The Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (IIR) at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey is identifying a pool of candidates to participate in a research project in the geography of Puerto Rican water systems and resilience. Applications are invited for two positions in the group of Dr. Javier A. Arce, Adjunct Researcher at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, Puerto Rico (USA). The positions will be available for 8 months. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
Type of contract: Special appointment contract (non-tenured)
This appointment does not constitute a commitment of regular, permanent employment or commitment of renewal or continuity of work. The General Regulations of the University of Puerto Rico defines in Section 30.1.4 Special Appointment as: “It will be the appointment that is granted to cover a charge or position that is paid with funds from non-university sources, whose recurrence is not guaranteed.
Contract period: From February 1 to September 30, 2019.
Salary: From 2,500 to $3,500 depending on experience and expertise.
Fringe benefits: FB include vacation and sickness leave, social security and unemployment insurance
Education, skills and expertise:
The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:
Master Degree in Geography, Ecology, Anthropology or other fields related to Environmental Studies. Candidates should have the ability to work independently and in rural environments collecting social and environmental data. For this purpose, they require to own a car and be willing to make site visits to rural locations in Puerto Rico. Experience in training and supervising undergraduate students is a plus. Ideally the candidates will have some basic knowledge of GIS.
The selected persons will work on collecting and analyzing ethnographic and environmental information both in the field and in a computer lab at the UPR Cayey. Both the geographic and ethnographic information collected will be related to water management and watershed composition. Other specific duties will be discussed at the interview.
How to apply:
Prospective candidates should include the following documents in their application:
. i) a cover letter clearly indicating the criteria they meet,
. ii) a page long statement of research interests,
. iii) curriculum vitae, and
. iv) contact information (e-mail, postal address and phone number) of three professional references.
Any enquiries can be sent to Dr. Javier A. Arce-Nazario: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer.