Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Areas to Apply

The School of Engineering is seeking applicants for a faculty position in different areas.

  • FACULTY POSITIONS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide, invites candidates to apply for three full-time faculty positions in the Electrical Engineering Department. Outstanding candidates in all areas of Electrical Engineering are encouraged to apply.

    Duties

    High-quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new positions should conduct teaching, research, and technological innovation activities in any area related to Electrical Engineering.

    The selected candidates are expected to develop a strong externally funded research program, support doctoral programs, and teach three courses per year in the Electrical Engineering Department.

     

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D., preferably in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School, the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

    Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in this language in the short term (two years maximum). English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and the public good of the institution. They must be highly motivated to continuously improve their teaching skills, have a genuine interest in getting involved with our graduate programs, and be able to develop and maintain an active research agenda leading to high-quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate must teach undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the Electrical Engineering Department. They will also be expected to create new courses.

    If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence, to join the University faculty.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty positions in Electrical Engineering; see note A) by September 30th, 2023 (late applications will be considered until the positions are filled).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the positions and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students. The applicant should list undergraduate and graduate courses she/he is willing to teach.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.
    Note A:
    The applicant will get a response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:i. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).ii.Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.iii.Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).iv.Professional experience (employer, duties, years).v.Research:

     a. List of Web of Science journal publications (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: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.

    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations and alike.

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing to mnegrete@ing.puc.cl

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe to the Code of Ethics that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1)     Interviews/Seminar:

    1. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)
    2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering
    3. Interview with the Selection Committee
    4. Psychological Interview

    2)     Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Selection Committee

    3)     Approval by the Faculty Council

    4)     The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is typically around two months.

  • FACULTY POSITION IN AUTOMATION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AND DATA SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading academic institutions in Latin America, ranked first in QS Latin America University Ranking 2022, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of automation, artificial intelligence, and data science in civil engineering.

    Duties

    High-quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Upon progress in the academic career, expected additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position should conduct teaching (3 courses per year), research, and technological innovation activities in any area related to automation, artificial intelligence, and/or data science. The activities in these areas must be in the realm of Civil Engineering, and applied to various challenges faced in the context of the lifecycle of civil engineering projects and industry. Some of these challenges may relate to the following topics:

    • Construction Engineering and Management: the topics of interest in this field include, but are not limited to, machine learning (ML) applied to computer vision (e.g., automatically interpreting video data coming from jobsite web cameras, in order to recognize the type of work being done, assess productivity, identify safety risks, and inform work progress, among other tasks), data analysis (e.g., to improve risk analysis, predictive analytics, equipment and material management, construction planning, cost estimates, and process optimization), applications of AI and ML to Construction Engineering processes (e.g., automation of construction equipment, reduction of the need for construction labor and their exposure to dangerous and tedious work, and reduction of work variability), among others.
    • Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering: the topics of interest in this field include, but are not limited to, distributed and remote sensing technologies for continuous surveying and understanding the ecosystems of the earth and socio-environmental processes that are key for framing, designing, and executing civil engineering projects. Within this area, the successful candidate should be able to apply data science to improve natural hazard assessment, risk evaluations, or environmental analysis in engineering projects.
    • Structural and Geotechnical Engineering: the topics of interest in this field include, but are not limited to, the combined use of Non-Destructive Techniques (NDT) — such as Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS) and photogrammetry — interferometry of synthetic aperture radar imaging, artificial intelligence (AI) for digital twin development, automatic damage detection and distributed sensing, material characterization, data driven risk and resilience analysis of complex systems, data analytics of structural and geotechnical hazards, empirical evaluation of complex system fragilities and system functionalities, health monitoring and control of structures such as bridges, buildings, ports, dams, tailings dams, slopes, tunnels, etc.

    The selected candidate is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program, participate of existing master and doctoral programs, and teach in average three courses per year. Two of these courses have to belong to the data science program taught by the computer science department, and the third course should be related to theory or applications in Civil Engineering according to the candidate’s expertise.

     Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D., preferably in topics of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems, Data Science, and/or have demonstrable expertise in these fields with applications to the Civil Engineering topics mentioned above. Due to the nature of this Faculty Position, the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the Civil Engineering disciplines. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

    Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in this language in a maximum of two years. English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and the public good of the institution. They must be highly motivated to continuously improve their teaching skills, have a genuine interest in getting involved with our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, and be able to develop and maintain an active research agenda leading to high-quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence, to join the University faculty.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty Position in Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science in Civil Engineering; see note A) by November 30th, 2023 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C)

     

    Note A:
    The applicant will get an automatic response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).
    2. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.
    3. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).
    4. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).
    5. Research:

    a.      List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).

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

    1. Other: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.
    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations and alike.

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe the Code of Ethics that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

     Appendix 1. Application steps

    • Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with faculty members of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with the Search Committee
      3. Psychological Interview
      4. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)

    These interviews and presentation are generally carried out within a week.

    • Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Search Committee
    • Approval the candidate by the School Council
    • The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is around two months.

  • JOINT POSITION AT THE INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING AND THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

    The Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering (IMC) and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (DIIS) of the School of Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) are offering a full-time professor position at the assistant or associate level. The primary affiliation of a successful candidate will be at the IMC.

    We welcome applications from highly qualified candidates with strong publication records and excellent teaching skills. The successful applicant should preferably develop methodological tools in the areas of Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Game Theory, Optimization, and/or Stochastic Processes, and apply them in some of the following areas: Economics, Finance, Operations Research, or Social Choice. A doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Operations Research or related areas is required. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The selected candidate is expected to conduct interdisciplinary research in the areas related to this call. The potential to address relevant applied problems in the industry and public sectors, among others, is also very valuable. The candidate should contribute to the Mathematical and Computational Engineering and the Industrial and Systems Engineering curriculum within the areas mentioned above. The typical teaching load is three semester-long courses a year, at the graduate or undergraduate level, where two courses shall be given within IMC and one within DIIS. For the first year, the selected candidate can opt for a reduced teaching load of only two courses. Command of Spanish is not required for applying, however, the selected candidate is expected to start teaching in Spanish in at most two years.

    About IMC

    The IMC was recently created as a joint endeavor between the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Mathematics of UC in Santiago. The Institute aims to become in the short term a leading actor in the area of applied mathematics in Latin America, by:

    • developing cutting-edge research in the area;
    • addressing complex problems in coordination with other disciplines;
    • training highly-qualified students with a solid background in science and engineering
      methods;
    • establishing collaboration networks with leading research institutions around the
      world; and
    • actively transferring knowledge to society in the form of technological development
      and outreach.

    The IMC is responsible for the Mathematical Engineering program at UC —a highly selective undergraduate program within the School of Engineering— the Master program in Mathematical and Computational Engineering, and is in the process of creating other interdisciplinary graduate programs in Mathematical and Computational Engineering leading to masters and doctoral degrees. Further information about the Institute can be found at http://imc.uc.cl

    About DIIS

    The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is one of the oldest in Chile and has made a significant contribution to the development of Industrial Engineering in the country. Many of the alumni of the Department have played an important role in the development of the Chilean industry and public policies. The Department's mission is to contribute to the social well-being and sustainable growth of organizations and society, through the training of people, the study of complex problems with innovative solutions, and expanding scientific-technological knowledge. The Department is responsible for the curriculum of Industrial Engineering at the School of Engineering, as well as an undergraduate Major program in Operations Research. Graduate studies are offered by way of a Master of Science and a Doctoral program. Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.ing.uc.cl/industrial-y-sistemas/

    About UC

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is one of the leading research and educational institutions in Latin America, consistently ranking top three in the QS University Ranking for the region, and the Engineering School and Mathematics Faculty are among the best-ranked ones in the University. As members of IMC and DIIS, the selected candidate will be able to enjoy a very active research environment, with challenging applications in several sectors, as well as being able to interact with some of the best students in Chile. Further information about UC can be found at http://www.uc.cl

    Application Instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents, in English, to vacancysearch.imc@uc.cl (in the email subject line, please write “Joint position IMC/DIIS”) by September 30th, 2023:

    • A cover letter.
    • Research statement indicating immediate and long-term goals for your research. Include details on potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    • Teaching statement indicating your teaching plans and why you should be considered for the position. Be as specific as possible, by giving examples of how you aim to transfer your knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students, and which courses you could teach.
    • An up-to-date curriculum vitae containing all relevant information.
    • In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e- mailed directly by the signatories to vacancysearch.imc@uc.cl.
    • Visa

    If selected for a position, a foreigner without permanent residency in Chile or applying from abroad will need to request a visa in the consulate of their country of origin in order to join the University’s academic staff.

