per year, sometimes in English and primarily in the above areas.

The selected candidate must participate actively and consistently in the international communities of his field of interest and the department activities and contribute significantly to their enhancement.

Further Information

Applicants who require further information about this position may contact:

Prof. Stefano Mengoli email stefano.mengoli@unibo.it

Call for application:

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


The submission of the application for participation in this selection must be presented exclusively via electronic procedure by accessing the dedicated IT application available at the following link: https://concorsi.unibo.it

The scientific publications that the candidates intend to submit for assessment, numbered in the order listed, must be submitted online using the dedicated IT application available at the following link: https://pica.cineca.it/unibo/dr654-29042021/

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