Call for Expression of Interest for Assistant Professor Positions in the area of embedded electronic systems - University of Trento, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) at the University of Trento invites expressions of interest in view of the opening of a new position for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in the area of embedded and electronic systems.
The Department is seeking in particular candidates in the area of embedded electronic systems, including but not limited to novel component and sensor development, analog and digital signal conditioning and processing, architecture design and implementation, high performance computing platforms and systems, targeting diverse applications from low-power autonomous systems, robotics, highly interconnected distributed computation, to artificial intelligence and new generation networks.
Successful candidates for the positions will be expected to have a strong publication record and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. The candidates should have a proven record of participation and possibly leadership in research projects and experience in teaching in English in graduate institutions.
Knowledge of Italian is appreciated but not required.
The University of Trento particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.
The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Trento has systematically ranked in the top tier positions in Italy in the past 10 years. In the latest national Research Assessment Evaluations, the University of Trento as a whole ranks 1st among medium universities (https://www.censis.it/formazione/la-classifica-censis-delle-universit%C3%A0-italiane-edizione-20212022-1), while in the undergraduate and master's degrees rankings DISI is in the 1st place in the area of Computer science and ICT technologies (https://webmagazine.unitn.it/en/news/disi/96933/at-disi-the-best-bachelor-s-and-masters-degrees-programs-in-italy-in-the-ict-sector).
The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI), founded in 2002, covers the main topics of information technology and engineering. It actively promotes education and research across interdisciplinary areas with members of the departments of Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Sociology and Cognitive Sciences. The Department is a vibrant environment with 44 faculties (average age is 46 years), several of its members have held previous positions outside Italy in universities or multi-national corporations.
The Department offers top-ranked MSc, MEng, and PhD programs in EE and CS taught exclusively in English and designed for an international student audience. The University of Trento offers a double degree Master of Science program in ICT Innovation within the European Institute of Technology EIT-Digital, of which Trento is a core partner.
Terms and Conditions
Assistant professors are expected to teach 60-90 hrs/year depending on seniority, while duties for Associate and Full professors are 120 hrs/year. The position holder will have a personal grant for research/travel expenses. The research group will negotiate the possibility of supervising PhD students fully funded by the University.
A bonus for years in service is accrued at 13.5% of the yearly gross salary and is paid at time of retirement, severance or leave. Professors may supplement their base salary by industrial consultancies and grants up to twice their base salary. The employer pays social security charges. Medical insurance is included. Post-holders who have not been resident in Italy in the past two years may benefit of a special tax-exemption.
Expressions of interest in English should include a CV (including a list of publications and a brief description highlighting the three most significant publications), a research statement and a teaching statement (up to two pages each), the names and addresses of at least three referees.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Trento for a presentation and an interview.
Informal inquiries for further information regarding the position can be addressed to prof. Paolo Giorgini at paolo.giorgini [at] unitn.it.
Expressions of interest should be addressed to:
Prof. Paolo Giorgini
Head of Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
via Sommarive 9, 38123 Trento Italy
Email applications are welcomed and should be sent to
positions [at] list.disi.unitn.it, writing POSITIONS-2021 in the subject field.
Deadline for the receipt of the expression of interest: July 31, 2021.