DIRECTOR, THE ABDUS SALAM INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

  • Organisation
  • Closing Date
    05/10/18
  • Salary
    US $182,616
  • Posted date
    24/08/18
The Director is the chief academic and administrative officer of the ICTP, reporting through the Steering Committee to the Directors-General of UNESCO and IAEA, as well as to the Government of Italy.

This is a key position of scientific leadership and management. ICTP's mandate is to
(1) Foster the growth of advanced studies and research in physics and Mathematics, especially among researchers from developing countries;
(2) Provide an international forum for the exchange of information and ideas among Scientists from the North and South; and
(3) Maintain excellent research facilities for visitors, associates and fellows, principally from developing countries, who participate in the Centre's research and training activities.

The incumbent will specifically:
• Provide intellectual and organizational leadership and strategic guidance to the institution, to assess and improve its relevance and impact;
• Leverage ICTP's physical and human resources to maintain the high caliber of science within the Centre, and to promote advanced scientific research and education, especially in developing countries;
• Achieve these goals in conformity with the concept of “science for development’ and
• Engage with the scientific community both in developed and less developed countries to address emerging global issues and science for development.

 

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