[visionlist] Two PI positions in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Trento, Italy
moritz.f.wurm at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 07:04:11 -05 2017
Call for Expression of Interest for two Assistant Professor positions.
More senior candidates will also be considered.
*Cognitive Neuroimaging Principal Investigator, University of Trento,
Neuroimaging Labs (LNiF), Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC),
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 two principal investigator positions at the level
of assistant professor (3 years + potential 2 year extension).
Candidates who have already a tenured position elsewhere would be
considered directly for a tenure-track assistant professor/tenured
The ideal candidate should have an established track record of research
in any area of cognitive neuroimaging studies, preferably fMRI. The
successful candidates will work in the Neuroimaging Labs (LNiF:
http://www.cimec.unitn.it/en/69/neuroimaging-labs-lnif) at the Center
for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC: http://web.unitn.it/en/cimec). They are
expected to develop their own research program but also to interact
actively with other CIMeC faculty using different methodologies to
address various aspects of cognitive functioning. Knowledge of Italian
is appreciated but not required.
The successful candidates are expected to contribute to the Center’s
teaching mission at the PhD and MSc level. Instruction is in English.
Successful candidates will negotiate the possibility of supervising PhD
students who are fully funded by the University. The teaching duties at
the MSc level vary depending on academic rank. Assistant professors are
expected to teach 60 hrs/year, tenure-track assistant professors 90
hrs/year, tenured associate professors 120 hrs/year.
UniTN and CIMeC
The University of Trento consistently ranks as a top Italian university
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-sized universities.
The CIMeC's goal is to foster cutting-edge research on cognition and its
neural basis, 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, Linguistics and
Philosophy, Physics, Mathematics, and Information Engineering and
Computer Science. Current faculty members come from Italy, Germany, The
Netherlands, Belgium, USA, Canada, Argentina, Israel, and the United
Although a relatively small group, 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 government. The Center has consistently been
ranked the leading cognitive neuroscience research unit in Italy. It is
part of the Erasmus Mundus European Master Program in Language and
Expressions of interest in English should include a brief motivation
letter and a Curriculum Vitae and should be addressed to Dr. Alfonso
Caramazza (alfonso.caramazza at unitn.it)
<mailto:alfonso.caramazza at unitn.it%29>, who chairs a committee that
includes Drs. Mel Goodale and Alex Martin.
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