    Further information

    For additional information on the positions, please write to Prof. Pablo Barceló, Director of IMC, pbarcelo@uc.cl or Tomás Reyes, Director of DIIS, threyes@uc.cl.

  • FACULTY POSITION IN WATER DESALINATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS

    The School of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Development (IDS) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time joint faculty position in the area of Water desalination technologies and systems at the Department of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering (Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental, DIHA) and the IDS. This is a joint appointment position co-funded by the Endowment program at PUC through the Chair for Water Sustainability Antofagasta Minerals (Cátedra de Sustentabilidad Hídrica Antofagasta Minerals, CSHAM). Although this call is initially intended for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at engineering undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counseling and university administrative tasks. The new position in Water desalination technologies and systems should conduct research in topics such as technologies and systems for water desalination and wastewater reuse, use of membranes and/or distillation processes, strategic topics in desalination science and technology, etc.

    Teaching

    At the undergraduate level, the candidate must develop teaching activity at both the DIHA and the IDS. Thus, the candidate should be able to teach an undergraduate course on environmental engineering or fluid mechanic. On the other hand, the undergraduate teaching activity of the candidate at the IDS should focus on teaching or co-teaching an interdisciplinary course on water resources or sustainability that would gather students from different careers at PUC. This course would cater to students from various disciplines at PUC, and will be integrated into the IDS academic program. Finally, at the graduate level, the candidate should teach an advanced course related to his or her research background. Overall, the candidate is expected to teach three courses per year, and join teaching groups according to their lines of development.

    The candidate is expected to show proactivity and a willingness to work as a team, train and supervise graduate students (Master and Doctorate) at the School of Engineering, and eventually the IDS, once graduate programs are created. Minimum goals to be achieved in the first five years are as follows: i) positive teaching evaluations; ii) graduate three MS Students; and iii) supervise two PhD. students.

    Research

    The professor is expected to apply to national and international research funds. The candidate is expected to work together with investigators from the engineering school, as well as social sciences, economics, biology, ecology and other fields different from engineering that can enhance the activity related to the water research line of the IDS. Minimum goals to be achieved within the first five years are as follows: i) lead the application to a national or international research fund embracing faculty from the DIHA and IDS; and ii) publish eight WoS articles, with two of them being with co-authored with members of DIHA and IDS.

    Knowledge transfer

    The candidate is expected to carry out applied projects with public and private entities. Three projects for knowledge transfer are expected within the first five years.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering Materials Sciences, or a related field with emphasis on water desalination science and technology, wastewater reuse, membranes and/or distillation processes, or alike, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering, and faculty members at IDS in areas such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, ecology and sociology, among others. The following are some examples of development areas highly welcomed:

    • Innovative experimental research to develop new low-cost separation processes.
    • Energy-efficient systems for robust water desalination/purification from seawater or brackish waters.
    • Investigation of the physical, chemical and electrical aspects related to water separation/purification and brine disposal.
    • Innovative methods and approaches for brine management under social and environmental constrains.

    Previous experience in teaching and research, having led or participated in research and development projects, and having an experimental/technological approach based on the fundamentals of the discipline will be positively considered. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

    If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence, to join the University faculty. Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in Spanish in the short term (two years maximum). Fluency in English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and public good of the institution. They must 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 leading to high quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Water desalination technologies and systems; see note A) by September 30th, 2023 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.
    Note A:
    The applicant will get a response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).
    2. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.
    3. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).
    4. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).
    5. Research:
      1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).
      2. List of other publications such as reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects participated in, patents, etc.
    6. Other: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.
    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations and alike.

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months after the application deadline and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, Jorge Gironás (jgironas@ing.puc.cl)

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe the Code of Ethics that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

     Appendix 1. Application steps

    • Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
      2. Interview with the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development (IDS)
      3. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
      4. Interview with the Selection Committee
      5. Psychological Interview
      6. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)

    The interviews and seminar are generally carried out within a week.

    • Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Selection Committee
    • Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council
    • The selected candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is typically around two months.

  • FACULTY POSITION IN CLEAN ENERGY AND GREEN TECHNOLOGIES

    The School of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Development (IDS) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time joint faculty position in the area of clean energy and green technologies. The position is in any field relevant for clean energy, sustainability or green technologies.

    Brief Context

    In 2021, the IPCC published a new report warning about the clear possibility of surpassing the global warming of 1.5°C in the next decades if no immediate actions are taken. The massive deployment of clean energy and its use for a sustainable development is one the keys for stopping the climate change threat. Moreover, this threat has implications and interacts with several economic, social, political, and environmental dimensions included in the sustainable development goals of the UN. Net-zero emission goals, which have been proposed in several countries, require a radical change in the way the energy is produced, transformed and used. The electrification of several economy sectors, jointly with the decarbonization of the power systems, will be needed for these purposes, especially in Chile´s mining sector – a leading driver of Chile’s economic growth. Power-to-X and other technologies can significantly contribute to these processes, but a lot more research is needed in this field. Chile has one of the best worldwide conditions for producing clean energy, considering a diversity of renewable resources, which make it a natural laboratory from where new innovative research developments can be conducted. Energy intensive process engineering technologies in chemical and mining sectors need to move on to this green paradigm as well.

    Duties

    High-quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position should conduct teaching, research, technological innovation activities, and outreach in any area related to clean energy, sustainability or green technologies. Mathematical modeling and simulation skills related to those areas are desirable.

    The selected candidate is expected to develop high quality research, support doctoral programs, and teach three courses per year related to clean energy, sustainability, or mathematical modeling related to those areas, including undergraduate and graduate courses (half of them for each academic unit).

    It is also desired that the selected candidate gets involved in some of the research and development activities leaded by the IDS and/or the UC Energy Research Center, such as the 2038 UC decarbonization plan, the UC power-to-X pilot project, or the Green Ammonia as Energy Vector initiative.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an engineering field related to clean energy, sustainability or green technologies. Due to the joint nature of the position, the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with the IDS and one or more Departments of the School of Engineering. The appointment requires the selected candidate to have half of her/his workload in each of the two units (IDS and School of Engineering), maintaining a balance regarding the contribution to both units. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

    If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence, to join the University faculty. Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in this language in the short term (two years maximum). English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and the public good of the institution. They must 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 leading to high-quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Clean Energy and Green Technologies; see note A) by September 30th, 2023 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.
    Note A:
    The applicant will get a response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).
    2. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.
    3. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).
    4. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).
    5. Research:
      1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).
      2. List of other publications such as reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects participated in, patents, etc.
    6. Other: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.
    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations and alike.

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing to Tomás Reyes, Director of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (threyes@ing.puc.cl)

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe the Code of Ethics that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    • Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
      2. Interview with the Director of the IDS
      3. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department that is closest to the candidate interests, within the School of Engineering
      4. Interview with faculty members of the IDS
      5. Interview with the Search Committee
      6. Interview with the Technical Committee (IDS and School of Engineering)
      7. Psychological Interview
      8. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and the IDS and graduated student invited)

    These interviews and presentation are generally carried out within a week.

    • Selection of the final candidate by the Technical Committee and the Search Committee
    • Approval the candidate by the School Council
    • The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is around two months.

  • Faculty Position in Mining Design

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Mine Design at the Department of Mining Engineering. Although this call is initially intended for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, applications at other level are also welcome.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at engineering undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counseling and university administrative tasks. The new position in Mine Design should conduct research in topics such as: design of sustainable mining operations, application of automation and robotics in mining, integration of renewable energy systems, mine phenomenological and/or data-based models, rock mechanics for mine design, use of artificial intelligence in mine design, etc.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Mining Engineering with emphasis on Mining Design, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering in areas such as Civil Engineering, Electric Engineering, Transport Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Systems Engineering. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

    Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in Spanish in the short term (two years maximum). Fluency in English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and public good of the institution. They must 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 leading to high quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence, to join the University faculty.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Mining Design; see note A) by September 30th, 2023 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled). 

