OPEN-RANK FULL-TIME FACULTY POSITION AVAILABLE
SOCIETY AND HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER AT UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR
(First call January 2019)
The Society and Health Research Center at Universidad Mayor (http://ciss.umayor.cl/en/) is seeking candidates for an open-rank full-time faculty position starting on 2019. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled.
The overarching mission of the Society and Health Research Center is to advance well-being at the individual, social, and institutional levels in a context of global demographic, epidemiological, technological, and environmental change. To pursue this mission, the goals of the center are to conduct world-class interdisciplinary research with real-world implications, train new researchers, and disseminate evidence to broad audiences.
Our research strengths are grouped into three clusters: (1) social and life-course determinants of health and aging, (2) social relationships and cohesion, (3) and institutions and regulation from a cross-national and comparative perspective. To study these issues, we use mixed methods and embrace the new opportunities arising with an era of big “cells to society” data.
We seek candidates with a strong publication record that is appropriate to their rank, proven capacities to establish successful research collaborations, the ability to offer graduate courses and direct doctoral dissertations, and fluent in English. Above the rank of Assistant Professor, a record of funded research is also desirable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including population, behavioral, and statistical sciences (public health, gerontology, sociology, demography, economics, public policy, geography, psychology, data science, biostatistics, statistical engineering, information statistics, applied statistics, among others). Priority will be given to candidates with the ability to conduct research using advanced statistics and to work collaboratively with our interdisciplinary team (see areas of expertise at http://ciss.umayor.cl/en/about-us).
The average teaching load ranges from 4 to 8 hours per week, depending on rank. The official instruction language is Spanish, although specific class modules and graduate classes can be taught in English. Candidates with basic knowledge of Spanish are welcomed, but need to achieve proficiency after an initial period of induction. Salaries are competitive and standardized depending on rank.
Applicants should submit by email: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) letter of application, and (3) one or two samples of written work. Please also arrange for three references to email letters separately. Questions and all application materials should be emailed both at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.