University Center for Basic Research, University of Colima

Position ID: 2210-PTC [#13492]
Position Title: Research Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Colima, Colima 28045, Mexico [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2019/08/12
Application Deadline: none
Position Description:    

The University of Colima is seeking candidates for two research positions in Mathematics. The openings are at the level of Profesor Investigador de Tiempo Completo Titular A (equivalent to assistant professor in the US) and are scheduled to begin in August 2019. In order to contribute to the reduction of the current gender gap in Academia, as well as to improve the gender balance of the Physics and Mathematics Department, one of the openings is a women-only position.

The Physics and Mathematics Department at the Faculty of Sciences was established 15 years ago, it has intensive and successful undergraduate programs in Physics and Mathematics, and it is currently composed of fifteen researchers (seven in Mathematics). The successful candidates will be expected to:
  • Develop a vigorous research program and maintain a high-quality academic productivity.
  • Participate in the teaching (a minimum of one course per semester) and advising of students from the undergraduate programs in the Department. They must have the capacity and willingness to incorporate undergraduate level physics and mathematics students into research.
  • Become members of CONACYT’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores within the first two years of their appointment.
  • Apply to standard Mexican grants available for researchers (start-up grants from the Secretary of Education - SEP, CONACYT, and any other that may apply).
  • Participate in student recruitment activities.
  • Participate in activities associated to academic administration.
Interested applicants must have a PhD in Mathematics and postdoctoral research experience. For Mexican applicants, experience outside of Mexico is required. Knowledge of Spanish is not required (Junior and Senior level classes are taught in English). However, it must be learned in time.

In order to apply, please send (in English) a complete CV, a brief statement of your current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and at least three letters of recommendation. All documentation and inquiries should be sent electronically to with subject: "Application material for Mathematics search - Name of applicant". Please arrange for the letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the reference writers to the same email address. 

Evaluation of applications will start on March 2019 and applications will be received until the position is filled.

More details and evaluation procedures may be found in the webpage: 

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Contact: Alfredo Aranda, +52(312)316-1125
Postal Mail:
Coordinacion General de Investigacion Cientifica
Universidad de Colima
Av. Gonzalo de Sandoval 444
Colima, Colima, México 28040
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