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FULL TIME FACULTY - PhD in Nanotechnology, Materials Science
Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) is one of the finest and leading private universities in Mexico. It has the misión to participate in society’s development by preparing critical, creative and innovative professionals with the highest technical level; as well as to generate pertinent research. All this with a social conscience that demands a fair distribution of the benefits of globalization. Its vision is to be a leading university in Latin America regarding study programs and scientific, cultural, sports, and public policy proposal programs to respond to the challenges of globalization. Universidad de las Américas Puebla is a leading institution of higher learning, that adapts to the challenges brought about by globalization in the 21st century; a place where students and professors unite in the continuous change of time. The university offers you one of the best university educations that Mexico has to offer; an education with ethical values and a strong sense of responsibility, without mentioning our long tradition in the humanities. It is the only private university in Mexico that offers academic programs in the diverse areas of knowledge, from Law and Fine Arts to Computer Systems and Nanotechnology.
Overview of the functions of the position: The applicant will teach, conduct research and advise in his/her area(s) of expertise. Essential responsibilities include: • To teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and lead instructional activities specified in the approved curriculum and in the faculty bylaws. These activities include lecturing, leading seminars, individual and group tutoring, writing and correcting exams, correcting papers and reports and conducting and supervising evaluation activities; • To participate in departmental and school activities, including meetings, committees, course and program evaluation, curriculum development, and grant preparation; • To provide academic support and advising to students; • To undertake cutting edge research in order to contribute to the intellectual mission of the university and to the consolidation of the Doctoral programs and their corresponding research lines; • To participate in calls for research proposals; • To participate in inter-institutional and/or interdisciplinary research projects linked to regional and national companies and/or to internationally recognized institutions; • To participate in the National System of Researchers (SNI - Sistema Nacional de Investigadores) or the National System of Art Creators (SNCA - Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte); • To publish research achievements or artistic creation projects.
Required qualifications Education • Advanced university degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Nanotechnology or materials science. Description: Experience in a field related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, particularly with strong teachers, experimental and research skills in the areas of Materials Chemistry, Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials, Molecular Engineering, Materials Simulation and/or Nanomedicine, among others; the candidate should also have previous experience in academic verifiable, creative and research activities as well as strong leadership in their profession. Teaching experience in: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, material science, nanomaterials, nanobiotechnology, material nanotechnology, nanotechnology and society. Research Areas: Synthesis and characterization of new materials (nanomaterials) with biomedical, environmental and/or energy applications Work Experience • At least 3 years of relevant scientific research experience at the national and international levels. • At least 3 years of undergraduate or graduate teaching. • Experience in the design, implementation and management of research projects. • Demonstrated professional experience in the field of expertise. • Experience in the design and implementation of research projects in the field of expertise. Skills/Competencies • Ability to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students; • Excellent analytical skills. Ability to collect, summarize and analyze information from various sources. Proven ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary and international environment. • Capacity to build and maintain partnerships with internal and external institutions and companies. • Ability to communicate effectively on technical and scientific issues in English and Spanish. • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish. Languages • English and Spanish. Desirable qualifications Work Experience • Proven experience in teaching and/or mentoring undergraduate or graduate students.
Posting date: August 02nd, 2016 The University will contact you as soon as the process concludes Position to start: Spring 2017 semester Application instructions: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) and three letters of recommendation to the Office for Research and Graduate Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com