Permanent employment contracts

To become a permanent member of the University's technical and administrative staff, you have to take part in a public competition or be registered with the employment lists of the Provincial Employment Centres.


Employment via the employment list

For category B, for professional posts requiring only a high school leaving certificate, the University employs staff through selection procedures based on those registered in the lists drafted pursuant to Article 16 of Italian law no. 56 of 28.02.87, from the Provincial Employment Centres (CIP): the workers are included in the selection procedure according to their ranking in the competent Employment Centre lists.

The Administration sends a selection request directly to the Employment Centre, for a selection of three times as many workers as there are posts available, indicating the qualifications required, the job title and the relative salary level.

The Employment Centre proceeds with the staff recruitment procedure, held according to an annually defined calendar at their offices, selecting the requested number of workers in possession of the relative requirements in their order of ranking. For more detailed information, refer to the relative Employment Centres, or consult the website (see box to the side).

Within 10 days of receipt of the candidate list, the University calls the candidates for selection, indicating the date and place of the suitability, practical and aptitude tests used in the selection process: the contents of such tests depend on the vacant post. The selection procedure assesses only the candidate's suitability to perform the required tasks, and implies no comparative analysis.
In the event of absences or the unsuitability of any candidates, the selection procedure also considers any reserve lists of candidates in order to fill all the places, requesting further selection procedures if required.

Employment of protected categories

This University implements the requirements of Italian Law no. 68 of 12.03.1999 (Regulations on the right to work for the disabled) through a programme included in a specific agreement for the employment of disabled persons signed with the Province of Bologna, pursuant to Article 11 of the abovementioned regulation.

The Agreement is periodically updated to adapt it to the University staffing situation, in line with the statutory requirements on the percentage of disabled workers (7% for the disabled, 1% orphans, widows, etc.).

Disabled staff are recruited through a selection interview for access to Category B posts and through reserved competitions for access to higher categories.
In special cases, the Administration runs specific Employment Integration programmes to handle cases of particular hardship, in compliance with the values expressed in Italian law no. 68/99 and the principle of targeted recruitment.

Employment via public competition

For Categories C, D and EP, the University employs staff exclusively through public competition: the competitions launched by the University are published in the Official Journal of the Italian Republic - IV special series "Competitions and Exams", as well as on the University website address.
This form of recruitment is also used when additional requirements apply to category B3 for specific professions, in addition to the high school leaving certificate.

The calls for application indicate:

  • the number of places for which the competition is held and the type of procedure adopted (exams only, qualifications only, qualifications and exams);
  • the terms and methods for the submission of applications;
    all requirements for admission to the post;
  • the number of posts reserved for sector employees or other categories laid down by the legislation in force (invalids, military personnel, the long-term unemployed, etc.);
  • the criteria applicable to the appointment of the examination board;
  • indication of the subjects covered in the exam, and the relative terms and methods;
  • indication of the methods for notifying the dates and place of the exams (registered letter with advice of receipt or publication in the Official Journal or publication on the University website);
  • minimum score required to pass the exam;
  • qualifications holding preference in the event of equal scoring, as well as the terms and methods for the presentation of qualifications;
  • the criteria used to draft the ranking lists and the relative methods of approval;
  • methods of employment and the presentation of documents required to establish the employment relationship;
  • in competitions based solely on qualifications, or on qualifications and exams, the call shall also indicate which qualifications shall be assessed and the maximum score given to them, as well as the relative methods of presentation;
  • any charges required to cover postal costs.

The Examination Boards comprise between three and five members, and include a Chairman and at least two members who are experts in the area under examination as well as a secretary who minutes the proceedings in order to ensure correctness and transparency.

The exams may be theoretical, theoretical and practical and/or aptitude tests, possibly also using computerised systems.

At the end of the exams, the Board drafts a ranking list of candidates in decreasing order of the total score: the ranking list is approved by order of the Head of Personnel and Organisation and is valid for a period of three years from the date of approval. The order is published in the Official Bulletin of the University and notice of its publication is also given in the Official Journal.

The University reserves the right to use to ranking lists to full any further vacant permanent positions, and to use the lists to fill any vacant positions for part-time or fixed-term appointments, without affecting the candidates' position in the list for the purposes of permanent employment.