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Six new Research Professor positions in Geophysics at UNAM, Mexico – Job Opening

Employer: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Posted: 16 Dec 2013
Closing Date: 04/16/2014

The Institute of Geophysics at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), with campuses in Mexico City and Morelia, Michoacan, is looking for candidates to fill up to six new entry-level, tenure-track Research Professor positions (Investigador Asociado C). UNAM is the largest university in Mexico, and one of the highest ranked in Latin America. The Institute of Geophysics employs around 130 Research Professors and hosts the National Seismological, Mareographic and Magnetic Services.

Preference will be given to strong candidates in the current focus fields of the Institute: Geodesy, Geothermal fields, Marine geophysics, Solar Radiation and Geomagnetism, but excellent candidates that would complement the existing strengths in Seismology, Volcanology, Natural Resources, Exploration Geophysics and Space Physics are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidates are expected to develop their own research program, teach 1-2 classes a year and supervise students on the Bachelors, Masters and PhD level. Proficiency in Spanish at the time of appointment is an advantage, but not necessary. Most of the vacant positions have an age restriction of less than 39 years for women and 37 for men, at the time of appointment. Salary will be according to the rules for government employees in Mexico and the university, but traditionally salaries are complemented with substantial performance based stimulus from both the university and the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (Conacyt).

Applications should be submitted to, with the subject "plazas 2014", and should include a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research plans, and a summary of the applicant's most important research achievements. Please also provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references, whose letters may be requested by the Institute. Review of applications will begin January 6th, 2014, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Last Modified: 2015 May 14