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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Assistant/Associate Professorship (tenure track) in computational linguistics, Trento, ITALY

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 (  at
the Center for Mind-Brain Sciences ( 
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 Alternatively, you could contact
Raffaella Bernardi (

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 before the 30th of March, 2017.