Three faculty positions in Biological and Earth System Sciences, Falkland Islands

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Posted 6 months ago

The Department of Earth System Science (https://www.urosario.edu.co/Ciencias-del-Sistema-Tierra/Inicio/) and the Department of Biology (https://www.urosario.edu.co/Programa-de-Biologia/inicio/), Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNC) at the Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia) seeks applicants for three (3) full-time tenure track faculty positions, in the following areas:

1.      Hydrology/Oceanography 

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources, Oceanography or other related disciplines. We look for candidates with a strong publication record, research and teaching experience in subjects such as Hydrology, Oceanography, Water Management, Limnology, River Basins, Groundwater dynamics, among others. Postdoctoral experience, extensive interdisciplinary research and project management background, teaching experience, teamwork skills, student mentoring, fostering student/faculty interactions, and success with extramural funding are also highly valued. The successful candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activities, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and set-up a line or research group with trans- and multidisciplinary research projects. It is also anticipated that the candidate will establish collaborations with professors and students from the programs inside the Faculty of Natural Sciences, and with other academic units at Universidad del Rosario. The position involves about 40% research, 20% academic service and 40% teaching (about four courses per year).

2.   Vertebrate evolution 

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Vertebrates including Organismal Biology and Evolutionary Biology aspects. We seek candidates with a strong publication record working in vertebrate evolution on any vertebrate group, whose work emphasizes field-based studies within an evolutionary context. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) phylogenetics, biogeography, adaptation, speciation, evolutionary genetics, genomics, and comparative morphology. Postdoctoral experience, success in obtaining third party research funding, training in collections and teaching experience will be of added value. The successful candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activities, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, investigate broad questions related to the origin and diversification of vertebrates, and lead research projects. The position involves about 40% research, 20% academic service and 40% teaching, which will include about two courses per semester, including an undergraduate course on Vertebrate Zoology. It is also anticipated that the candidates will establish collaborations with professors and students from across the Biology Department and the Earth System Sciences program, and with other academic units at Universidad del Rosario.

3.   Socio-Ecological Systems 

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in environmental sciences, geography, biology, ecology, or other disciplines related to the analysis of socio-ecological systems (SES). We are looking for candidates with a strong publication record and research experience in subjects such as modeling of SES, integrated assessment, ecosystem services, decision-support systems, complexity theory, urban ecosystems, resilience, vulnerability studies and/or valuation, among others. Postdoctoral experience, success in obtaining third party research funding, deep knowledge of statistical treatment of data and teaching experience will be of importance. The successful candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activities, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, investigate broad questions related to SES, and lead trans- and multidisciplinary research projects. The position involves about 40% research, 20% academic service and 40% teaching, which will include about two courses per semester, including Socio-ecological Systems. It is also anticipated that the candidates will establish collaborations with professors and students from across the Biology Department and the Earth System Sciences program, and with other academic units at Universidad del Rosario.

Applications must be written in English and include: 1) a detailed CV with a complete list of publications and funding awarded; 2) reprints of three selected papers; 3) a Research Statement summarizing the candidate’s experience, interests and an outline of the research plan that can be potentially developed at Universidad del Rosario (2 pages); 4) a Teaching Statement describing teaching experience and philosophy as well as pedagogic strategies (4–5 min video in Spanish); and 5) contact details of two (2) academic references.

Monthly salary is competitive for both Colombian and international standards and will be determined by a University-wide point system, based on research and teaching experience. Publications in high-ranking journals are yearly recognized following the University financial incentives policy. Non-native speakers are encouraged to apply and will be given two years to strengthen their Spanish communication skills and take an exam at the Multicultural and Multilingual Center at Universidad del Rosario, or take an international DELE B2 exam. Non-native speakers who have obtained the BSc, MSc or PhD in Spanish speaking countries are exempt from these exams.

The starting date is January 2023, but other dates can be arranged. Please send your application by e-mail at f.cn@urosario.edu.co no later than September 15th, 2022, indicating the position you are applying for.

For questions about the position in Hydrology/Oceanography and life in Colombia please contact Prof. Edwin Cadena (edwin.cadena@urosario.edu.co). For questions about the position in Vertebrate Evolution and life in Colombia please contact Prof. Camilo Salazar (camilo.salazar@urosario.edu.co). For questions about the position in Socio-Ecological Systems and life in Colombia please contact Prof. Nicola Clerici (nicola.clerici@urosario.edu.co).

Universidad del Rosario is a prestigious Colombian University that typically ranks in the top five universities in the country and in the top 50 in Latin America. It was founded in 1653 and has a long tradition in the areas of Medicine, Law, Economics and, Social and Political Sciences. The Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNC) was founded in 2008, with the goal of creating strong undergraduate and graduate programs that excel in both teaching and research. At present, the FNC has 25 full time faculty members and incorporates the undergraduate programs of Earth System Science and Biology, a Master, and PhD Program in Natural Sciences. The FCN has a vigorous and growing research agenda and published over 90 international peer-reviewed articles in 2021 (https://www.urosario.edu.co/facultad-ciencias-naturales/Inicio/).

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