In 1880 he. obtained a University Chair of Mathematics at Palermo, and in the following year was translated to the University of Bologna, where the rest of his long life was spent.
Pincherle's name is associated chiefly with the theory of Functional Operations. The treatise which he wrote in conjunction with Dr Ugo Amaldi in 1901, Le Operazioni Distributive e le loro Applicazioni all, Analisi, and the lengthy contribution to the Encyklopädie d. math. Wiss. in 1906 on "Funktionaloperationen und Gleichungen," are to a great extent connected accounts of his own discoveries, which had been published originally in the Mem. R. Accad. Bologna, the R.C. Ist. Lombardo, R. C. Accad. Lincei, R. C. Circ. Mat. Palermo, Ann. Mat. pura appl., Acta math. Stockh., Math. Ann., and other journals.
He was elected to the Accademia dei Lincei in 1901, and to Honorary Fellowship of our Society in 1921. He died July i i y 1936.