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B). 
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl
    Note A:
    The applicant will get a response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received. 
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows: 

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any). 
    2. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree. 
    3. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years). 
    4. Professional experience (employer, duties, years). 
    5. Research: 
      1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C). 
      2. List of other publications such as reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects participated in, patents, etc. 
    6. Other: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.
    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations and alike. 

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months after the application deadline and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information 

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, Dr Juan Carlos Salas, e-mail jcsalasm@uc.cl

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in: 

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe the Code of Ethics that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1. Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Mining Engineering
      2. Interview with the Selection Committee
      3. Psychological Interview
      4. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)

           The interviews and seminar are generally carried out within a week.

    2. Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Selection Committee

    3. Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council

    4. The selected candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is typically around two months.

  • Faculty Position in APPLIED GEOPHYSICS

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Applied Geophysics at the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. Although this call is initially intended for Assistant Professor-level candidates, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome to apply.

    We are searching for exceptional candidates who integrate observations and methods from both geology and geophysics to address Earth Science questions in marine and/or terrestrial environments, with a particular focus on mineral or hydrological resource exploration purposes. Our priority is to enhance our current expertise in using observations and quantitative analysis to advance the fields of neotectonics, structural geology, paleoclimate, paleomagnetism, thermochronology, geothermal, hydrogeology, geomorphology, and margin and basin evolution. PUC is proud to offer a dynamic and supportive research environment with access to laboratories and basic geophysical instruments such as seismometers, ground-penetrating radars, geophones, and electromagnetic exploration instruments, among others.

    While we will consider candidates working anywhere at the interface between geology and geophysics, preference will be given to candidates whose research complements the ongoing Earth Science group at PUC, particularly in areas concerning solid earth resource exploration (geothermal, hydrological, and mineral), as well as geological hazards, e.g., earthquakes, tsunamis, and landslides. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in one or more of the following areas: geochronology, geomorphology, marine geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geophysics, and geophysical/geological field methods.

    Duties

    High-quality teaching and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counseling, and university administrative tasks. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the PUC Earth Science program/group and the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. Supervision of graduate students and service to the department, university, and broader disciplines are also expected.

    Requirements

    We are looking for applicants who have earned a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in the fields of geosciences, engineering, or a related discipline at the time of application. Given the collaborative nature of our School, the successful candidate should be enthusiastic about working closely with departments and research groups that align with the focus of this position. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any prior postdoctoral or international academic experiences in their application, showcasing their dedication to advancing their expertise in the field.

    While fluency in Spanish is not mandatory at the time of application, candidates must demonstrate a willingness to commit to learning the language sufficiently to teach in Spanish within a reasonable timeframe (up to two years). Proficiency in English is a mandatory requirement for this position. We value cultural diversity and aim to create an inclusive academic environment where effective communication in both English and Spanish enhances the educational experience for all.

    Applicants must exemplify a robust commitment to all facets of academic life and the public mission of PUC. They must continuously show unwavering motivation to enhance their teaching proficiency, displaying a sincere interest in active engagement with our graduate program, particularly the doctoral program. Additionally, candidates should possess the ability to cultivate and sustain a dynamic research agenda, resulting in high-quality publications, successful acquisition of research grants, and meaningful contributions to interdisciplinary projects. The ideal candidate will take the initiative in leading scientific and industry collaborations, fostering national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence to join the University faculty.

     

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Applied Geophysics; see note A) by November 30th, 2023 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least three letters of recommendation, which must be emailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.

     

    Note A:
    The applicant will get a response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).
    2. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.
    3. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught, and years).
    4. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).
    5. Research:
      1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).
      2. List of other publications such as reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects participated in, patents, etc.
    6. Other: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.
    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations, etc.

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months after the application deadline and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Professor Christian Ledezma (cledezma@uc.cl).

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, hiring a female academic should be favored in case of equal academic merits.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in the following:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe to the Code of Ethics, which can be found at https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1) Interviews/Seminar:

    1. Interview with the Selection Committee
    2. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
    3. Psychological Interview
    4. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)

    The interviews and seminar are generally carried out within a week.

    2) Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Selection Committee

    3) Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council

    4) The selected candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is typically around two months.

  • Faculty Position in Software Engineering

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading academic institutions in Latin America, ranked first in QS Latin America University Ranking 2022, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science.

