Tenure-Track Faculty Openings in Geosciences

At Universidad de Los Andes
Bogotá, Colombia

Universidad de Los Andes seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Geosciences. Universidad de los Andes is a private university located in central Bogotá, Colombia, and is ranked #227 in the QS World University Rankings (6th in Latin America). The Department currently has ten full-time teaching and research faculty and about 150 undergraduate students. Our program is interdisciplinary and includes both geology and geophysics, and students have the option to specialize in an area of their choice, through elective courses and an undergraduate thesis project. We plan to open a Master's and PhD program within the next few years.

The successful candidates will be expected to be dedicated to high-quality and innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to obtain externally funded research projects. 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 evaluation; supervise undergraduate (and eventually postgraduate) student research; and provide individual academic counselling to the students. Professors are also expected to contribute to the administration and growth of the Department and the University, participate in academic reforms, teaching innovations, the development of new academic programs, and support outreach activities. It is expected that professors will dedicate a minimum of 40% of their time to teaching and related activities, and the rest to research and institutional development. More information about the Department can be found at http://geociencias.uniandes.edu.co.

It is anticipated that appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in the Earth Sciences, ideally with two years of postdoctoral or equivalent industry experience. While teaching experience is not required, candidates should have an interest in and an aptitude for teaching, be willing and able to teach a range of courses from our existing program, and be prepared to develop new elective courses in their areas of expertise. All candidates should have a significant record of research documented by peer-reviewed publications, and/or have relevant industry experience. Professors are expected to develop interdisciplinary teaching and research collaborations locally and abroad, and have a positive attitude towards change and lifelong learning. We will consider exceptional applicants from any area of Gesociences, but we will prioritize candidates capable of teaching courses in mineralogy, petrology geochemistry, structural geology and tectonics.

Applicants must submit a covering letter, a full curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and a clearly defined and fully referenced research proposal, including a statement of their contribution to their field. They should also include the names and contact information for at least three people who can provide references. These documents should be submitted in a single PDF file saved with the name of the candidate to: director-geociencias@uniandes.edu.co Pre-submission enquiries regarding the position may be addressed to the Department Director and Chair of the Geosciences Search Committee, Dr. Jill Pearse at the same email address.

Review of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until June 15 2021, with interviews taking place in July. The preferred starting date is August 2021 or January 2022.

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