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  • Uncertainty Modeling in Complex Systems

    The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering educational institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leader schools of engineering worldwide[i], invites outstanding candidates to apply to a full-time faculty position in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

    Duties

    The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting research in Stochastic Systems, with emphasis on stochastic processes, computer simulation, Markov decision processes, applied statistics, connections with Data Science, or related topics.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in Operations Research or related areas. We value applicants with experience or potential capabilities in data analytics, willing to lead and collaborate on diverse projects covering different areas within Industrial and Systems Engineering such as service and manufacturing operations, supply chain management, inventory models, healthcare, energy, marketing, or financial engineering. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, the applicant is expected to work with local and international collaborators.

    The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a hard requirement. In addition, candidates should be qualified to work with academic teams, and lead scientific and industry-liaison initiatives. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with other faculty within the Department and School, participate in and develop research projects, and be involved in an active research agenda.

    Excellence in teaching is also expected, and selected candidates will be required to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas. Successful candidates will be required to teach three semester-long undergraduate or graduate courses per year. Spanish is not required at the time of application but should become the language of teaching before the end of the second year.

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put:”Faculty position in Uncertainty Modeling in Complex Systems”; see note A) by July 15th, 2019. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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

    i.        Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

    a.        List of ISI 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: prizes and awards, computer skills, languages, any other background information that you consider relevant.

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information may be obtained by visiting the website www.ing.puc.cl/ics-positions or emailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Juan Carlos Ferrer (jferrer@ing.puc.cl). [i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): http://news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327

  • Marketing Analytics

    The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering educational institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leader schools of engineering worldwide[i], invites outstanding candidates to apply to a full-time faculty position in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

    Duties

    The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting research in Marketing Analytics. In particular, the applicant should be able to apply innovative quantitative methodologies (including Data Science) to leading edge research in Marketing Science and its application to technology-based products and services.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in Marketing or related areas with a strong background in Analytics and Decision Sciences. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, the applicant is expected to work with local and international collaborators.

    The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a hard requirement. In addition, candidates should be qualified to work with academic teams, and lead scientific and industry-liaison initiatives. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with other faculty within the Department and School, participate in and develop research projects, and be involved in an active research agenda.

    Excellence in teaching is also expected, and selected candidates will be required to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses like Marketing, Statistics, Data Science, as well as to participate actively in the development of the curriculum. Successful candidates will be required to teach three semester-long undergraduate or graduate courses per year. Spanish language is not required at the time of application but should become the language of teaching before the end of the second year.

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put:“Faculty position in Marketing Analytics”; see note A) by July 15th, 2019. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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

    i.        Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

    a.        List of ISI 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: prizes and awards, computer skills, languages, any other background information that you consider relevant.

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information may be obtained by visiting the website www.ing.puc.cl/ics-positions or emailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Juan Carlos Ferrer (jferrer@ing.puc.cl). [i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): http://news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327

  • Engineering Economics

    The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering educational institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leader schools of engineering worldwide[i], invites outstanding candidates to apply fto a full-time faculty position in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

    Duties

    The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting research in Engineering Economics. In particular, the applicant should be able to apply economic principles to engineering problems, so that he/she will connect economic research with relevant areas of engineering in the public and private sectors, such as health, education, mining, energy systems, telecommunications, transportation, innovation and entrepreneurship, among others. Candidates working in the economics of the grand challenges of our society are most welcome.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in Economics or related areas. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, the applicant is expected to work with local and international collaborators.

    The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a hard requirement. In addition, candidates should be qualified to work with academic teams, and lead scientific and industry-liaison initiatives. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with other faculty within the Department and School, participate in and develop research projects, and be involved in an active research agenda.

    Excellence in teaching is also expected, and selected candidates will be required to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses such as Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics and Econometrics among others, as well as to participate actively in the development of the curriculum. Successful candidates will be required to teach three semester-long undergraduate or graduate courses per year. Spanish language is not required at the time of application but should become the language of teaching before the end of the second year.