    Software Engineering is the systematic application of practical methods for constructing high-quality software, with implications for both academic and industrial environments. This discipline finds its roots not only in the academic realm but also as a cornerstone of industrial advancements. Software Engineering encompasses foundational aspects like software design and quality while also embracing the vanguard areas of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

    Duties

    The selected faculty will be expected to uphold our tradition of academic excelence. This includes delivering high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Annually, the faculty typically immerse themselves in teaching three distinct courses. Two of these are foundational undergraduate courses in software engineering, such as Software Engineering and Software System Architecture, along with one graduate-level course associated with their area of research. He or she will also be expected to inspire students interested in conducting their own research projects.

    In terms of research, the successful candidate will be expected to develop their own line of research, supervise Ph.D. students, obtain relevant research funding from the public and/or private sector, and collaborate with existing research initiatives.  This activity should translate into keeping up with the current quality and quantity of publications by the faculty of the Department of Computer Science.

    Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science with emphasis on Software Engineering, at the time of hiring. Any postdoctoral or academic experience should be stated in the application. The applicant must have a high potential for scholarly productivity, proven teaching capacity, and the ability and willingness to work collaboratively in teams.

    Research experience in topics that are already being addressed by faculty members is desirable. While our canvas of research is vast, we hold in high esteem those who have dabbled in areas like cloud computing architectures, distributed systems, big data processing, and the emerging realms of empirical software engineering, software mining repositories, software visualization, and software evolution. Experience in any of the following subjects is also desirable: automation and improvement of software tests, automatic code generation and intelligent programming wizards, software development cost and time estimation, elicitation of requirements through knowledge discovery, and capturing design patterns in various environments and settings.

    Candidates from areas other than those mentioned above will be considered, provided that their research focus is Software Engineering.

    Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in this language in the short term (two years maximum). English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and the public good of the institution. They must 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 leading to high-quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty Position in Software Engineering; see note A) by January 1st, 2024. (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C)
    5. At least three letters of recommendation, which must be emailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.”

     

    Note A:
    The applicant will get a response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows: 

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).
    2. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.
    3. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).
    4. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).
    5. Research:

    a. List of Web of Science journal publications (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: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.

    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations and alike.

     

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing to the Department Chair of Computer Science Chairman, Professor Miguel Nussbaum (mn@ing.puc.cl) or  vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe the Code of Ethics that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    • Interviews/Presentation (Lecture):
      1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Computer Science
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Presentation (Lecture) (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and graduated student)

    These interviews and presentation are generally carried out within a week.

    • Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Search Committee
    • Approval the candidate by the School Council
    • The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is around two months.

  • Faculty Position in Engineering Management for Sustainable Digital Transformation

    The School of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Development (IDS) at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), one of the leading academic institutions in Latin America, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Engineering Management for Sustainable Digital Transformation. This is a joint appointment position at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and the IDS. The position is partially funded by the UC Endowment Program through the Entel Endowed Chair for Sustainable Digital Transformation. Although this call is initially intended for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student advising, and university administrative tasks. The selected applicant should conduct research and teaching in topics such as Sustainable Technology Management, Sustainable Digital Transformation, Sustainable Digital Business Models, Sustainable Technology-based Entrepreneurship, Technology-based Innovation for Sustainability, Sustainable Digital Strategy, Sustainable Digital Government, Digital Transformation for Corporate Sustainability, among others.

    Teaching

    At the undergraduate level, the candidate should develop teaching activity at both the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the IDS. In particular, the course at the IDS should cater to students from various disciplines and programs at UC. At the graduate level, the candidate is expected to teach an advanced course related to his or her research background. A successful applicant would teach three courses per year, and advise Master and PhD students at the School of Engineering, and eventually at the IDS.

    Research

    The selected candidate is expected to apply to national and international research grants, and publish in high quality journals.  Additionally, a successful applicant is expected to work together with researchers from engineering, as well as from other fields, such as social science, economics, management, or natural sciences, that can enhance the activity related to research lines of the IDS.

    Knowledge transfer

    Carrying out applied projects with public and private entities is desirable.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Management, Organization, Innovation, Strategy, or related disciplines with emphasis on Sustainable Digital Transformation, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of the position the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering and the IDS in areas such as Sustainable Digital Transformation, Digital Transformation, Sustainable Development, Corporate Sustainability, Sustainability, among others.

