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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Tenure-track Professorship at the University of Guanajuato (central Mexico, safe region!)

From Klaus Peter-Schroeder <>
Date Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:01:35 -0500 (CDT)

Tenure-track professorship in the field of climate modelling offered at the
UGTO (University of Guanajuato, central Mexico), closing July 25.

Guanajuato is a very safe & friendly community and university town, see
<> for photographs.
The astronomy department, which has a multinational faculty of 12 professors
from 6 nations, is hosting a meteorologic service for central mexico. It runs a
network of automatic weather stations
and a forecast computer model, both managed by two engineers (see
<, and>).

With this tenure-track position in the field of climate modelling, and more
positions to follow in future years, the University of Guanajuato (UGTO) wants
to establish a research centre
to investigate in detail climate change and its consequenses
for mexico. The pronounced central mexican topography, which is acting
as a barrier between the pacific and the atlantic weather systems,
requires global models with high resolution asigned to Mexico
  - an interesting task still waiting to be done. In addition, some mild
teaching load is expected in very basic physics courses for
the undergraduate students of the science division in chemistry,
math and biology, or in form of a specialised course in atmospheric
science and computer modelling (in english, as choices for the graduate
programmes of astrophyscis, chemistry and math), until in a few years a course
programme for atmospheric sciences will be established.

The suitable candidate will ideally have some time of post-doc
research experience in the field of climate modelling, some teaching
experience, and an appetite to found and foster a new research group.
External funding from different federal sources (technology, ecology and
science, offered by Conacyt), as well as local governmental
funding is available for propsals in the area of climate research,
to finance e.g. a parallel computing facility. Tenure is available already
after 2 years, and the initial salary can be nearly doubled
by additional, result-dependent components.

The original job offer (in spanish) can be found on the web-page of the
UGTO, <>, going to "profesores" and there to "convocatorias".
The application may be in english (prefered) or spanish and should include the
typical requirements: CV with publication list and information
on past teaching experience, photocopy of the PhD certificate, a research plan
for the next 2 years, 2 letters of recommendation, and contact details
(telephone and email). Interviews can be held via telephone, in english.
Deadline for applications is July 25, 2011. - More information is available from:

Dr. Klaus-Peter Schroeder
Prof. of Astronomy and HoD
Departamento de Astronomia
Universidad de Guanajuato
      GTO, Mexico
Tel.: 0052 473 732 9548 -- ext. 2503
(after chosing Dept. Astronomy and to give ext.# directly)

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