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CALL FOR ONE TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, affiliated to the Department of Ecology at the Faculty of Biological Sciences. 
 
DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPARTMENTO DE ECOLOGÍA AND THE POSITION 
 
The Department of Ecology (DECOL) includes 22 Faculty. It is a diverse unit, with members from Argentina, Australia, France, México, Uruguay and the US. Some DECOL Faculty have joint appointments with the Faculty of Physics, Engineering, and History, Geography & Political Sciences. DECOL members participate in both undergraduate (Bachelors degrees in Biology and Marine Biology) and graduate teaching (PhD in Biological Sciences/major in Ecology). We have identified question-driven transdisciplinary science as one of our research priorities and impacts of Global Change upon biodiversity and sustainability as one of the major cross-cutting themes of the Department.  
We are searching for creative, productive and collaborative scientists whose work addresses fundamental as well as globally- and regionally-relevant questions in Ecology and/or Evolution, in the general scientific domain of Global Change, sustainability and biodiversity. Within these, we are particularly interested in, but not restricted to, applicants encompassing one of the following areas: ecology and/or evolution of marine organisms, fisheries, and aquatic ecology.
The Department of Ecology values the diversity of scientific backgrounds, origins, ethnicity, and gender.
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 
Selected applicants are expected to: 
 
1) Develop a strong interdisciplinary and independent research program, lead research projects with emphasis in any level of ecological integration (from molecules to ecosystems) and using experimental, correlational and/or theoretical approaches and take advantage from and helps to integrate the rich expertise in the Department of Ecology and School of Biological Sciences UC.
 
2) Generate interactions with researchers within the Department, and potentially, with other Departments of the Faculty of Biological Sciences and/or other Faculties within the University. 
 
3) Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels according to the needs of the Faculty of Biological Sciences.
 
 
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
 
Academic references
 
Potential for integration into the academic activities of the Department of Ecology and the Faculty of Biological Sciences.  
 
APPLICATION PROCESS:
 
•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. Ricardo Moreno, 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:July 30th, 2018 at 17:00. 
 
 
                                                                                                                
PROF. RICARDO MORENO
Academic Secretary
Santiago, May 30th, 2018