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put: «Faculty position in Engineering Economics”; see note A) by July 15th, 2019. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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

    i.        Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

    a.        List of ISI 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: prizes and awards, computer skills, languages, any other background information that you consider relevant.

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information may be obtained by visiting the website www.ing.puc.cl/ics-positions or emailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Juan Carlos Ferrer (jferrer@ing.puc.cl). [i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): http://news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327

  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering educational institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leader schools of engineering worldwide[i], invites outstanding candidates to apply to a full-time faculty position in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

    Duties

    The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting research in Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with an intellectual focus on understanding and promoting the underlying mechanisms (at the individual, organizational or industry levels) that drive technology-based value creation.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in fields akin to technology-based entrepreneurship and innovation, such as technology management, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, or entrepreneurial finance. Industry experience relating to startups, corporate innovation, managerial cognition, organizational development and change management are also valued, but not required. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, the applicant is expected to work with local and international collaborators.

    The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a hard requirement. In addition, candidates should be qualified to work with academic teams, and lead scientific and industry-liaison initiatives. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with other faculty within the Department and School, participate in and develop research projects, and be involved in an active research agenda.

    Excellence in teaching is also expected, and selected candidates will be required to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in entrepreneurship, innovation, organizational behavior, or entrepreneurial strategy, as well as to participate actively in the development of the curriculum. Successful candidates will be required to teach three semester-long undergraduate or graduate courses per year. Spanish language is not required at the time of application but should become the language of teaching before the end of the second year.

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put: “Faculty position in Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation”; see note A) by July 15th, 2019. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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

    i.        Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

    a.        List of ISI 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: prizes and awards, computer skills, languages, any other background information that you consider relevant.

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information may be obtained by visiting the website www.ing.puc.cl/ics-positions or emailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Juan Carlos Ferrer (jferrer@ing.puc.cl). [i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): http://news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327

  • Finance

    The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering educational institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leader schools of engineering worldwide[i], invites outstanding candidates to apply to a full-time faculty position in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

    Duties

    The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting research in Finance. Specifically, areas of interest include Financial Engineering, Financial Econometrics, Quantitative Finance, Financial Accounting, Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, and Behavioral Finance.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold (or be currently pursuing studies towards) a Ph.D. in Finance or related areas. The candidate will be expected to participate and formulate research projects and apply to external grants. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, the applicant is expected to work with local and international collaborators.

    The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a hard requirement. In addition, candidates should be qualified to work with academic teams, and lead scientific and industry-liaison initiatives. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with other faculty within the Department and School, participate in and develop research projects, and be involved in an active research agenda.

    Excellence in teaching is also expected, and selected candidates will be required to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas, as well as to participate actively in the development of the curriculum. Successful candidates will be required to teach three semester-long undergraduate or graduate courses per year. Spanish language is not required at the time of application but should become the language of teaching before the end of the second year.

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents in English to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put: “Faculty position in Finance”; see note A) by July 15th, 2019. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

    1. Research statement (in Spanish or English) indicating immediate and long term goals for your research plan. Detail potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. Teaching statement of purpose (in Spanish or English) indicating why you should be considered for the position and your plans for teaching. Be as specific as possible, by giving examples of how you aim to transfer your knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An up-to-date curriculum vitae (in Spanish or English, note B).
    4. If available, copies of the candidate’s three most relevant (and recent) ISI publications, relevant to the context of the application (see note C ).
    5. In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.
    Note A: You will get a response confirming that your documents have been received.
    Note B: The CV must be organized as follows:

    1.  Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), email address, and web page (if any).
    2. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught, years).
    3. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).
    4. Education: certificates of all degrees or professional titles obtained, indicating granting institutions and dates. If you are currently enrolled in a doctoral program, indicate when you expect to obtain the degree.
    5. Research:
      1. List of ISI journal publications (see note C).
      2. List of other publications such as working papers, reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects, patents, etc.
    6. Other: prizes and awards, computer skills, languages, any other background information that you consider relevant.
    Note C: Please avoid padding the list with other publications, such as non-indexed in Thomson Reuters database journals, conference presentations and the like. To check whether a journal is included in Thomson Reuters database (ex ISI) master list, visit the following web site: http://ipscience.thomsonreuters.com/product/web-of-science.

