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Full-time Faculty Position in Environmental Economics

Full-time Faculty Position in Environmental Economics

The Biology Program, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia is seeking to fill a position for a full-time professor in Environmental Economics. 

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Environmental Economics, Sustainability Sciences, or a closely related discipline (e.g., ecology, geography, policy). Experience should include interdisciplinary research and coursework in economics, ecology, and quantitative/qualitative analyses. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record and research experience in subjects such as: ecosystem service valuation, systems modeling, sustainable development, ecology and conservation sciences, or ecological economics, among others. Postdoctoral research experience, interdisciplinary teamwork skills, and teaching abilities in integrated ecologic-economic modeling are particularly valued.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Environmental Economics, Sustainability Sciences, or a closely related discipline (e.g., ecology, geography, policy). Experience should include interdisciplinary research and coursework in economics, ecology, and quantitative/qualitative analyses. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record and research experience in subjects such as: ecosystem service valuation, systems modeling, sustainable development, ecology and conservation sciences, or ecological economics, among others. Postdoctoral research experience, interdisciplinary teamwork skills, and teaching abilities in integrated ecologic-economic modeling are particularly valued.

The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities, investigate broad questions in ecology and economics, participate in consulting activities, and establish a transdisciplinary research program that links the economic and ecological sciences. The candidate should also establish solid research collaborations with faculty and students from Biology and other programs at the Universidad del Rosario.

The position is 40% research, 40% teaching and 20% academic service, which includes consulting. This candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching an undergraduate Spanish-language course in economics and another in sustainability science for biology students, as well as a graduate seminar. Contributions to the development of the new Earth Systems Science Programs 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 and interests, and an outline of the research program that can be potentially developed (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, but Spanish proficiency is required for teaching, writing, and oral communication. The starting date is June 2018.
 
El Rosario 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.

The Biology Program has a strong foundation in basic biology but also conducts interdisciplinary and applied research and teaching in sustainability and environmental sciences. The Program currently consists of 13 full-time faculty and publishes over 40 international articles a year in some of the leading journals.
 
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Please send your full application by e-mail Dr. Francisco J Escobedo franciscoj.escobedo@urosario.edu.co,

Biology Program, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Matemáticas,
Cr. 24 No. 63C-69, Bogotá (D.C.) 111221, Colombia, no later than April 1, 2018.
For questions about this position and life in Bogotá, Colombia please contact Dr. Francisco Escobedo
franciscoj.escobedo@urosario.edu.co.   

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