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Position for Visiting professor in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation


The Graduate Program in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (acronym “PPG-ECB” in Brazil) of the Federal University of Mato Grosso- Brazil invites applications for 4 years, non-tenure track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The candidate should demonstrate to be productive in the area Ecology and/or Biological Conservation. We expect the hired visiting professor complement and engage with current academic staff and research groups within our Program in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation. The duties and responsibilities of the visiting professor should include to conduct original research, to teach classes in the PPG-ECB and to advise Master and PhD students. The classes taught can be in Portuguese, Spanish or in English.




Ph.D. in Ecology or Biodiversity Conservation or correlated area.

Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching. Commitment to working with a diverse student body.

Effective communication skills (both written and oral).

Ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty and diverse groups of students across courses and research groups.

Proved productivity in his area with high impact published studies.




This is a 48 month position. The position does not lead to academic tenure. Salary will be paid monthly in the Brazilian Reais (R$). The gross salary is R$16,284.56 (net salary about R$ 11.500,00). Is important to note that the salary will not be corrected by the current exchange.




The candidate will apply for a Simplified selection process for foreign temporary visiting professor position. The registration period: 05/06 to 20/06/2018. The inscriptions will be made by e-mail, [log in to unmask].

At the moment of the appliance, the candidate should send:

1 – Copy of the PhD Certificate

2 – Copy of CV filled in the Lattes model. Lattes CV is a demand for any researcher active in Brazil. With you don’t have it, please visit the domain: , choose the language (Portuguese, English or Spanish) and fill the CV model.  Please save and send the COMPLETE version of CV.

3 – Passport or foreign ID (If is resident in Brazil)

4 – A cover letter (including motivation, interests and clearly declaring availability to move to Cuiabá)

5 – A simplified research project for the period, focusing on research goals, feasibility, collaboration with local staff, and potential funding

6 – A plan describing which courses you can teach in undergraduate and graduate program (courses should be in any subject of Ecology and/or Evolution and/or Conservation Science)



Fernando Z. Vaz-de-Mello
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Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, 
Instituto de Biociencias, Departamento de Biologia e Zoologia.
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78060-900 - Cuiaba, MT
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