JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Facultad de Agronomía y Sistemas Naturales
Natural Resources Career
Associate/Assistant Professor position in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473575
Date Posted: 02/01/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Associate/Assistant Professor position in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Santiago, Metropolitana, CHILE
JEL Classification: Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Nature Conservation Economics
Climate Change Economics
Ecological Economics
Economics of Socioecological Transition.
Salary Range: 26,000 - 38,000 per year
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The College of Agriculture and Natural Systems at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile seeks highly motivated candidates for a full-time Associate/Assistant Professor position in Environmental and Ecological Economics. The candidate chosen for this position will be a part of a highly experienced, diverse, and multifaceted team whose mission is to develop a new academic program in Natural Resources Engineering.

The ideal candidate would be a systems level thinker with strong quantitative skills. We are seeking an individual who would use these skills to research and quantify environmental and ecological economics problems. The candidate must have the ability to engage in existing research programs and to develop independent and innovative research on environmental and natural resource economics. Desirable expertise includes some or several of the following areas: nature conservation economics, climate change economics, ecological economics; policy making and efficient resource allocation; cost efficiency of nature based solutions; economics of environmental impacts; economics of socioecological transition. The successful candidate is expected to teach at least two undergraduate courses for natural resource engineering students and at least one graduate course related to the candidate's specific skills. One of the undergraduate courses is Introduction to Natural Resource Economics, and the second is a midlevel course in environmental and natural resource economics; all courses must be taught in Spanish.

The candidate is also expected to lead a research program within this area, being responsible for planning research activities and reporting to interested parties and scientific peers. Analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of findings will be done in the form of reports, presentations, and publications in scientific journals according to the standards set by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Minimum/ Required Qualifications
1. Ph.D. in economics, natural resource economics, ecological economics, or similar at the date of appointment.

2. Demonstrated potential to develop a high-quality academic research program in the areas of her/his expertise.

3. Commitment to high-quality teaching and mentoring students at undergraduate and graduate level, promoting and enhancing diversity.

4. Excellent communication and team work skills

5. Evidence of research productivity.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Evidence of ability to develop theoretical and applied research.

2. Experience in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.

3. Strong record of obtaining external funding.

4. Relevant experience in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2023

Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to equal opportunities, to the construction of an inclusive, diverse, and fraternal community, and to the promotion of the academic development of women and men. A person of foreign nationality who applies from abroad, in case of being selected for the position, will be required to have the corresponding visa obtained from the consulate in their country of origin in order to be incorporated into the academic staff of the University.

Special Instructions to Applicants

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1. A cover letter addressing your qualifications and aspirations, explicitly identifying how they relate to the specific duties and responsibilities described in the position description.

2. A three-page curriculum vitae (CV);

3. A two-page teaching statement that specifically addresses the candidate’s commitment to fostering student success and teaching strategies.

4. A two-page research statement;

5. A list of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

6. Two letters of recommendation with the names and contact information (email, telephone and mail) as they may be contacted by the search committee.

7. Copy of doctoral degree

Please send your completed application to Professor Francisco Meza ( incorporating in the subject “Postulación cargo académico Economía Recursos Naturales”.

Inquiries can be directed to Professor Francisco Javier Meza. ( before the application deadline

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/31/2024
Reference Instructions:
Please send your reference letters to Professor Francisco Meza ( incorporating in the subject “Reference letter for natural resource economics position”.
Application Instructions:
Please send your completed application to Professor Francisco Meza ( incorporating in the subject “Postulación cargo académico Economía Recursos Naturales”.