• About SNS

    The Scuola Normale Superiore is a public institute for higher education that in its two centuries of life has earned itself a special place, both in Italy and abroad, a place characterised by merit, talent and scientific rigour.  Two types of course are available: the undergraduate course and the PhD course.The teaching activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, placed in Pisa, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. 

  • Admission

    The evaluation for entrance to the first year of the undergraduate course does not include the high school leaving certificate, and the bachelor's degree is not taken into consideration in the entrance examination for the fourth year course. For each PhD course, candidates’ level of competence, talent, motivations and aptitudes to scientific research will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and research project and an interview.

  • Academics

    The Scuola Normale Superiore offers two types of course: the undergraduate course, leading to first and second level university degrees, and the PhD course, the international equivalent of the Italian Dottorato di ricerca.The teaching and research activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences.The first two academic structures, housed at the Pisa site, organize courses for both the  undergraduate course and the PhD course. The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, situated in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, deals only with the PhD course.

  • Research

    A highly qualifying feature of the Normale way is the strong link between teaching and research that is a characteristic of both the undergraduate and the graduate programmes of the Scuola. The research structures of the two Faculties welcome students with a relevant study interest, enabling them to collaborate in a mature way with the activities of the researchers.

  • International

    The Scuola Normale is an institute of a decidedly international nature. Examinations for admission to the undergraduate degree course and for the PhD course are open to all citizens worldwide. A certain number of places on the PhD course are reserved for students from other countries. During the pre laurea and  post lauream teaching courses, study and research programmes are made available at overseas universities and research centres with which the Scuola forms an intense network of collaboration.  The doctorate course in particular is taught in a veritable graduate school in line with the highest international standards. 

Professorship in Probability theory at the Scuola Normale Superiore

The Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) invites expressions of interest  from qualified scholars in the field of Probability theory, in view of the possible opening of a position preferably at the Full Professor level in the Classe di Scienze Matematiche e Naturali.

Scholars with a proven research experience in the theory of stochastic processes and stochastic partial differential equations are invited. Expressions of interest from scientists involved in applications of the theory, as Mathematical Finance, the equations of Mathematical Physics and the modelling of biological processes, are particularly welcome.

The SNS is looking for candidates with a proven record of achievements, a clear potential to promote and lead research activities and a specific interest in teaching at the graduate level to a small set of particularly skilled students.

As a result of this enquiry, the SNS will decide whether or not to fill a position, and on the contract to offer or procedure to activate.

Expressions of interest, addressed to:
Prof. Vincenzo Barone
Preside della Classe di Scienze Matematiche e Naturali
Scuola Normale Superiore
Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7
PISA – Italy

can be sent by email to the following address : classi@sns.it, writing EOI/PROB in the subject field.

Deadline for the receipt of applications: May 31th, 2016.

Applications (in Italian or English) should include a CV, a description of current research interests and all relevant information about the applicant. Knowledge of Italian is not required but is appreciated

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