HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (IPICYT) is a
two-year old federally funded interdisciplinary research center in San Luis
Potosi, on the central plateau of Mexico. The research center consists of five
research departments, 1) Advanced Materials, 2) Applied Mathematics and
Computational Systems, 3) Economic Geology, 4) Environmental Engineering and
Natural Resource Management, and 5) Molecular Biology. IPICYT offers a Master
and PhD program in 1) Molecular Biology and 2) Applied Sciences. For more
information and details on individual Departments and the postgraduate programs
please visit our webpage at http://www.ipicyt.edu.mx
The Department of Environmental Engineering and Natural Resource Management
focuses on environmental research in natural and urban areas. The Department is
strategically pursuing a course to develop interdisciplinary research directions
to meet current and future challenges of solving complex local and global
environmental problems related to anthropogenically induced environmental changes.
We seek an innovative and dynamic leader to direct the Department of
Environmental Engineering and Natural Resource Management to integrate
biological, hydrological, atmospheric, economic, and social sciences as well as
environmental engineering, environmental planning and urban ecology in novel
ways to solve both 1) complex natural resource management issues in the arid
lands of the "Altiplano Potosino" and in the temperate and tropical ecosystems
of the region, and 2) urban contamination issues in future megacities like San
Luis Potosi, respectively.
We seek a highly qualified and motivated individual with a PhD degree in a
scientific field related to environmental studies, and a demonstrated
understanding of environmental issues related to natural resource management and
The successful applicant is expected to provide:
- Experience in managing and developing environmental research, environmental
management programs or urban environmental planning. The candidate must
demonstrate a profound knowledge of environmental issues facing different
environmental management disciplines or approaches (e.g., biogeochemistry of
terrestrial ecosystems, land-atmosphere interactions, ecosystem management,
restoration ecology, conservation biology, urban planning, soil, air and water
quality management, natural systems engineering, environmental impact analysis,
environmental quality modeling) currently in use to address these problems.
- Evidence of scientific leadership, such as a record of peer-reviewed
publications in international journals. In addition, the applicant must
demonstrate strong and effective administrative experience at a national-and/or
international level of scientific research or in environmental management
- Demonstrated success in managing and guiding large research programs with
- Experience in participating, managing or organizing multidisciplinary research
teams and a strong appreciation of interdisciplinary approaches;
- Management approaches that foster high staff morale and support a working
environment promoting applied and basic research;
- Demonstrably strong interpersonal, collaborative, and written and oral
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
APPLICATION / REVIEW PROCESS
Applications should include a statement of interest describing relevant
qualifications, curriculum vitae, publications list, and the names and contact
information of at least three professional references.
Please send these materials to:
Dr. José Luis Morán-López
Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
Apdo. Postal Tangamanga 3-74
78231 San Luis Potosí, S.L.P.
Applications will be received until April 15, 2003 or until the position is filled.
For more information on this position, please contact Dr. Marcial Bonilla,
Academic Director at mbonilla at ipicyt.edu.mx, Tel. +52 444 833 5409, FAX: +52 444