    Selected candidates will be asked to give a talk on his/her current research topics and attend interviews with faculty members of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, the Dean of the School of Engineering and the Selection Committee.

    Further information

    Additional information may be obtained by visiting the website www.ing.puc.cl/ics-positions or emailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Juan Carlos Ferrer (jferrer@ing.puc.cl).   [i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): http://news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327

  • Faculty Position in Geotechnical 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 outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering at the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering.

    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 research in Geotechnical Engineering, with an emphasis on experimental soil mechanics. In particular, we value applicants with experience or potential skills in:

    • Applying his/her experience in experimental research on advanced research topics in fields such as micro-mechanics and multi-scale experimentation, hydro-mechanical degradation of geomaterials, partially saturated soil mechanics, coupling of thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) phenomena, biological treatment of soils and dynamic and cyclic behavior; with applications to environmental, energy, mining and/or seismic problems, among others.
    • Teaching courses in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering, Geosciences, Mining Engineering and Structural Engineering.
    • Strengthening the Department’s ability to study the experimental behavior of soils from a holistic point of view, from traditional geotechnical tests to cutting-edge methods on singular soils and their link to and impact on practical problems.
    • Generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects.
    • Strengthening and creating national and international academic networks.
    • Leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as Structural Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Geosciences. 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 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 Geotechnical Engineering; see note A) by November 29th, 2019 (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 the Department Chair, professor Diego Lopez-Garcia (dlg@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 can 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/Presentation (Lecturer):

    1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
    2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
    3. Interview with the Search Committee
    4. Psychological Interview
    5. Presentation (Lecturer) (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)

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

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

    3. Approval the candidate by the School Council

    4. 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 Mechatronic Systems

    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 outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Mechatronic Systems. The appointment will be affiliated to the Department of Electrical Engineering (DIE) and the Department of Mechanical and Metallurgic Engineering (DIMM) in a 50%-50% ratio.

    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 in Mechatronic Systems should conduct teaching, research and technological innovation activities in any area related to mechatronic systems.  The selected candidate is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and teach at least one course in mechatronics/robotics applied to device fabrication and manufacturing processes.

    Special consideration will be given to:
    (a) The candidate’s experience in one or more of the different aspects involved in mechatronics including, but not limited to, mechanisms design and manufacturing, mechanical systems dynamics, applied control systems, machine automation, sensors and instrumentation.
    (b) The candidate’s potential to contribute to R&D of mechatronic and robotic systems with applications to field robotics (such as agricultural, mining, space robotics), industrial automation, manufacturing processes, rapid prototyping, biomechatronics and medical devices.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree in a related discipline. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as robotics, automation and manufacturing. 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 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 Mechatronic Systems; see note A) by May 30th, 2019 (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 Dr. Angel Abusleme (angel@uc.cl), Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department or Dr. Aldo Cipriano (aciprian@ing.puc.cl), Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

    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 and Presentation/Lecturer:
      1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department (DIE & DIMM)
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Presentation/Lecturer (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 Departments 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 Interfacial 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 outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Interfacial Engineering at the Department of Chemical and Bioprocesses Engineering.

    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 in Interfacial Engineering should conduct research in topics such as surface science, membranes, coating processes, (bio)-catalysis, micro-structured polymers, and nanomaterials and separation processes.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. on Chemical Engineering with emphasis on Interfacial Engineering, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as Food Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering or Mining 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 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 Interfacial Engineering; see note A) by May 31st, 2019 (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 the Department Chair, Ricardo Pérez, perez@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 and Presentation/Lecture:
      1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Chemical and Bioprocesses Engineering
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Presentation/Lecture (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.

     

  • Faculty Position in Integration of Solar Thermal Energy to Industrial Processes

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering educational institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Integration of Solar Thermal Energy to Industrial Processes at the Department of Mechanical and Metallurgic Engineering.

