Full-time Faculty Position in Environmental or Ecological Economics

Universidad del RosarioThe Biology Program, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia (www.urosario.edu.co/biologia) is seeking to fill a position for a full-time tenure-track professor in Environmental or Ecological Economics.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in environmental, ecological, or natural resource economics or a closely related discipline (environmental science, ecology, policy, geography) and should include interdisciplinary research experience and coursework in ecology, economics, and quantitative and/or qualitative analyses. We seek candidates with a strong publication record and research experience in subjects such as: modeling and assessment of ecosystem services, sustainability and resilience science, non-market resource valuation, behavioral economics, energy economics, among others. Postdoctoral research experience, interdisciplinary teamwork skills, and abilities in quantitative ecologic-economic modeling are particularly valued.

The successful candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activities, investigate broad questions in ecology and economics and establish trans- and multidisciplinary research projects that link the economic, biological, social, and environmental sciences. The candidate should also establish solid research collaborations with professors and students from the Biology Program at the Universidad del Rosario.

The position is 40% research, 40% teaching and 20% academic service. This position will require the candidate to teach an undergraduate course in ecological economics, another in sustainability science, as well as a graduate seminar. Contributions to the development of the new Biology Program are also expected.

The application must be written in English and include: 1) a detailed Curriculum Vitae with a complete list of publications; 2) a research statement summarizing the candidate´s experience, interests and an outline of the research program that can be potentially developed at El Rosario (1-2 pages); 3) a teaching statement describing experience and teaching philosophy (1 page); 4) the names and full contact information of at least three references.

Salary is internationally competitive and will be determined by a University-wide point system, based on research and teaching experience. Non-native Spanish speakers are strongly 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 the University of el Rosario or take an international DELE B2 exam. The starting date should be between August 1st and October 31th 2016.

Please send your full application by e-mail (biologia@urosario.edu.co) to Yeimy Rocha, Managing Director, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Matemáticas, Cr. 24 No. 63C-69, Bogotá (D.C.) 111221, Colombia, no later than May 15th, 2016. For questions about this position and life in Bogotá, Colombia please contact Dr. Francisco Escobedo (franciscoj.escobedo@urosario.edu.co).

El Rosario (www.urosario.edu.co) is one of Colombia’s most prestigious Universities and typically ranks in the top five universities in the country and in the top 50 in Latin America.  Founded in 1653, it has a long tradition in the areas of Medicine, Law, Economics and Social and Political Sciences. The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics was founded in 2008, with the goal of creating strong interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs that excel in both teaching and research.

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