Tenure Track Position in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

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Deadline:  2018-06-30

Location:  Trieste, Italy

The Astrophysics and Cosmology Group at the “Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati” (SISSA) in Trieste (ITALY), invites expressions of interest for a Tenure Track position from outstanding candidates with a solid theoretical research record in the fields of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics. The position will be activated at the Assistant Professor level, to be confirmed as an Associate Professor (Permanent Faculty) within three years after the appointment according to performances.

The successful candidate will work as an independent principal investigator, promoting and leading research activities concerning the astrophysics messengers represented by electromagnetic and gravitational radiation, neutrinos, and cosmic rays. Connections with existing observational facilities for gravitational wave detection and multi-messenger follow-up of electromagnetic counterparts will be strongly appreciated. The position complements the current expertise of the SISSA group in High Energy and Plasma Astrophysics, Stellar Physics, Gravitational Wave Physics, Galaxy Formation and cosmology.

The successful candidate is expected to be capable of attracting external funds, must also take an active part in the SISSA PhD teaching program and supervise graduate students. Expressions of interests submitted by June 30, 2018 will receive full consideration; submissions after this date are still welcome until the position is filled. The expression of interest, written in English and submitted exclusively via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11182/), should include:

Cover letter.
Curriculum Vitae with a complete publication list.
Description of current research interests.
List of 10 publications of greatest interest for the selection.

The candidate should also arrange for reference letters from at least 3 referees (to be uploaded on https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11182/).

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) is a leading research and training institution (PhD School) located in the Italian coast nearby the Adriatic sea, in the city of Trieste. It promotes inter-disciplinarity, diversity of expertise, gender balance in research and administrative groups, and inclusion of minorities and people with disabilities. It offers top facilities for research, such as High Performance Computing including hardware and Master Course. PhD students and Post-Doc are regularly supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. SISSA has leading roles in large international collaborations, and constitutes a research network with the other scientific institutions in the area, including the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), and the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste (INAF-OATs). All of its activities are held in English. More information about the school and the groups can be found at http://www.sissa.it/, and http://www.sissa.it/ap/.

Upon receipt and evaluation of the expressions of interest, the SISSA governing bodies will deliberate on the opening of the position according to the provisions of the Italian law.