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CALL FOR TWO TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

CALL FOR TWO TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

The Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications to two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, affiliated to the Department of Ecology at the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND THE POSITIONS

The Department of Ecology (DECOL) includes 20 researchers some of which have joint appointments with the Faculty of Physics, Engineering, and Political Sciences & Geography. The DECOL is a diverse department that includes among its members, researchers from Argentina, Australia, USA, France, México and Uruguay. They participate in both undergraduate (Licentiate in Biology and Marine Biology) and graduate teaching (PhD in Biological Sciences / Ecology). In terms of research, the DECOL has identified interdisciplinary science as one of its priorities and the analyses of the impact of Global Change upon biodiversity and sustainability as its major cross-cutting themes.

In general, we are searching for creative, productive and collaborative scientists whose work addresses fundamental questions in Ecology and/or Evolution that fit within the general profile of DECOL outlined above. However, for one of these positions priority will be given to applicants with the capacity to develop a research program in the area of Ecology and/or Evolution of marine organisms, specifically macroalgae.

POSITION RESPONSABILITIES:

The selected applicants should:

1) Develop an independent research program, and lead research projects in the area of Ecology and/or Evolution with emphasis in any level of ecological integration (from molecules to ecosystems) and using experimental, correlational and/or theoretical approaches.

2) Generate interactions with researchers within DECOL, and potentially, from other Departments of the Faculty of Biological Sciences and/or other Faculties within the University.

3) He/she should be prepared to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and according to the needs of DECOL.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should have a PhD and Postdoctoral experience. At least one of these should be in Ecology or Evolution. The applicant should show capacity to carry out an independent research program and obtain competitive, extramural funding. Teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate level is desirable.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Academic trajectory and quality of the scientific production of the applicant

Experience in interdisciplinary work

Academic references

Potential for integration into the academic activities of DECOL and the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

• TO APPLY, COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FROM: Prof. Xavier Figueroa, Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Biological Sciences. E- mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.

• Request at least three letters of recommendation that make reference to the trajectory and academic credentials of the candidate. These should be sent directly to the Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the following E- mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.

Applicants should send all application materials by E-mail to Prof. Xavier Figueroa, Academic Secretary, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, E- mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.

Deadline for Applications: April 27, 2017 at 17:00.