University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez Campus
College of Arts and Sciences
Telephone: 787-832-4040 Ext 3828 ó 3033 / 787-265-3828
https://www.uprm.edu/arci/

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM), the largest in our Campus and in the entire UPR system. One of four Colleges in Mayagüez Campus with 367 professors, 176 non-teaching employees and 4,379 enrolled students, of which 4,045 are undergraduate students and 334 are graduate students. The College of Arts and Sciences combines what other liberal arts universities and colleges would include in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences faculties providing courses to all programs at UPRM. Our College has 14 academic departments and an interdisciplinary program (Industrial Biotechnology) providing BS and BA undergraduate degrees. Graduate studies are supported as MS, MA and PhD degrees through three doctoral and thirteen master’s programs.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (UPRM) seeks candidates for several tenure-track positions in different disciplines at the Assistant Professor level. A successful candidate must have a PhD, postdoctoral experience is preferred, demonstrated teaching skills for development of undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area of specialty. Knowledge of English and Spanish or a willingness to learn is desirable.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

Doctor in Philosophy degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and completion of all requirements by date of hire. Must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research in listed areas. Proven experience in research in the required discipline. Selected candidates are expected to show excellent performance in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Aiming at developing a sustained mentoring program of graduate students. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment

 

DUTIES

 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, externally funded research program with undergraduate and graduate students, and collaborate with faculty. Other responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, coordinate undergraduate teaching laboratories, publish research work in peer-reviewed journals, mentor students, participate in faculty committees, professional service, institutional assessment and improvement activities. UPRM is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution; interaction with faculty and researchers in these fields is encouraged. Puerto Rico represents a suitable setting to develop research in tropical systems, and the University of Puerto Rico stimulates collaborations with active faculty and students in a wide range of research areas.

AREAS CURRENTLY RECRUITING

 

Biology Department

http://biology.uprm.edu

Send documentation to: Prof. Ana Vélez, Interim Director E-mail: director.biol@uprm.edu

Assistant Professor – Quantitative Ecology

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses according to departmental needs; courses could include, but are not limited to: General Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology, Microbial Ecology, Population Ecology, Clinical Microbiology, and Basic to Advanced Methods in R. Update and revise existing courses, design and develop new courses in their area of expertise, as well as offer previously created courses that are not currently offered. Develop and maintain a successful, externally funded research program in their area of expertise.

Requirements: Possess a Doctoral degree in Quantitative Ecology or related field, preferably with a focus on Emerging Tropical Diseases, from an accredited institution or completion of all requirements by date of hire. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Effective oral and written communication skills in Spanish or English. Send Curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of research and teaching plans, and three letters of reference

 

Assistant Professor – Virology

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses according to departmental needs; courses could include, but are not limited to: General Biology, Animal Biology, Virology, Clinical Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Update and revise existing courses, design and develop new courses in their area of expertise, as well as offer previously created courses that are not currently offered. Develop and maintain a successful, externally funded research program in their area of expertise.

Requirements: Possess a Doctoral degree in Virology or a related field from an accredited institution or completion of all requirements by date of hire. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Effective oral and written communication skills in Spanish or English. Send Curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of research and teaching plans, and three letters of reference.

Chemistry Department

http://www.uprm.edu/chemistry

Send documentation to: Dr. Nairmen Mina
Department of Chemistry University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Call Box 9000, Mayagüez PR 00681-9000
Phone (787) 832-4040 ext. 3122; Fax: (787) 265-3849

E-mail: director.quim@uprm.edu

Assistant Professor – Biophysical Chemistry or Material Chemistry

The selected candidate will have a regular academic load equivalent to 12 credits per semester. This load will involve teaching, research, and institutional services. Must also participate in professional development activities that help improve teaching and curriculum offerings.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a PhD in Chemistry, with a specialty in Biophysical Chemistry or Materials Chemistry, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience. In addition, they must present a plan for research and search for external funds and a letter of their teaching philosophy. Candidates will also need to have a commitment to serving the mission and goals of the university and have excellent communication skills in English or Spanish.

Geology Department

http://www.uprm.edu/english/

Send documentation to: Dr. Lizzette A. Rodríguez & Dr. James Joyce
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Call Box 9000, Mayagüez PR 00681-9000

Email: geol@uprm.edu & james.joyce@upr.edu

Assistant Professor

The Department of Geology seeks to fill a position in the fields of Mineralogy-Geochemistry and/or Geohydrology-Near surface geophysics for January 2023. We seek candidates who can effectively teach basic level earth science courses as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their field of specialty. Teaching responsibilities include advising and directing undergraduate research and MS theses.

Requirements: Must hold a Doctorate in Earth Sciences from an accredited university and have demonstrated the ability to teach and communicate effectively in English and/or Spanish, preferably in both.

Hispanic Studies Department

http://www.uprm.edu/estudioshispanicos/

Send documentation to: Dr. Melvin González-Rivera
Department of Hispanic Studies
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

E-mail: espa@uprm.edu

Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics/Linguistics

The Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez seeks application for an Assistant Professor (tenure track), with specialization in Applied Linguistics or Linguistics, and knowledge and practice in text linguistics, language learning methodology and other subjects related to language teaching.

Requirements: PhD in Applied Linguistics or Linguistics. Native or near-native speaker of Spanish and English. Minimum of two (2) years teaching experience.