    Previous experience in teaching and research, and having led or participated in research and development projects based on the fundamentals of the discipline will be positively considered. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

    Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in Spanish in the short term (two years maximum). Fluency in English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and the common good of the institution. They must 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 leading to high quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The selected candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach existing courses appropriate to the position.

    If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence, to join the University faculty.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please write: Faculty position in Engineering Management for Sustainable Digital Transformation; see note A) by December 31st, 2023 (late applications will be considered if the position is not filled after the first review).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.
    Note A:
    The applicant will get an automatic response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:i. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).ii. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.iii. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).iv. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).v. Research:

    a. List of Web of Science journal publications (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: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.

    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations and alike.

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months after the application deadline and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing Tomás Reyes, Director of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (threyes@uc.cl).

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. According to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe the Code of Ethics that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

     

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1. Interviews/Seminar:
    • Interview with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
    • Interview with the Director of the IDS
    • Interview with faculty members and the chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • Interview with faculty members of the IDS
    • Interview with the Selection Committee
    • Psychological Interview
    • Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and the IDS)

    The interviews and seminar are generally carried out within a week.

    2. Selection of the final candidate by the Departments and the Selection Committee

    3. Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council

    4. The selected candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is typically around two months.

  • Faculty Position in Computer Science for Sustainable Digital Transformation

    The School of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Development (IDS) at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), one of the leading academic institutions in Latin America, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Computer Science for Sustainable Digital Transformation. This is a joint appointment position at the Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and the IDS. The position is partially funded by the UC Endowment Program through the Entel Endowed Chair for Sustainable Digital Transformation. Although this call is initially intended for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student advising, and university administrative tasks. The selected applicant should conduct research and teaching in topics such as Information Systems for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Digital Transformation, Digital Innovation for Sustainability, Sustainability of Digital Technologies, Sustainable Digital Government, among others.

    Teaching

    At the undergraduate level, the candidate should develop teaching activity at both the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the IDS. In particular, the course at the IDS should cater to students from various disciplines and programs at UC. At the graduate level, the candidate is expected to teach an advanced course related to his or her research background. A successful applicant would teach three courses per year, and advise Master and PhD students at the School of Engineering, and eventually at the IDS.

    Research

    The selected candidate is expected to apply to national and international research grants, and publish in high quality journals.  Additionally, a successful applicant is expected to work together with researchers from engineering, as well as from other fields, such as social science, economics, management, or natural sciences, that can enhance the activity related to research lines of the IDS.

    Knowledge transfer

    Carrying out applied projects with public and private entities is desirable.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems or Computer Science with emphasis on Sustainable Digital Transformation, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of the position the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering and the IDS in areas such as Sustainable Digital Transformation, Digital Transformation, Sustainable Development, among others.

    Previous experience in teaching and research, and having led or participated in research and development projects based on the fundamentals of the discipline will be positively considered. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

    Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in Spanish in the short term (two years maximum). Fluency in English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and the common good of the institution. They must 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 leading to high quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The selected candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach existing courses appropriate to the position.

    If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence, to join the University faculty.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please write: Faculty position in Computer Science for Sustainable Digital Transformation; see note A) by December 31st, 2023 (late applications will be considered if the position is not filled after the first review).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.
    Note A:
    The applicant will get an automatic response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:i. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).ii. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.iii. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).iv. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).v. Research:

    a. List of Web of Science journal publications (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: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.

    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations and alike.

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months after the application deadline and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing Miguel Nussbaum, Director of the Department of Computer Science (mn@ing.puc.cl).

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. According to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe the Code of Ethics that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1. Interviews/Seminar:
    • Interview with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
    • Interview with the Director of the IDS
    • Interview with faculty members and the chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • Interview with faculty members of the IDS
    • Interview with the Selection Committee
    • Psychological Interview
    • Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and the IDS)

    The interviews and seminar are generally carried out within a week.

    2. Selection of the final candidate by the Departments and the Selection Committee

    3. Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council

    4. The selected candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is typically around two months.

  • Faculty Position in Circular Economy in Civil and Mining Engineering

    The School of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Development at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading academic institutions in Latin America. invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Circular Economy in Civil and Mining Engineering. This is a joint position at the School of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Development, with a special interest in the civil and mining engineering area, related to the Departments of Construction Engineering and Management, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering and Mining Engineering within the School of Engineering. Although this call is initially intended for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome.

