Expressions of interest for a faculty position in Gravitational Wave Physics

The Astroparticle Physics and Astrophysics groups at the "Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati" (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, invite expressions of interest for a faculty position from outstanding candidates with a strong theoretical research record in the fields of Gravitational Wave Physics, Strong Gravity and Gravitational Astrophysics.

While it is currently foreseen that the appointment procedure will be activated at the assistant professor, tenure-track, level*, a more senior position may be considered.

The successful candidate is expected to work as an independent principal investigator, promoting and leading research activities to complement the current expertise of the SISSA groups in Particle Astrophysics, Gravitation Theory and Cosmology, as well as to attract external funds, take an active part in the SISSA PhD teaching programme and supervise graduate students.

The deadline for receipt of the expressions of interest, in English and only via Academic Jobs Online, is May 10, 2017. They should include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae with a complete publication list and the names of at least three referees.
  2. Description of current research interests.
  3. List of ten publications of greatest interest for the selection.

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) is a leading research and training institution (PhD School) based on the beautiful sea coast of Trieste in Italy. It offers first rate facilities (also for High Performance Computing) and has close relations 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 (OATs).

*In the Italian system, a tenure track position corresponds to a "ricercatore TD - B", i.e. an assistant professor to be confirmed as an associate professor within three years after appointment.


PhD positions

Every year the Astroparticle Physics group hires 5 students to attend a three year Ph.D. programme. The students are selected according to a written and oral test (for more detailed information, see here).

SISSA makes a contribution towards the travel expenses for attending the exam. To see all the informations see the admission page.

Application deadlines, dates and number of available positions of the entrance examinations are periodically posted on the PhD announcements webpage, where you can also download the application forms.


2017/2018 PhD positions:

  1. Call:
    • Deadline for applications: March 15 2017
    • Examination dates: March 27-28 2017
    • Written Exam: March 27 2017, Room: 128-129, Time: 9.00-13.00
  2. Call:
    • Deadline for applications: June 19 2017
    • Examination dates: July 6-7 2017
    • Written Exam: July 6 2017, Room: 128-129, Time: 9.00-13.00

Non-EU citizens can be admitted also through a selection based on academic and scientific qualifications only. Some of these candidates might be awarded a fellowship (including travel expenses) to participate in the regular entrance examination in July. The deadline for these online applications is March 31 (as you can find in SISSA foreigner announcements).

Other positions

Announcements about other fellowships or positions can be found in the SISSA announcements page.