Expression of interest for Faculty Positions in Astroparticle Physics

Gran Sasso Science Institute - Astroparticle Physics Area

Expression of Interest for Faculty Positions


Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) is a new Center for Advanced studies and PhD School established in L’Aquila (Italy).  

The Astroparticle Physics Area of GSSI invites expressions of interest for permanent positions – at the level of Full or Associate Professor – and for tenure track positions from highly qualified candidates with an experimental or phenomenological research activity in the field broadly defined as Astroparticle Physics, with a particular focus on the physics of deep underground laboratories – neutrino-less double beta decay, direct dark matter searches, stellar and geo neutrinos, nuclear physics and astrophysics – and on the studies of cosmic messengers – cosmic rays, gamma rays, gravitational waves and astrophysical neutrinos.

Candidates must have a proven record of achievements, a clear potential to promote and lead research activities, and a specific interest in teaching at the graduate and postgraduate level to a group of particularly skilled students selected at international level.


Applicants should submit their expression of interest in the form of a Letter briefly describing the reasons for willing to join the GSSI Faculty, for which position level they apply and attach a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief research statement. Applications (and questions regarding the application process) must be submitted in electronic form to the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that this expression of interest will close on March 15 at noon.


Please note that this is not a permanent job vacancy advertisement. The expressions of interest received will contribute to the decision of the Gran Sasso Science Institute whether or not to open official calls, their number and the selection procedures.


1- Teaching load
One graduate course per year, seminar activity and tutoring of PhD students. All activities (teaching, seminars, tutoring, ecc.) are in English.

2- Salary
The amount of salary will be determined on a personal basis, according to the Italian Law.  Indicative figures of the gross amount for starting (minimum) salary are:

  • Professor (prima fascia) € 72.431
  • Associate Professor (seconda fascia) € 50.831
  • Assistant Professor, tenure track (ricercatori TD – B) € 34.898 (up to € 40.540)
  • Assistant Professor, no tenure track (ricercatori TD – A) € 34.898

Net income may vary case by case, after income taxes, local taxes, retirement plan, health care deduction and tax exemptions depending on the family structure. In the case of professors tenured abroad since more than three years in the corresponding level it will be possible a partial recognition of past services depending on legal constraints to be satisfied.