[visionlist] Two PI positions in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Trento, Italy

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), 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 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 associate professor.

Research Profile

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://ift.tt/2sYaZNF) at the
Center for
Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC: http://ift.tt/1yKiFU0).
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.

Teaching

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 Kingdom.

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 Communication
Technologies.

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@unitn.it),
who chairs a
committee that includes Drs. Mel Goodale and Alex Martin.

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