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Tenure-track professor in Geosciences

Position
Tenure-track professor in Geosciences

Employer

Universidad de los Andes

Universidad de los Andes is located in central Bogotá, Colombia. It is the 5th highest ranked University in Latin America by the
Times Higher Education Rankings 2019, with a student body of approximately
14,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students. The Geosciences
Department currently consists of 12 full-time research and teaching faculty.

Homepage: http://geociencias.uniandes.edu.co


Location
Bogota, Colombia

Sector
Academic

Type
Full time

Level
Entry level

Salary
Open

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
6 August 2019

Job description

Universidad de Los Andes seeks applications for three full-time faculty positions in
the Department of Geosciences.
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences, ideally with two
years of postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated ability to lead a scientific
research program, and/or extensive and relevant industry experience. All
candidates must have a record of significant and innovative research, documented
by peer-reviewed publications, and a lifelong-learning attitude. We especially
encourage applications from candidates with a strong background in environmental
geosciences, surficial processes, geophysics, remote sensing, geodesy,
computational geodynamics.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous,
externally funded research program, and be dedicated to high-quality and
innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching. Professors are expected to create
and teach courses in English or Spanish, be willing to work continuously on
improving teaching skills through workshops, and peer evaluations; and supervise
undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level research conducted by students. They
must also contribute to the administration and growth of the Department and of the
University, participate in academic reforms and teaching innovation projects, and
support outreach activities. It is anticipated that appointments will be made at the
Assistant Professor level; however, higher-level appointments may be considered
on an individual basis for applicants with the appropriate qualifications.


How to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a clearly defined
research proposal, a teaching statement, and contact information of at least two
referees. These should be submitted in a PDF file to the following e-mail address:
director-geociencias@uniandes.edu.co
Questions related to the positions should be addressed to the Chair of the
Geosciences Search Committee, Program Director, Dr. Jill Pearse, at
j.pearse@uniandes.edu.co.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until September
15, 2019. The starting date is preferably July 2020. More information about the
department can be found at http://geociencias.uniandes.edu.co.