[visionlist] LAST CHANCE TO APPLY - tenure-track Faculty positions *now open* in Cognitive Science/Neuroscience at the Faculty of Psychology – University of Coimbra, Portugal – co-funded by the ERA Chair project CogBooster led by Dr. Alfonso Caramazza

Jorge Almeida jorgecbalmeida at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 17:05:56 -04 2023

Apologies for cross-posting.

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences <https://www.uc.pt/fpce>
of the University of Coimbra <https://www.uc.pt/en> (FPCE-UC) Portugal
invites applications from rising and aspiring leaders in Cognitive Science
and Neuroscience for 2 tenure-track positions at the Assistant (1) and
Associate (1) Professor level. These positions are part of a transformative
ERA Chair grant CogBooster <https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101087584>
from the European Union to FPCE-UC led by Dr. Alfonso Caramazza
<https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hvvrK8cAAAAJ&hl=en>. The goal of
CogBooster is to implement a strong and international line of research in
Cognitive Science/Neuroscience, so as to contribute to the ongoing renewal
of the Psychological and Brain Sciences in Portugal over the next decade.

The official calls are will be open on August 16, 2023, and will close on
September 26, 2023 (no exceptions):

The call (and all the documentation that explains the procedure) for the
Assistant Professor position (process number IT136-23-12844) can be found
here <https://apply.uc.pt/IT136-23-12844>

The call (and all the documentation that explains the procedure) for the
Associate Professor position (process number IT136-23-12845) can be found
here <https://apply.uc.pt/IT136-23-12845>

*Equal Employment Opportunity statement:*
The University of Coimbra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and has a Gender Equality Plan in place. We are committed to
fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community at the
University. We particularly encourage applications from women, and from
other under-represented groups in the University of Coimbra’s workforce and
in the brain sciences.

We seek applicants with expertise in any area of Cognitive
Science/Neuroscience. The positions are tenure-track at the rank of
Assistant (1) and Associate (1) Professor. The start date should be around
November/December, 2023 (but potentially negotiable). Applicants for the
Associate Professor position should have completed their PhD before
September 2018.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to Cognitive
Science/Neuroscience, and/or have relevant work in the area. Successful
applicants should have an excellent record of research for their career
level. To contribute to the mission of CogBooster and to the research and
educational mission of FPCE-UC, they are expected to establish an active
research program, acquire external research funds, and contribute to
teaching and mentoring.
The applicant will actively engage in research, teaching, and supervision
in the field of the specific positions at FPCE-UC and its affiliated
research center. Applicants may use different technical and methodological
approaches to address their research questions, including, but not limited
to, cognitive neuropsychology and the study of brain lesions, human
neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, sEEG, etc), behavioral and cognitive
approaches, and computational cognitive neuroscience.

Positions are tenure-track with a permanent contract. All positions include
social security and national pension plans, medical insurance (if required
by the applicant), and all legally applicable benefits under Portuguese
law. Salary depends on the level of appointment.
In addition to the legally required employment conditions described above,
and has part of the ERA Chair initiative CogBooster, these positions come
with a start-up package. This includes (subject to final discussion between
the selected candidates and Dr. Alfonso Caramazza):

Funding for 1 Post-Doctoral fellow at the Portuguese pay grade for 36

Funding for 1 Research Assistant/Doctoral student at the Portuguese pay
grade for 48 Months;

Funding for 200 fMRI hours (or EEG hours, use of neurostimulation, etc.);

Funding for attending and presenting at national and international

Funding for open access publications;

Funding for Laboratory resources (e.g., Computers);

Laboratory space shared with other laboratories at FPCE-UC;

Institutional support for applying to major European and international
grants (grant reviewing by experts, interview preparation, etc).

*About Portugal, Coimbra, and FPCE-UC:*
Portugal’s warm and pleasant climate, rich history and culture, beautiful
landscapes and beaches, affordable cost of living, and quality but
affordable medical and educational systems, makes it one of the most
exciting countries to live in. Moreover, Portuguese culture is incredibly
family-friendly, welcoming to foreigners (English is widely spoken), and
the country is one of the five safest countries in the world. Finally, it
features an incredible and diverse cuisine, great wine, and a pace of life
commensurate with work-life balance.

The University of Coimbra is a 700-year-old University and is a UNESCO
world Heritage site. Coimbra is one of the liveliest university cities in
the world, and it is a beautiful city with easy access to the beach and
mountain. According to Numbeo-Cost of Living <http://www.numbeo.com/>, 2500
euro in Coimbra (the net value approximate monthly salary of an Associate
Professor) correspond to a local purchasing power of about 5000 euro in
Paris, 5300 pounds in London (UK), 4200 euro in Rome, 4900 euro in Munich,
40200 DKK in Copenhagen, 6900 USD in Los Angeles or Washington, 7400 CAD in
Toronto, 26k CNY in Beijing or Shanghai, and 8700 AUD euro in Sydney.

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences has been consistently
ranked as the, or one of the, best Psychology Departments in Portugal. In
the last decade it has become the leading department in Portugal on
Psychological research, holding, for instance, the only 2 ERC grants in
Psychology in Portugal. FPCE-UC has a laboratory for Cognitive Science and
Cognitive Neuroscience research – the Proaction Lab
<https://proactionlab.fpce.uc.pt/>. We have access to two 3T MRI scanners,
to tDCS and TMS with neuronavigation, to a 256 channel EEG, and to a fully
functional behavioral lab.

*Further information:*
The official calls are will be open on August 16, 2023, and will close on
September 26, 2023 (no exceptions):

The call for the Assistant Professor position (process number
IT136-23-12844) can be found here <https://apply.uc.pt/IT136-23-12844>

The call for the Associate Professor position (process number
IT136-23-12845) can be found here <https://apply.uc.pt/IT136-23-12845>

If you have any questions about the application please send an email to
Jorge Almeida (jorgecbalmeida at gmail.com). In the meanwhile, we strongly
encourage potential applicants to contact Drs. Alfonso Caramazza (
caram at wjh.harvard.edu) and Jorge Almeida (jorgecbalmeida at gmail.com). Please
send us your CV, and a short cover letter describing your interest in the
position (including the general field of research, the rank/s to which you
are applying).

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