Development of New Mining Resources

The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of “Development of New Mining Resources” at the Department of Mining Engineering.

Duties: The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), conducting research, providing external services and carrying out administrative tasks in the area. The candidates should have knowledge of the mine value chain in mining operations, specifically in geosciences, minerals deposits genesis, economic geology, mine geology, and also be competent in areas related to mining, such as design, planning and management. Complementing the previous requirements, it is necessary for the applicant to know about mineral markets and public mining policies that will allow the generation and adaptation of solutions to the new challenges in the industry and society.

Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in related areas. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively; some international experience is also desirable. Candidates do not need to know Spanish at the time of applying, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to begin teaching in it in the short term.

Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and a strong vocation for all aspects of academic life, be highly motivated to continuously improve their teaching skills, have a genuine interest in getting involved with our graduate programs (specially the doctoral program) and be able to develop and maintain an active research agenda (publications, research grants, etc.).

Application instructions

Candidates should submit the following documents to (in the email subject line, please put: “New Mining Resources”; see note A) by July 31st, 2017 (late applications may be considered until the position is filled).

  1. Research statement (in Spanish or English) indicating immediate and long term goals for your research plan. Detail potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
  2. Teaching statement of purpose (in Spanish or English) indicating why you should be considered for the position and your plans for teaching. Be as specific as possible, e.g. giving examples of how you aim to transfer your knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. An up-to-date curriculum vitae (in Spanish or English, note B).
  4. Copies of the candidate’s five most recent ISI publications, if available. Otherwise, include any articles considered relevant in the context of the application (see note C ).
  5. In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed directly by the signatories to
Note A:
You will get an response from this email address confirming that your documents have been received.
Note B:
The CV must be organized as follows:i. Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).

ii. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught, years).

iii. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).

iv. Education: list of all degrees or professional titles obtained indicating granting institutions and dates, beginning with your secondary school diploma. If you are currently enrolled in a doctoral program, indicate when you expect to obtain the degree.

v. Research:

a. List of journal publications indexed in Thomson Reuters (see note C).

b. List of other publications such as reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects participated in, patents, etc.

vi. Other: prizes and awards, computer skills, languages, any other background information that you consider relevant.

Note C:
Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as non included in Thomson Reuters database journals, conference presentations and the like. To check whether a journal is included in Thomson Reuters database (ex ISI) master list, visit the following web site:

Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months and informed whether or not his/her application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to give a lecture on his/her current research topics and attend interviews with faculty members of the Department of Mining Engineering, the Dean of the School of Engineering and the Selection Committee.

Further information

Additional information may be obtained by e-mailing the Department Chairman,