[visionlist] SISSA Spring faculty search

Alessandro Treves ale at sissa.it
Sun Mar 23 01:50:42 PDT 2008

The Cognitive Neuroscience Sector at SISSA seeks to recruit independent
group leaders.

The 3-year Plan approved by SISSA last Fall includes strengthening
cognitive neuroscience research and identifies as priorities:
- Behavioural Neuroscience, investigated through electrophysiology in
awake animals
- Cognitive Development and/or Learning
- Functional Imaging, in connection with the new fMRI-sharing agreement in
- Language and/or Higher Cognitive Function

The Sector aims to identify up to 3 suitable candidates already this
Spring, although the appointments and so the establishment of new research
groups may be scattered over the period 2008-10. The Sector is
particularly interested in reaching candidates with no previous history of
collaboration with SISSA. If selected, they will be offered positions at a
level commensurate with their qualifications, in the expectation that
within 5 years they will succeed in obtaining tenure as Associate or Full
Professors. Candidates with whose work SISSA is familiar may be offered ad
hoc arrangements if selected, but they will first be assessed together
with the others.

SISSA is one of the three purely postgraduate and postdoctoral
institutions within the Italian university system. It operates in English
and the Sector is keen to enhance its international character and its
intellectual diversity. The Sector currently has 23 PhD students supported
on SISSA fellowships, almost half of whom are not Italians. Postdocs,
however, are normally supported by individual research funding. Faculty
members are required to teach limited PhD mini-courses, and to
individually supervise the research of students in their groups. Current
faculty members are Mathew Diamond, Jacques Mehler, Raffaella Rumiati, Tim
Shallice and Alessandro Treves, with visiting professors Evan Balaban,
Luca Bonatti and Marina Nespor. Further information about the Sector can
be found on the webpage http://www.sissa.it/cns/

Those interested should write to Alessandro Treves,
alessandrotreves at gmail.com, before April 30th, 2008, attaching their
curriculum vitae. Receipt of CVs will be acknowledged weekly.

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