Three Faculty Positions in Geology

The Geology Department at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of igneous/metamorphic petrology, structural geology/tectonics and geotechnics/geohazards. We encourage candidates whose research integrates field-based studies with analytical, experimental and/or numerical modeling techniques.

The successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program in close connection with research groups within the Department, demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and be involved in service to the department, university, and the broader scientific community.

The Department of Geology at the University of Chile ( is the leading Geosciences institution in the country with ~30 faculty, postdocs and researchers. It hosts state-of-the-art geochemical laboratories including LA-MC-ICP-MS, ICP-MS-Q, AAS, ICP-OES and liquid and gas chromatography facilities, and micro-analytical laboratories including SEM, TEM, XRF, FTIR and micro-Raman systems, among others. The Department also hosts a fluid/melt inclusions laboratory, and tectonics and sedimentology laboratories. Geology research at the University of Chile has been ranked consistently among the World's 100 best programs, according to QS World Universities Rankings by Subject. The Department of Geology is located in the Engineering and Science Faculty (FCFM) campus in downtown Santiago.

Interested individuals should submit their applications electronically uploading the following documents on the official website of the University of Chile: ( 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) Cover Letter, 3) Statement of research, 4) Teaching plan and diversity philosophy, 5) A Web of Science citation report, 6) Copy of undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate (M.Sc., Ph.D.) degrees, and 7) an affidavit ("Declaración Jurada") available on the application website, which is required due to the public nature of University of Chile. Finally, three reference letters are required and must be sent during the application period to the FCFM Academic and Research Office (, referring to the application code FM2203.

Specific questions can be directed to the Head of Department, Dr. Martin Reich (

Applications are requested by December 22, 2022. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment. Spanish fluency is not required at the time of application or appointment; however, candidates must demonstrate minimum language proficiency to communicate and teach in Spanish within a two-year timeframe.

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