INFN seeks a distinguished scientist to fill the position of Director of its National Center for Advanced Studies, “Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics” (GGI - https://www.ggi.infn.it), in Arcetri (Florence). The appointment is intended for four years (with the possibility for a renewal for another term of four years) and its starting date will be the 1st of December 2023.
The Center organizes advanced-level workshops lasting between six and eight weeks dedicated to the highlights of theoretical physics of fundamental interactions, and several schools for PhD students with a duration of two or three weeks each, dedicated to string theory, theoretical physics of elementary particles, nuclear theoretical physics, statistical mechanics and field theory, astroparticle physics and cosmology. The GGI workshops are selected by a Scientific Committee of internationally renowned scientists, headed by the chairman of the INFN National Commission for theoretical physics, including the GGI Director as an ex officio member The GGI Director supervises and coordinates all GGI activities.
The successful candidate is expected to hold an outstanding research experience in theoretical physics, recognized leadership talents and project management skills. Priority will be given to candidates with specific knowledge regarding the activities carried out at the GGI. Good knowledge of the Italian language is required.
To be considered for this position, Italian candidates should hold one of the following qualifications:
- “Dirigente di Ricerca” at INFN or other Italian research institutions;
- Full Professor (“Professore Ordinario”) in Theoretical Physics at an Italian University.
Foreign candidates, or Italian candidates who reside in a foreign country, can also qualify if, besides being scientifically active in one of the areas of Theoretical Physics that are of interest for INFN, they hold at least one of the following qualifications:
- Full Professor in Theoretical Physics at a foreign university;
- High-level research position and responsibility in a qualified foreign or international research institution.
The Director's activities require physical presence at the GGI site most of the time.
Applications must be written in English and include a cover letter, a full CV and a list of publications, a short (no longer than 1 page) "statement of research interests", the names of at least two referees to be contacted, if needed, and shall be sent (merged to a single .pdf file) to the INFN Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting "GGI 2023 Director" as e-mail subject.
Closing date for receipt of applications is the 25th of June.
For queries about the application, please contact Giovanni Dionisio (email@example.com).