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Tenure Track Position - Geological Oceanography, Concepción - Chile

Tenure Track Position - Geological Oceanography, Concepción - Chile

Concepcion, Chile
Closing date for applications: 30 October 2022.
Starting date: 1 March 2023.

Annual stipend is in the range of USD$ 30,000 -- 40,000, depending on qualifications and exchange rate.
The Department of Oceanography at the University of Concepción, Chile, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geological Oceanography at the Assistant/Associate Professor level (based on candidate´s experience). Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Oceanography or a related field with a focus on geological oceanography and a strong background in the field of Paleoceanography. At least 2 years of postdoctoral experience is required.

We seek an individual who combines expertise in the field and laboratory experience on paleoenvironmental proxy records (geochemical, sedimentological and/or micropaleontological) from ocean archives to study past ocean/climate variability, and who is committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Research duties include to i) develop, establish, and maintain an active, national/international funded program of scholarly research in the area of his/her specialty; ii) publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed, top-ranked journals; and iii) disseminate research results at national and international congresses/symposia as well as to the general public.

Teaching and Advising: The successful candidate will teach courses in Geological Oceanography at the graduate and undergraduate level (in Spanish) and advise undergraduate and graduate students. The expected teaching load is at least 1 course per semester.

University services include: i) to participate in departmental/university committees, reviews, and research planning/leadership activities; and ii) to make research results available and accessible to the public.
Required qualifications:

Ph.D. in Oceanography or related field with a focus on geological oceanography/paleoceanography
Postdoctoral experience (minimum 2 years) is required
A proven research record, demonstrated by publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
A proven record in teaching and mentoring, demonstrated by past and present teaching experience and mentorship, and courses designed and/or taught.
A record of student evaluations of your Teaching, if available.
Good knowledge of data processing and statistics.
Previous sea-going experience is welcome.
Excellent organization and communication skills are required.
Proficiency in English as well as knowledge of the Spanish language (intermediate level) are a requirement.
Application Process:

Your application should be sent electronically to referencing “Cód. DOCE-02, Académico (44 Hrs), Geological Oceanography”.

Applicants are required to submit the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes a list of publications, funding, teaching and mentoring history, and community services; 2) A cover letter indicating your qualifications and experience for this position; 3) A statement of current and proposed research interests; 4) A statement of teaching experience and interest; 5) The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Human Resources of the department or center where you work may be contacted, if needed.
Application deadline
Further information
Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Marcus Sobarzo, Director Department of Oceanography (

The University of Concepción was founded in 1919, it is the third oldest university in Chile. It belongs to the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities ( The University of Concepción provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons.

The Department of Oceanography at the University of Concepción belongs to the Faculty of Natural and Oceanographic Sciences and is dedicated to the study of the ocean in most scientific and technological aspects, including disciplines such as Aquaculture, Marine Biology, Marine Biotechnology, Oceanography, and Fisheries. In 2021, our Department celebrated 50 years of existence.
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