The newly created program of Geology at the Universidad del Norte invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Geosciences with special interest for applicants in the field or Paleontology and/or Stratigraphy.The candidate should have a degree in geology with a PhD and relevant experience in the area of Paleontology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy or related fields. The selected candidate should show a strong publication record as well as to have relevant teaching experience. He/she will be expected to establish a high-impact research program as well as to participate in teaching activities within the department.

Most of the teaching duties will be carry out in Spanish. However, candidates whose mother tongue is not Spanish will be given a reasonable period of time (1 year) in order to become proficient with this language.

i) Cover letter ii) Curriculum vitae including list of publications, highlighting two of the most relevant papers. iii) A statement of research including a plan for developing a laboratory and research activities in Paleontology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy or related fields, applied to the Neotropic.  iv) A statement of teaching activities. v) Contact information of two referees to support the application. vi) Applicants should demonstrate English language proficiency (if English is not your first tongue, TOEFL or similar test scores should be submitted with your application).


Applications will be received until July 30th, 2016. The pre-selected candidates will be interviewed (by videoconference) or may be invited to visit Uninorte to deliver a seminar talk and interact with researchers from the Geosciences Area.

The position salary will be assigned on the basis of the candidate’s curriculum based on Uninorte’s payroll scale. The position is three years tenure-track with contracts renewed annually and leading to full tenure afterwards. The selected candidate must start activities on January 9th 2017.


The Universidad del Norte is Located in Barraquilla, Colombia and is one of the most vibrant and the top research oriented university in the Caribbean region of Colombia. It has more than 12000 students and offers 28 undergraduate and 64 graduate programs.  More information about the university and the city of Barranquilla can be found at:

http://www.uninorte.edu.co/en/web/englishversion and http://barranquillalife.com

Application documents (and questions regarding the position) must be addressed to:
Dr. Oscar Alvarez (Head of the Geosciences Area): oaalvare@uninorte.edu.co and/or Carolina Martinez (Coordinator of Geology Program), martinezcarolina@uninorte.edu.co

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