The National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) asked professors to look for work in an educational institution, and conditioned their permanence as “Staff of Catedra Conacyt” to meet this requirement.
Through social networks, academics shared the fragment of a document they received from the Council that indicates as part of the obligations of the Guidelines for the Staff of the Conacyt Chair “the one related to seeking their labor insertion in the Receiving Institution or in any other”.
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It also indicates that the permanence of the Conacyt Chair Staff in the program will be conditioned “to the satisfactory result of the evaluation to which this fraction refers.”
#BuscoTrabajo PhD in Sociology. SNI 1. Specialist in sociology of armed groups, criminal violence and drug policy. Experience in research, teaching, linking and dissemination. Professor @Conacyt_MX
But, to keep my job I have to look for a job.?? pic.twitter.com/7j5WxOj12S
— Edgar Guerra (@EdgarGuerraB) September 15, 2021
Some academics, most of them members of the National System of Researchers (SNI), shared their work profiles through Twitter with the tag #BuscoTrabajo.
#BuscoTrabajo. I have a PhD in Social Sciences and I specialize in anthropology of violence and justice, feminist and collaborative methodologies and spismologies. I am currently a professor @Conacyt_MX and to keep my job I have to look for a job pic.twitter.com/F5p7qhGOz6
— Carolina Robledo (@carolate_late) September 15, 2021
According to the guidelines of the program, its objective is “to promote the participation of humanists, scientists, technologists and innovators in the execution of the State policy articulated by the Federal Government through Conacyt, and to facilitate their labor insertion in research centers and higher education institutions of the public sector, as well as dependencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration.”
Animal Político consulted the National Council of Science and Technology about the complaints expressed on social networks about the Conacyt Chairs program, without issuing a position until the moment of publication.
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