Faculty position open for Nanotechnology / Materials Science

The Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP), a private institution of high learning in Mexico is searching for a candidate for a recently open position in Nanoscience, nanotechnology or materials science.

This is the information:


Academic Positions

Vacancy Notice


Title: Full-time professor

Field of Knowledge:  PhD in Nanotechnology, Materials Science

Organizational Unit: School of Sciences, Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences.

Primary location: Universidad de las Américas Puebla at San Andrés Cholula, Puebla. México.

URL: www.udlap.mx

Type of contract: Fixed term

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Fringe benefits: Health insurance, pension and retirement benefits.

Teaching load: 6-8 courses per year, depending on research productivity.


Overview of the functions of the position

The applicant will teach, conduct research and advise in his/her area(s) of expertise. Essential responsibilities include:

  • To teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and lead instructional activities specified in the approved curriculum and in the faculty bylaws. These activities include lecturing, leading seminars, individual and group tutoring, writing and correcting exams, correcting papers and reports and conducting and supervising evaluation activities;
  • To participate in departmental and school activities, including meetings, committees, course and program evaluation, curriculum development, and grant preparation;
  • To provide academic support and advising to students;
  • To participate in calls for research proposals;
  • To participate in inter-institutional and/or interdisciplinary research projects linked to regional and national companies and/or to internationally recognized institutions;
  • To participate in the National System of Researchers (SNI - Sistema Nacional de Investigadores) or the National System of Art Creators (SNCA - Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte);
  • To publish research achievements or artistic creation projects.
  • To undertake cutting edge research in order to contribute to the intellectual mission of the university and to the consolidation of the Doctoral programs and their corresponding research lines;


Required qualifications


  • Advanced university degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Nanotechnology or materials science.

Description: Experience in a field related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, particularly with strong teachers, experimental and research skills in the areas of Materials Chemistry, Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials, Molecular Engineering, Materials Simulation and/or Nanomedicine, among others; the candidate should also have previous experience in academic verifiable, creative and research activities as well as strong leadership in their profession.

Teaching experience in: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, material science, nanomaterials, nanobiotechnology, material nanotechnology, nanotechnology and society.

Research Areas: Synthesis and characterization of new materials (nanomaterials) with biomedical, environmental and/or energy applications   


Work Experience

  • At least 3 years of relevant scientific research experience at the national and international levels.
  • At least 3 years of undergraduate or graduate teaching.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and management of research projects.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in the field of expertise.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of research projects in the field of expertise.


  • Ability to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Excellent analytical skills. Ability to collect, summarize and analyze information from various sources. Proven ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary and international environment.
  • Capacity to build and maintain partnerships with internal and external institutions and companies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on technical and scientific issues in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.


  • English and Spanish.


Desirable qualifications

Work Experience

  • Proven experience in teaching and/or mentoring undergraduate or graduate students.


Posting date: August 02nd, 2016

The University will contact you as soon as the process concludes

Position to start: Spring 2017 semester


Application instructions:

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) and three letters of recommendation to the Office for Research and Graduate Studies: direccion.investigacion@udlap.mx and eugenio.sanchez@udlap.mx


Miguel Ángel Méndez-Rojas, Ph.D.

Profesor e Investigador de Tiempo Completo,

Coordinador del Programa de Nanotecnología e Ingeniería Molecular

Departamento de Ciencias Químico-Biológicas



Teléfono: +52(222) 229 2607   Edificio: CN  Oficina: 208-F


Facebook: /universidaddelasamericaspuebla

Twitter: @udlap

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