    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 in Integration of Solar Thermal Energy to Industrial Processes should conduct research in topics such as resource assessment, solar thermal energy collection, conversion and storage, integration of solar thermal energy to different industrial processes, 1st and 2nd Law analysis, hybrid systems, solar cooling, economics of solar thermal energy, promotion policies, and other topics related to the position. The focus of this faculty position is technical and not economical.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a similar discipline, with emphasis on solar energy and thermal processes, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as thermal fluid sciences, energy meteorology, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, controls, optimization, and others related to the main topic here described. Collaboration with teams from academic departments of the School of Engineering such as Electrical, Chemical, Industrial Engineering and others is also strongly encouraged. 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 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 Integration of Solar Thermal Energy to Industrial Processes; see note A) by September 30th, 2019 (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 the Department Chair, Prof. Aldo Cipriano Z. aciprian@ing.puc.cl, or Prof. Rodrigo Escobar, rescobar@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

    1. Interviews and Presentation/Lecturer:
      1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Mechanical and Metallurgic Engineering
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Presentation/Lecturer (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and graduated student)
    2. These interviews are generally carried out within a week.
    3. Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Search Committee
    4. Approval the candidate by the School Council
    5. 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 Computer Engineering for Embedded Systems

    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 outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Computer Engineering for Embedded Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

    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 in Computer Engineering for Embedded Systems should conduct research in topics such as microprocessor architecture, programmable electronic devices and cyber-physical systems from the perspective of the general discipline of Computer Engineering, including aspects of design, architecture, implementation and applications.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering with emphasis on embedded computer design, at the time of hiring. Mere experience using or applying existing commercial programmable devices for embedded systems is insufficient. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Astronomical Instrumentation, Power Electronics, Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Scientific Instrumentation, Robotics and Automation. 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 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 Computer Engineering for Embedded Systems; see note A) by 31st August 2019 (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 the Department Chair, Angel Abusleme (angel@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.

    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 (Lecturer):
      1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Presentation (Lecturer) (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and graduate students)

    These interviews and presentation are usually 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.

  • Position of Academic Director for the PUC Wood Innovation Center Full or Associate Professor in Timber Technology

    PUC Wood Innovation Center (CIM)

    The Wood Innovation Center (CIM, http://madera.uc.cl/) is an applied research institute of the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) located in Santiago de Chile. CIM is a multidisciplinary research organization that is cast from the active collaboration of the Faculty Architecture (design of timber buildings), the Faculty of Engineering (structural engineering and construction), the Faculty of Agronomy (quality of wood material) as well as an industrial consortium including several of the major forest products companies of Latinamerica. The Center operates with a staff of 15 employees and an annual basal budget of about 1 Mio. USD. Some major recent achievements of CIM comprise the construction of Latinamerican’s first 6-story building, the pioneering construction of some-hundred timber social dwellings or the organization of the coming World Timber Engineering Conference 2020 (WCTE2020). The main objective of CIM is to foster timber buildings in Chile and Latinamerica (current Chilean timber construction share is 20%), especially mid (up to 6 stories) and higher rise buildings. Currently we are looking for an Academic Director who will be leading the activities of the Center.

    Duties

    Lead the integral development and progress of the PUC Wood Innovation Center (CIM) within PUC, nationally, and internationally. Elaborate and continuously update the strategy and development plan for the CIM-UC CORMA in conjunction with the Board of Directors; lead the strategy for education, research, innovation and outreach of CIM-UC to foster the use of wood in mid- to high-rise timber construction in Chile and Latinamerica; conduct high-quality research and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels; closely collaborate with the wood industry; and coordinate large research and transfer initiatives aimed to develop new technologies and their technological transfer plan into the Chilean industry.

