I have read that a prerequisite to apply for a RTDb (tenure-track assistant professor) position in Italy is to have held a 3-year RTDa position in an Italian university or an equivalent 3-year postdoc position in another country or to already have received a national associate professor habilitation. Is this information accurate? If yes,
- Must the three years have passed at the time of the application or at the time of the appointment to the position?
- Does the habilitation have any requirements about the years of postdoctoral experience?
Also, what are the characteristics of a RTDa position in Italy and how do they differ from a postdoctoral contract in other European countries?