Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile
Instituto de Geología Económica Aplicada (GEA)

Assistant Professor in Geology/Mineralogy

The GEA Institute invites applications for a junior academic staff position at assistant professor level in Geology/Mineralogy. The Institute focusses on applied research and specialized teaching to the mining and minerals industry (www.institutogea.cl). The main current research lines are in geometallurgy, exploration geology and environmental mineralogy-geochemistry.

As the world's largest copper-producing country, Chile is interested in the long-term sustainability of metal mining. The GEA Institute works closely with the mining industry on mineral and mineral chemistry related subjects in exploration, ore processing and concomitant environmental implications. The position requires joining a multidisciplinary academic group to develop undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in collaboration with various faculties of the university (www.udec.cl), as well as basic and applied research and outreach activities.

Because undergraduate teaching is offered in Spanish, fluency in this language will be considered an advantage.

Skills and Experience

  • PhD/Doctorate in geology (petrology or mineralogy). Postdoctoral experience is desirable.
  • Experience in techniques of mineralogical characterization (optical microscopy, XRD, XRF, SEM, automated mineralogy)
  • Availability from May 2021, but flexibility exists with respect to starting date.


Candidates should submit the following documents by January 15th, 2021:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of PhD or doctoral degree
  • Initial outline of research and teaching ideas as contribution to any of the research lines of the GEA Institute
  • Motivation letter explaining reasons for applying
  • At least three contact addresses for professional and/or academic references

An academic presentation and/or personal and psychological profile interview will be required. For additional information contact: Dr Ursula Kelm, Director Instituto GEA, ukelm@udec.cl

Applications can be submitted indicating Code GEA03 either via https://udec.trabajando.cl/ or sent to ukelm@udec.cl.

posted: 09 December 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.