The International School for Advanced Studies (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, SISSA (http://www.sissa.it/
) seeks candidates for the position of Director of the School. SISSA is a public University founded in 1978 in Trieste, Italy and organized in the three Areas of Physics, Mathematics, and Neuroscience, plus an Interdisciplinary Laboratory. The faculty and student body are international; the English language is used in teaching, research and all academic affairs.
The successful candidate is expected to assume the Directorship by November 1, 2021, for a non-renewable term of 6 years. The Director must be of an academic stature for appointment as a tenured fulltime SISSA professor and will be based in Trieste without substantial commitments to other institutions. The Director will be responsible for (1) the academic and financial functions of the School and (2) the relations of the School with national and local levels of government.
The profile of candidates should include a record of outstanding scientific contributions in Physics, Mathematics, Neuroscience or related fields of science. Experience in managing institutional operations, knowledge of the Italian language and familiarity with the Italian university system are advantageous. Applicants resident abroad might be eligible for a significant reduction in the tax rate applied to the gross salary, according to current Italian regulations.
Inquiries or statements of interest are welcome both from candidates and from those wishing to nominate third parties. Please send statements of interest, or documented nominations to the Search Committee by May 15, 2020 at the latest using the address email@example.com