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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
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Convocatorias / 05/04/2018

Director, Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF) Universidad EAFIT, Colombia

​Universidad EAFIT invites applications for a Director for the Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), a full-time tenure track professor with salary and rank open, dependent on the qualifications of the applicant.

​Job Description 

Organization: Universidad EAFIT, School of Economics and Finance 

Job title: Director, Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF) - Associate/Full Professor 

Location: Medellin, Colombia 

Department: School of Economics and Finance 

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2018


Universidad EAFIT’s School of Economics and Finance ranks among the top 12% in South America and is considered one of the best in Colombia, according to the Ideas/RePEC international ranking. It comprises the Economics and Finance Departments. 

The Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF) is fed from the scientific production of the Department of Economics and Finance, and it comprises two recognized research groups. The Economics and the Firm Group conducts research in the areas of macroeconomic analysis, economic conditions, public sector economics, education economics, labor economics, impact evaluation, industrial organization and economic regulation. The Finance and Banking Group performs research in corporate finance, financial engineering, financial markets, microfinance, firm valuation and derivatives, risk and investment management. 

The Director will report to the Dean and be part of the School’s senior management team. The duties of the Director will be combined with those of an academic member of faculty. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Developing a strategy to manage and oversee the quality, quantity and impact of research and consultancy  
  • Mentoring junior professors and researchers 
  • Supporting Universidad EAFIT’s international cooperation projects 
  • Overseeing the School’s research resources, as well as their impact 
  • Organizing academic and policy events. 

The candidate should be able to develop a strong research agenda and may teach Master´s and Ph.D. level courses. 

Hiring Conditions 

Type of contract: Fixed-term employment contract for a year. The contract is likely to be extended for another year or changed to an indefinite post once academic tenure is granted, upon compliance with the requirements established in Universidad EAFIT's Faculty Statute. 

Full-time/Part-time: Full-time 

Place of work: Universidad EAFIT, Medellin main campus, with occasional short trips to other cities and/or countries.


1. Graduate degree: Ph.D. in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, or Finance. Degrees obtained abroad must be recognized under the current Colombian regulations (Ministry of National Education Resolution 06950 of May 2015). This requirement can be met after the candidate has been hired and is already residing and working in Colombia.

2. Five-year teaching experience as full-time professor at a higher education institution of national or international recognition; otherwise, a minimum of seven (7) years of professional or research experience.

3. Demonstrate the development of at least seven (7) products in Economics or Finances in the last four (4) years. These developments must have been indexed and published on the WoS or Scopus databases.

Required Documents 

To participate in the selection process, applicants must submit the documents listed below attesting compliance with the aforementioned requirements: 

  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) 
  • Copy of graduate degree certificates 
  • Certification on the university academic or professional experience related to the academic area. 
  • Evidence of intellectual/scientific production in the last 4 years 

Certificate of a second language proficiency. The available openings are open field. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. All interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references to be contacted to the email address: 

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