    The current climate crisis requires developing a new class of civil and mining engineering, evolving from a linear economy to a circular economy, with the capacity to lead research and work in a highly interdisciplinary and evolving environment. It is a unique opportunity to contribute towards the Circular Economy to face national and global challenges, take advantage of the synergies between mining and civil engineering-related industries, and strengthen the current development of sustainability in the broader sustainability initiative at PUC. We seek qualified candidates who can contribute to our academic community and society through their teaching, research, and professional services.

    The Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering addresses the areas of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering, Biotechnology and Chemistry, and Geo-sciences. The Department of Construction Engineering and Management addresses the areas of Architectural/Building Engineering, Highway Engineering, Materials Science and Technology, Construction Processes and Technology, and Construction Project Management. The Department of Mining Engineering addresses the areas of: development and sustainability in the mining industry, and process optimization and smart mining. The Institute for Sustainable Development considers an area of transitions and transformations for sustainable development, with a special focus on innovation and technological changes in production, distribution and consumption systems, contributing to the adaptive capacities of society within the biosphere. Our most relevant initiatives include but are not limited to the Center for Concrete Innovation (http://grupohormigon.uc.cl/), UC Energy Research Center (http://energia.uc.cl/es/), Global Climate Change Center (https://cambioglobal.uc.cl/), Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering (https://ingenieriabiologicaymedica.uc.cl/es/), Center for Sustainable Urban Development (www.cedeus.cl),  Timber Innovation Center (https://madera.uc.cl/es/), Research Center for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (http://www.fis.puc.cl/~cienuc/) and Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (https://www.cigiden.cl/), Center for Productivity and Sustainable Construction (https://www.cipycs.cl/), among others. All the departments are involved in a common Civil Engineering PhD Program, which considers two main research lines: (1) Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure and (2) Geosciences, Environment and Resources.

    We are looking for applicants that can collaborate, complement, and expand these fields. We encourage applications showing outstanding analytical, computational and/or experimental skills that can interface with the existing strengths and initiatives within our Departments, Faculties and Institutes across the University.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at engineering undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counseling and university administrative tasks. The new position in Circular Economy in Civil and Mining Engineering should conduct research in topics such as applied to Civil Engineering and Mining Engineering:

    • Reduced Resource Consumption;
    • Intensified Product Use;
    • Extending Life of Products and Components;
    • Recycling;
    • Giving Resources New Life.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Natural Sciences or a related discipline at the time of hiring with emphasis on Circular Economy, at the time of hiring. Due to the joint nature of the position, the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with the Institute for Sustainable Development and the three Departments of the School of Engineering involved in this faculty position. The appointment requires the selected candidate to have half of her/his workload in each of the two units (Institute for Sustainable Development and School of Engineering), maintaining a balance regarding the contribution to both units. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

    Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in Spanish in the short term (two years maximum). Fluency in English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and public good of the institution. They must 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 leading to high quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence, to join the University faculty.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Circular Economy in Civil and Mining Engineering; see note A) by January 19th, 2024 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.
    Note A:
    The applicant will get an automatic response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:i. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).ii. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.

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

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

    v. Research:

    1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).
    2. List of other publications such as reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects participated in, patents, etc.

    vi. Other: awards, computer skills, languages, and any other relevant background information.

    Note C:
    Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as those published in journals not indexed in the Web of Science database, conference presentations and alike.

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two months after the application deadline and informed whether the application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be asked to continue the process following the steps described in Appendix 1.

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Sergio Vera, Associate Professor of the School of Engineering.

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe the Code of Ethics that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

     

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1. Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with the Selection Committee
      2. Interview with faculty members of the School of Engineering and Institute for Sustainable Development.
      3. Psychological Interview
      4. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and Institute for Sustainable Development)

    The interviews and seminar are generally carried out within a week.

    2. Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Selection Committee

    3. Ratification of the selected candidate by the Council of the School of Engineering and Council of the Institute for Sustainable Development.

    4.The selected candidate is informed (offer letter)

    The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is typically around two months.