Kinesiology Department

http://edfi.iprm.edu/

Send documentation to: Kinesiology Department / Personal Committee / University of Puerto Rico
PO Box 9000 / Mayagüez, PR 00681-9000
Tel: (787) 265-3841

E-mail: luiso.delrio@upr.edu ; margarita.fernandez1@upr.edu ; enid.rodriguez8@upr.edu

 Assistant Professor

The Department of Kinesiology of the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus is officially announcing an assistant professor faculty position. The requirements are but not limited to: teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conduct research, perform academic counseling, community services, and other departmental services. The monthly base salary is $5,188.00 and 62,256.00 annually with health insurance, retirement benefits, and tenure opportunity.

Requirements: A doctoral degree (or having completed this degree by the moment of hiring) in Kinesiology with a specialization (in priority order) in Exercise Physiology and Motor Learning. The candidate must know how to communicate in Spanish and English and be willing to teach online if necessary. A Resumé, Curriculum Vitae, an official copy of the academic records with a completed degree certification and three (3) letters of recommendation should be delivered to the address above.

Physics Department

http://fisica.uprm.edu/

Send documentation to: Dr. Héctor Méndez-Mella, Personnel Committee Chairman, Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Call Box 9000, Mayagüez, PR 00681-9000

Email: hector.mendez4@upr.edu

 

Assistant Professor

The Department of Physics at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, announces an entry-level tenure-track position starting on January 2023. The Department, with 17 full-time faculty members, offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics and has externally funded research programs in several fields. A Ph.D. program is currently under development. We request applications of candidates in Radioastronomy. The selected candidate will initially fulfill research and teaching obligations for the Center for Advanced Radio Sciences and Engineering (CARSE) and the Department of Physics, respectively. The selected candidate is expected to develop creative research activities pertinent to CARSE, interact with researchers and students in the Center, advise graduate students, publish research results in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, attract external research funding, and contribute to the Education, Outreach, and Workforce Development, and the Innovation and Collaboration Ecosystem activities of the Center. The selected candidate is also expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the Physics Department, contribute to the strengthening of our Curricular Sequence in Astronomy/Astro-Physics, participate in the continuous improvement and assessment activities of our academic programs, participate in faculty committees, participate in outreach activities, and support general academic service activities in the Department.

Requirements: Applicants should submit a Cover letter (including announcement number for which you are applying, e-mail, address, and phone number), Curriculum Vitae, MS (if applicable) and Ph.D. transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation (It is expected that one of the letters is written by the applicant’s Ph.D. advisor), detailed research and teaching statements in a single pdf file (1-2 pages), copy of three (3) peer-reviewed publications in topics related to radio astronomy, radio astronomical instrumentation and methods, or other relevant subjects sent to: Prof. Héctor Méndez-Mella, President of Personnel Committee, Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Call Box 9000, Mayagüez, PR 00681-9000. Letters or documents sent by e-mail must be directed to hector.mendez4@upr.edu Review of applications will start in October and will continue until the position is filled. United States immigration laws apply in Puerto Rico.

Psychology Department

https://www.uprm.edu/psicologia/

Send documentation to: Dr. Lizzie García, Interim Director

email: psicologiarum@uprm.edu

Assistant Professor – School Psychologist

The selected candidate is required to conduct research, compete for external research funds, teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, mentor graduate students, and provide services to the department, faculty, university, community, and the profession. Our goal is to hire an outstanding, licensed professional faculty member who fits our academic culture.

Requirements:

      • Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a concentration in School Psychology.
      • Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level.
      • Valid psychologist license issued by the Puerto Rico Board of Examination of Psychologists or license from another jurisdiction with the commitment to carry out the necessary procedures to validate it in Puerto Rico during the first year of hire.
      • Research experience.
      • Evidence of publications and presentations in professional forums.
      • Work experience with school communities.
      • Knowledge or ability to use technologies in distance learning.
      • Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish, effective interpersonal skills and teamwork oriented.

Social Sciences Department

https://www.uprm.edu/cienciassociales/

Send documentation to: Dr. Edwin Asencio Pagán, Director, Department of Social Sciences,

Email: edwin.asencio@upr.edu

Assistant Professor

Environmental Sociology, Quantitative Methods and Political Science, as well as research, particularly multidisciplinary.

 

Requirements: Doctorate in Philosophy, experience in teaching and research and ability to prepare proposals subsidized with external funds.

Industrial Biotechnology Program

https://www.uprm.edu/biotech

Send documentation to: Dr. Matías J. Cafaro, Coordinator
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
College of Arts and Sciences
Call Box 9000, Mayagüez P. R. 00681-9000
Phone (787) 832-4040 – Ext. 3608

Email: matias.cafaro@upr.edu

Assistant Professor in Industrial Biotechnology

Candidates for research and teaching in industrial biotechnology. The selected individual is expected to lead the Industrial Biotechnology Learning Center; will teach courses at the undergraduate level of the Program; develop new courses; mentor research students at the undergraduate level; develop an independent research program supported by external funding.

Requirements: A doctorate degree in biology, chemistry, biotechnology or related areas awarded, prior to appointment, by an accredited university. Teaching and research experience in biotechnology. Experience in the biotech industry is desirable. Knowledge in areas of specialization such as protein purification, genetic expression, downstream processes, translational research, metabolic engineering, drug design, among others is desirable. Oral and written competence in Spanish and English.

HOW TO APPLY

Open the link related to the position in which you are interested.

Send the required documents to the address specified.

Closing Date:  see Job Announcement in each link

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/I