Applications for a full professor faculty appointment in Astrophysics

The Department of Physics at the University of Genova in Italy invites applications for a full professor faculty appointment in Astrophysics.

The selection procedure will follow Italian regulations (Concorso pubblico) and will be initiated in Spring 2021. Further information will be posted on this site as well, besides the official channels foreseen by Italian laws.

The Department (DIFI in short) has a long tradition in astroparticle physics, particularly on solar neutrinos, cosmic rays physics and high energy neutrino physics performed in cooperation with the INFN and in strict and fruitful connection with INAF groups. Recently some groups have started to work on astrophysics projects such as EUCLID and ATHENA. The Department is also deeply involved in the management and exploitation of the Regional Astronomical Observatory of the Antola Park, featuring an 80-cm optical telescope located in a low light pollution area in the Apennine Mountains, in cooperation with INAF-Osservatorio di Brera. The instrument can be very effectively used for teaching and outreach and has also some significant scientific capabilities.

The selected candidate will be asked to boost the activities in astrophysics at DIFI and propose and promote new initiatives with the goal of making DIFI an active player in the research in astrophysics for the next decades and contributing to form new generations of young researchers in this field. Recruitment of a young researcher (RTD-B) in astrophysics is also in progress, and a significant number of PhD and post-doc positions are foreseen to foster the growth of the group in the next years.
According to italian regulations, by the time of the concorso pubblico, the applicants will have to be in possession of the habilitation for full professorship for the area 02/C1 (02 = physics, C1 = astronomy and astrophysics). For those who do not have it yet, please consult the website to see the requirements and the next available chance to apply for it.

We invite applicants in all areas of observational and experimental astrophysics and cosmology using electromagnetic waves, including, but not limiting to, experts on instrumentation design and construction, data analysis, simulation of astrophysical processes and large-scale structures, and multi-messenger astrophysics with neutrinos and gravitational waves.

The successful candidate will conduct an independent research program, cooperate with the existing groups, teach typically three modules per year, and advise undergraduate and graduate students.

The appointment can begin as soon as Fall 2021.
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