    Some of the specific duties of this position are to:

    • Lead the development of the strategy of CIM;
    • Design effective teaching, research, and innovation with an special aim to develop mid and high-rise timber construction in Latinamerica;
    • Foster a highly interdisciplinary environment within CIM in cooperation with different faculties and industry;
    • Teach courses in the field of Timber Technologies; because of the duties as Director, course load is reduced to 2 courses a year;
    • Interact with public and private stakeholders to coordinate pioneering timber construction initiatives.
    • Develop a consistent and powerful communication plan for CIM-UC;
    • Deal with all administrative aspects of CIM-UC by interacting with the Executive Director, who will play the role of General Manager;
    • Work closely with the executive director in the technology transfer plan;
    • Foster and create collaborations in new international networks with highly ranked universities, research centers, and industries in the field of timber construction or engineering;
    • Other managerial and academic tasks defined by the Board of Directors.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Wood Science or the most Technological branches of Architecture or Construction. Applicants also must have a proven successful trajectory in timber technology, especially those technologies that allow for mid to high-rise timber buildings. Applicants must have an outstanding research record of scientific publications and have experience in leading national or international research projects. The capacity of developing national or international networks in the field is deemed necessary. Teaching experience in timber technologies or related fields at undergraduate and graduate levels is expected.

    Candidates must be fluent in English. They 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).

    Applicants must be at the associate or full professor levels.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and public good of the institution. They also need to respect the principles and vision that PUC embraces.

    Applicaction instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents in English to contactocim@uc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Director and Faculty position in Timber Construction; see note A) by November 30th, 2019 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A statement indicating clearly a future vision of the field, the match with the profile sought for the position, and the skills and features of the candidate that match the profile;
    2. A teaching and research statement indicating a preliminary plan, that allows for development of mid to high-rise timber construction in Chile and Latinamerica;
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. Copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of application (see note C).
    5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to contactocim@uc.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:

    1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).
    2. Research funds obtained;
    3. 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 the Interim Director, Professor Pablo Guindos (pguindos@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 all of its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits can 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/Presentation (Lecture):
      1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering, the Dean of the School of Architecture, the President and the Interim Director of the CIM-UC CORMA;
      2. Interview with the Board of Directors of the Timber Innovation Centre CIM-UC CORMA;
      3. Interview with the Search Committee;
      4. Psychological Interview;
      5. Presentation (Lecture) (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and Architecture)

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

    1. Selection of the final candidate will be by the Board of Directors;
    2. Approval of the candidate by each School Council;
    3. Information to the successful candidate (offer letter)

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

     

  • Faculty Position in Engineering Design in relation to computer and information technologies

    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 outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Engineering Design in relation to computer and information technologies. This is a joint position shared by the School of Engineering and the School of Design at PUC. Although the call is primarily for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome.

    Duties

    As for any academic position, the successful applicant’s duties will include to develop independent research supported by external funding, to teach in the field at the undergraduate and graduate level, to do extension and outreach activities, and to transfer knowledge to industry in patents, or other similar mechanisms. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this area, it also expected to develop a strong relationship with different industries responsible for the production of any goods and services, and some experience in developing this interaction is welcome though not required.

    Engineering Design in relation to computer and information technologies it’s a very multidisciplinary activity. It aims to mix technology, human behavior and values (Human Computer Interaction) in order to create innovative products, services and experience designs. The major in Engineering, Design and Innovation has a forward thinking curriculum that embraces a team spirit and an ever-going articulation with society. We expect applicants to hold personal attributes on displaying leadership and openness to collaboration with industry, public services, science and entrepreneurs.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a PhD in Engineering, Design or related areas, with emphasis ideally on computer and information technologies applied to design, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering and the nature of a joint position, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as engineering design education, sustainable design, visual design, product development, and design and innovation, between others. 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 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 Engineering Design in computer and information technologies; see note A) by December 31st, 2019 (late applications may be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A statement of purpose (in Spanish or English) indicating why you should be considered for the vacancy and your plans in the areas of research and teaching. Be as specific as possible, e.g., giving examples of how you aim to transfer your engineering design knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students, and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers you may have developed or intend to develop in the future.
    2. A teaching portfolio if available (highly recommended).
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in Spanish or English, see note B).
    4. 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:

    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, di-lab@ing.puc.cl

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