deadline: 30th of November, 2020
The Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento, Italy, invites expressions of interest from highly motivated scholars with the view to open a principal investigator position at the level of Full Professor, Associate Professor or Tenure Track Assistant Professor (if after 3 years the tenure track AP has obtained the Italian Scientific Habilitation for Associate Professor, she/he will be evaluated to obtain the Associate Professor Position at CIMeC).
The ideal candidate for the assistant professor position would have an excellent research record in computational linguistics. A good knowledge of theoretical linguistics and/or the ability to carry out experimental work involving human subjects will be preferred. In addition, candidates to the associate and full professor positions should demonstrate ability in attracting external funding and leading a research team, as well as good connections to the international community. All candidates, regardless of level of seniority, will be expected to participate in the administrative life of CIMeC and should show willingness to work in a team. All should also demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and supporting students throughout their academic training.
The successful candidate will work in the CIMeC Language, Interaction and Computation Lab CLIC at the CIMeC Center for Mind-Brain Sciences. He/she is expected to be interested in interacting with the rest of CIMeC faculty on general cognitive neurosciences issues, and help develop cutting-edge research at the intersection between computational linguistics, theoretical linguistics and general cognition and neuroscience. Knowledge of Italian is appreciated but not required.
The University of Trento particularly welcomes EoI from women candidates.
Terms and Conditions
The candidate is also expected to contribute to the Center’s overall goal of delivering high-quality teaching in English at BSc, MSc and PhD level.Tenure Track Assistant Professors are expected to teach 90 hrs/year, while duties for Associate and Full professors are 120 hrs/year. The position holder will have a personal grant for research/travel expenses. The research group will negotiate the possibility of supervising PhD students fully funded by the University.
UniTN and CIMeC
The University of Trento has systematically ranked in the top tier positions in Italy in the past 10 years in both national Research Assessment Evaluations (RAE) and University Surveys. In the latest RAE the University of Trento as a whole ranks 1st among medium universities. The CIMeC's goal is to foster cutting-edge research on cognition and its neural underpinnings and to support the dissemination of these findings internationally and within the local community. As an interdisciplinary research and teaching center, it draws on faculty from several departments, including Psychology and Cognitive Science, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and Information Engineering and Computer Science. Its faculty originates from Italy, Germany, The Netherlands New Zealand, Belgium, USA, UK, Argentina, Israel and beyond.
In the last 5 years CIMeC PIs have won many competitive national and international grants, including several European Research Council (ERC) grants, other European Framework grants and highly competitive grants awarded by the local province. The center has recently been recognized as the leading cognitive neuroscience research department in Italy. It is part of the Erasmus Mundus European Master Program in Language and Communication Technologies.
Expressions of interest in English should include a brief motivation letter and should be addressed to:
Prof. Carlo Miniussi
Director of the Center for Mind-Brain Sciences
Corso Bettini 31, 38068 Rovereto Italy
Expression of interest sent by email are welcomed and should be sent to cimec.clic-lab [at] unitn.it