Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
Faculty Opening / Public Administration Division
CIDE Región Centro in Aguascalientes
1. About the position
CIDE is advertising for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Public Administration Division, based in our central region campus in the city of Aguascalientes. We welcome candidates with background in public administration, public policy, economics, political science, and other related fields in the social sciences. The Public Administration Division is especially interested in research related to health policy, public budget and public finance, public management, public administration, and public policy.
CIDE is an internationally-recognized public research center specialized in the social sciences, offering high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. Salaries are competitive and the usual teaching load is one course per semester. Additional bonuses for research and publishing productivity are offered. There are a number of mechanisms to support and fund research, including participation in applied research projects with additional remuneration. Furthermore, once hired by CIDE, the selected candidates may request admission to the National Researchers System of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) in Mexico, which offers additional monetary rewards and research funding to its members. Conacyt is the Mexican equivalent to the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
2. About the candidates
Candidates should have a strong academic background and interest in empirical research. They should also be committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. These mentorship activities include graduate student supervision. Candidates should preferably have already demonstrated ability to publish in internationally-recognized peer-reviewed outlets. Applicants should demonstrate ability to carry out top-notch research projects resulting in high-level published work. They should also be open to engaging in collaborative and interdisciplinary work, and show an interest in positioning
him/herself as a national reference in his/her research area in the medium term. Participation in dissemination and institutional development activities is also expected.
This is an open-rank search, whereby status as tenured, tenure-track, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor will be awarded on the basis of his/her publishing record, teaching experience, academic status and Spanish language fluency. We expect candidates to hold a doctorate. Applications from candidates without the PhD in hand will only be considered if they include a letter from the chair of the committee stating a date for the defense of the doctoral dissertation. The latter should occur at the latest before January 2017. Applicants are expected to be fluent in Spanish, or sign a letter whereby the candidate commits to be able to teach in Spanish within 12 months from hiring. If a foreign candidate is chosen, CIDE will provide assistance to obtain the necessary work permits and visas for the candidate and his/her dependents.
3. How to apply:
Applicants should send the following documents in PDF format, before May 15th, 2016, to the following email addresses: comite.seleccion@cide.edu and wendolyn.veana@cide.edu.
- Curriculum Vitae accompanied by a cover letter.
- Research and teaching plan for the next three years (no longer than three pages).
- Previous teaching evaluations or a written reference of teaching capacity.
- A recent writing sample, representative of the applicant´s capacity for research and analysis. The candidate should preferably be the sole author. Refereed journal articles are strongly encouraged as writing samples.
- Candidates not yet holding a PhD degree should also submit the latest version of their doctoral dissertation, and specify the expected date of degree conferral.
- Three recent letters of recommendation. In the case of doctoral candidates, one of these letters should come from the PhD dissertation advisor.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than May 30th to schedule a job talk/seminar and interviews with professors of the Public Administration Division, to take place at CIDE Santa Fe in Mexico City, between June 1st and 15th (therefore, shortlisted candidates should be available to travel to Mexico City within these dates). In the seminar, candidates will present the writing sample submitted in the application. CIDE will pay/reimburse candidates for travel expenses. Decisions will be announced during the first week of July 2016.
CIDE is an institution committed with equal opportunity, gender equity and the promotion of diversity. For this reason, female applicants are especially welcome.
For further information, please write to comite.seleccion@cide.edu or contact Wendolyn Veana by email (wendolyn.veana@cide.edu) or phone (+52 55 5727 9800, extension number 2302).