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Universidad de la Costa (CUC)
Director of the Department of Natural Sciences
Universidad de la Costa (CUC)
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Published: 12 days ago
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Location: Barranquilla, Colombia
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Director of the Department of Natural Sciences

I. POSITION IDENTIFICATION

NAME OF THE POSITION:  Director of the Department of Natural Sciences

UNIT: Academic Vice-Rector

II. PURPOSE OR MISSION OF THE POSITION

Plan, organize, develop and control strategies and actions aimed at the effective development of their areas of knowledge, in the permanent search of academic excellence, using the development of science, technology and culture to achieve it.

III. RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Develop  the institutional education project policies

2. Implement the strategies of development plans in the ongoing quest for excellence

3. Promote the development of autonomous, responsible, innovative and interdisciplinary educational processes that enhance the capacity of analysis, inquiry, critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving in students in accordance with their level of training

4. Implement comprehensive evaluation strategies consistent with the pedagogical proposal and skills training, in order to facilitate verification of the permanent student learning

5. Promote the qualification of the teachers in charge, through processes of pedagogical updating, management English, participation in academic networks and training in masters and doctorate studies

6. Strengthen and evaluate teaching processes consistently in order to give feedback the academic curriculum.

7. Lead research projects in line for institutional research and articulated with public and private sector

8. Promote the research training consistent with the level of training

9. Keep a group of professors from the plant with the highest levels of training in accordance with the financial ability of the institution

10. Developing activities and projects of science, technology and innovation in conjunction with networks, public or private entities

11. Articulate the research work of doctorates with masters and undergraduates

12. Obtain external resources to co-finance research projects

13. Systematization of information on teaching, research and extension activities and projects to facilitate organizational learning

14. Lead generation, acquisition, transfer and appropriation of relevant knowledge to the environment by the teachers in charge

15. Make visible the knowledge generated by the teachers in charge in order to increase their rates of citations

16. Lead the creation processes of undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs that strengthen the research and extension processes

17. Lead the processes of self-evaluation and self-regulation

18. Promote an international vision in the professors in charge

19. Practice teaching, research and extension

20. Perform other responsibilities established by law, the statutes or internal regulations or which are assigned, commissioned or delegated by competent authority to do this and which are consistent with the level, type and degree of employment held.

IV. REQUIREMENTS

  • Professional in areas of Natural Sciences.
  • PhD in areas related to Natural Sciences
  • Experience in university teaching minimum of four (4) years.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in specific professional area: Natural Sciences
  • Experience in the development of investigative processes in the area of Natural Sciences
  • SCOPUS H-index > = 1 - > = 4
  • Management of English B1, with certificate of adequacy, measured by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Management of Spanish language.
  • Skills: resistance to adversity, communication, work in equipment, establishment of relations, orientation to results, capacity analysis, decision-making, orientation to the customer, identification with the company, address, Leadership, planning and organization.

V. V. CONTRACTUAL CONDITIONS

Type of contract: Indefinite term.

Salary allocation: $2000 - US $3300 / 1746,59-2881,87 € (depending on investigative experience and background in administrative positions)

Bonuses:

  • Bonus for concept of students enrolled in the programs of postgraduate courses attached to their faculty up to 2% on the value of income received.
  • Bonus in respect of results obtained in the test know Pro, equivalent to 5% of the MINIMUM LEGAL MONTHLY WAGE (MLMW) by each student dependants programs have presented evidence in the immediately preceding year. This bonus will only pay based on those students of academic programs that have exceeded the national average for the same discipline in the generic skills of critical reading and writing, quantitative reasoning, citizenship skills.
  • Bonuses by concept of accreditation of high quality of the academic program to charge or renewal shall be paid an annual bonus of 5 (MLMW).
  • Bonuses in respect of publication of articles of high impact ranging from 1.50 (MLMW)  to 11 (MLMW).
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