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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. Profile 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 (http://clic.cimec.unitn.it/) at the Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (http://www.cimec.unitn.it/en). 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 candidates. Teaching The candidate is also expected to contribute to the Center?s overall goal of delivering high-quality teaching in English at PhD and MSc level. 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. Application: 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 email@example.com. Alternatively, you could contact Raffaella Bernardi (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.com before the 30th of March, 2017.