Call for Applications for Research
Professor Positions

The University of Chiapas (UNACH), through its Academic Directorate, under the 2014-2018 Academic Plan and in the interest of maintaining the quality standards prevailing in its Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics (MCTP) and to comply with its Strategic Plan for establishing the MCTP as a Category 2 UNESCO Centre, announces


We offer a total of 4 Professor positions in the areas of:
Theoretical Physics and Mathematics
for working at the Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics.



1.1. For Theoretical Physics positions:

a) PhD in Physics and Postdoctoral experience;
b) Experience in research in Theoretical Physics;
c) Original research in the area, published in international journals;
d) Teaching experience, preferably;
e) English proficiency.

1.2. For Mathematics positions:

a) PhD in Mathematics and Postdoctoral experience;
c) Experience in Research in Pure Mathematics, Biomathematics, Ecological Modelling, Dynamical Systems or Mathematics applied to climate change;
c) Original research in the area, published in international journals;
d) Teaching experience, preferably;
e) English proficiency.

In the case of a foreign selected candidate, MCTP will provide support for obtaining the visa.


The positions are offered by UNACH, under the umbrella of the MoU signed with the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), for the creation of the MCTP.

2.1 The employment contracts are for 4 years, renewable. The contracts will be signed annually.

2.2 The initial monthly salary, after taxes, is of $40,000.00 (forty thousand) Mexican pesos (around 2700 US dollars, at the time of the opening of this call). The salary is expected to increase rapidly, when joining the National System of Researchers (SNI). Members of SNI receive an economic stimulus, additional to their salary, depending on their CV.

2.3 Selected candidates should perform their own research at MCTP, participate in its teaching program, propose and carry out research and academic activities for the benefit of young researchers and students of the Mesoamerican region, apply for research grants to the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT), including joining the National System of Researchers (SNI).


To participate in the selection process, the applicant must

3.1. Complete the online application form at apply here

3.2 Submit to a folder containing the following documents in English and PDF format:

  a) Curriculum vitae;
  b) Summary of a Research Project;
  c) Request to three well known professors to send letters
      of recommendation, via email, to


July 6th, 2015 at 24:00, Mexican time (GMT-6)


Applications will be examined by the Scientific Council of the Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics, whose decision is final.
All applicants will be informed about the results of the selection process, not later than September 18th, 2015.


Envisaged contract starting date: November 16th, 2015.

UNACH is a socially responsible/equal opportunity employer and educator.
Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

For additional information please email to:

UNACH/MCTP, Ciudad Universitaria
Carretera Emiliano Zapata Km. 4,
Real del Bosque (Terán).
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México.
C. P. 29050
Teléfono 52 (961) 617-80-00
Ext. 8200 y 1380
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