[DL] Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, University of Trento (Italy)

Raffaella Bernardi raffaella.bernardi at unitn.it
Fri Feb 24 10:55:34 CET 2017

Call for Expression of Interest for Tenure Track Assistant Professor
or Associate Professor

Computational Linguistics Principal Investigator,
University of Trento, Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC), CIMeC Language,
Interaction and Computation (CLIC) lab, Trento, Italy

The Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of
Trento, Italy, invites expressions of interest from highly motivated
scholars in view of the opening of a principal investigator position
at the level of Tenure Track Assistant Professor (if after 3 years the
tenure track AP will have obtained the Italian Scientific Habilitation
for Associate Professor, she/he will be evaluated to obtain the
Associate Professor Position at CIMeC). Candidates who have already a
tenured position elsewhere or holders of prestigious fellowships with
duration of at least three years (e.g. ERC Grants) may be considered
directly for a Tenured Associate Professor position.


The ideal candidate would have a good research record in computational
linguistics, plus possibly a good knowledge of theoretical linguistics
and, ideally, the ability to carry out experimental work on human
subjects. The successful candidate will work in the CIMeC Language,
Interaction and Computation Lab (CLIC: http://clic.cimec.unitn.it/)  at
the Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC:
http://web.unitn.it/en/cimec). He/she is expected to be interested in
interacting with the rest of CIMeC faculty on general cognitive and
neurocognitive issues, and help developing cutting-edge research at
the intersection between computational linguistics, theoretical
linguistics and general cognition. Knowledge of Italian is appreciated
but not required.

The University of Trento particularly welcomes applications from women


The candidate is also expected to contribute to the Center’s overall
goal of delivering high-quality teaching in English at PhD and MSc

The research group will negotiate the possibility of supervising PhD
students who are fully funded by the University.  The position holder
will have a personal grant for research/travel expenses.

The teaching duties at MSc level vary depending on the position.  Assistant
professors are expected to teach 90 hrs/year. Associate professors are
expected to teach 120 hrs/year;

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, Humanities and Philosophy, Physics, Mathematics,
and Information Engineering and Computer Science. Its faculty
originates from Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, USA, Canada,
Argentina, Israel and beyond.

In the last 5 years CIMeC faculty have won many
competitive national and international grants, including 1 European
Research Council (ERC) advanced grant, 1 ERC consolidator grant, 6 ERC
starting grants, other European Framework grants and highly
competitive grants awarded by the local province. The center has
recently been ranked the leading cognitive neuroscience research unit
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 CV (including a list of publications and brief description
highlighting the three most significant publications), a research
statement and a teaching statement (up to two pages each).

Informal inquiries for further information regarding the position can
be addressed to clic.eoi17 at gmail.com. Alternatively, you could contact
Raffaella Bernardi (raffaella.bernardi at unitn.it).

Expressions of interest should be addressed to:

Prof. Carlo Miniussi
Director of the Center for Mind-Brain Sciences
Corso Bettini 31, 38068 Rovereto Italy

Email applications are welcomed and should be sent to
clic.eoi17 at gmail.com before the 30th of March, 2017.

University of Trento

Postal Address:
Corso Bettini, 31, 
38068 Rovereto (TN)
Tel. +39 0461 28 3969 (DISI)
Tel. +39 0461 28 8704 (CIMeC)
Fax. +39 0461 28  2093

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