Researcher position at the Computer Science Department of CINVESTAV-IPN

Computer  Science  Department


Two positions in Computer Science

The Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Cinvestav after its name in Spanish), which is the top public research center in Mexico, has two positions for full-time researchers in Computer Science to be filled for the Computer Science Department located at Mexico City.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in Computer Science (or a related field) and an outstanding research record, or a very good potential to develop an outstanding research career. Candidates from all areas of computer science are welcome to apply. Both junior and senior researchers are encouraged to apply for a position. The type of appointment in turn could be as an Assistant or as an Associate Professor. The salary is competitive and varies depending on the curriculum of the candidate (note that research experience is emphasized over teaching experience).

The candidate is expected to have a light teaching load (one graduate-level class per term), so that he/she can concentrate mostly on research activities. Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish, as they can teach in English.

CINVESTAV-IPN is the most important public research center in Mexico, with 645 full-time researchers and the second highest scientific productivity (per researcher) of the country (only after UNAM, which is the largest university in Mexico). The Computer Science Department offers both a MSc and a PhD program in Computer Science (CINVESTAV-IPN only offers graduate programs). Both programs are included in the National Graduate Program certification from CONACyT, which means that all our Mexican full-time students receive a stipend scholarship from the Federal Government (no tuition is required for Mexican students).

The Computer Science Department of CINVESTAV-IPN currently has 17 full-time researchers and about 70 graduate students.  

Interested candidates must send (via email to: the following information (as a single PDF file):

1) A detailed curriculum vitae that clearly indicates the publications in international journals (highlighting the papers in journals included in the Journal Citations Report), and a list of MSc and PhD graduates (if any). The candidate should also include a copy of the three papers that he/she considers as the most representative of his/her research. Note that papers published in the Lecture Notes series from Springer will not be considered as JCR papers.

2) A research statement that briefly (no more than 1 page) describes the sort of research that the candidate has done so far and his/her research plan in case of being hired.

3) A teaching statement that briefly (no more than 1 page) describes the sort of graduate-level courses (in computer science) that the candidate can teach (and has taught in the past, in case of having teaching experience).

4) The names and contact information (postal address, phone and fax number, and email) of 3 references.

The screening of candidates will start at the end of June and the position is expected to be filled by the end of 2017.

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For further information about this call, please contact:

Dr. Francisco Rodríguez-Henríquez
Chair, Computer Science Department
Av. IPN No. 2508
Col. San Pedro Zacatenco. 07300 Mexico City MEXICO
Tel: +52 (55) 5747 3800 x 6564
Fax: +52 (55) 5747 3757