2013-10-01

Tenure Track Research Professor Position in Computer Science at UNAM

The Computer Science Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) has a open call for research professors.

Located in the heart of the UNAM's Ciudad Universitaria, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the IIMAS has been the leader in computer science in Mexico since the first computer in the country was acquired by UNAM. Researchers at UNAM have a privileged position for several reasons. UNAM is the highest ranked spanish speaking higher education institution in the world and produces half of the research in Mexico and is the largest in the continent (300K+ students). Professors in faculties do more teaching than research, while researchers in institutes (such as IIMAS) do more research than teaching (about 48 hours per year, usually to the best graduate students in the country. Groups of more than five students get a teaching assistant). Students in most graduate programs at UNAM receive automatically a scholarship, and there is travel budget for researchers, minimizing the grant writing load. There are several grant calls with high acceptance rates. There are also two postdoctoral fellowship calls per year internal to UNAM. High performing researchers can reach tenure in less than five years.

Requirements for this call are:

  1. To have a PhD degree in computer science or related areas from a renowned institution.
  2. To have published high quality research papers in an area related to computer science.
  3. To have teaching skills at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  4. To have abilities to direct undergraduate and graduate theses.
  5. To be able to collaborate in multidisciplinary research projects.
Interested candidates should send the following documentation to Dr. Ricardo Berlanga (berlanga "at" unam.mx), Academic Secretary of IIMAS before October 28th, 2013:
  1. Updated Curriculum Vitae, including publication list.
  2. Copy of PhD degree.
  3. Copy of publications.
  4. At least two references with email included.
  5. A work plan which includes research and teaching prospects for the next three years.
Selected candidates will be invited to give an open talk or videoconference at IIMAS. An ad hoc commission will make a final decision.

More information can be requested to:
Dr. Carlos Gershenson
Head of Computer Science Department, IIMAS, UNAM
cgg "at" unam.mx

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