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  • 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.

  • 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 December 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 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 April 30th, 2024. (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 April 30th, 2024 (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 August 31st, 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:

    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 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.

  • Faculty Position in Timber Construction and Structural Engineering

    The School of Engineering, the UC Center for Innovation in Wood, and the National Center of Excellence for the Wood Industry 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 Timber Construction and Structural Engineering. Although this call is initially intended for Assistant Professor-level candidates, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome. 

    We are looking for applicants who can collaborate, complement, and expand these fields. We encourage applications showing outstanding analytical and/or experimental skills that can interface with the existing strengths and initiatives within our Departments and 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 Timber Construction and Structural Engineering should conduct research on topics such as: 

    1. Materials science: includes the characterization and understanding of the behavior of materials from their microstructure.  
    2. Materials technology: includes the use of the material by modifying its physical and mechanical properties and the design of methods of manufacture, transport, and use to optimize its benefits. It considers the physical aspects of the material, such as density, thermal, and hygroscopic properties; the mechanical aspects, such as strength, stiffness, and deformation; and functional aspects, such as durability and comfort. 
    3. Structural Design: Consider structural design to meet demands at a reasonable level of safety and cost. 
    4. Construction of structures: includes the manufacture of structural elements (structural and non-structural), assembly, execution of joints, conservation technologies, reinforcement, and repair of structures. 

    Topics 3 or 4 must be included in the applicant’s proposal. 

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Natural Sciences, or a related discipline 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 CIM, CENAMAD, and the two Departments of the School of Engineering involved in this faculty position. The appointment requires the selected candidate to share his/her time among the two Departments, maintaining a balance regarding the contribution to each unit. 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 learn the language well enough to teach in this language in the short term (two years maximum). English is a requirement for this position. 

    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 (especially 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 Timber Construction and Structural Engineering; see note A) by May 31st, 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 receive a response from this email 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). 
    1. 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. 
    1. Educational experience (University or institution, courses taught, and years). 
    1. Professional experience (employer, duties, years). 
    1. Research: 
    1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C). 
    1. 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 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 to the Code of Ethics, which can be found at https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor 

     

     

    Appendix 1. Application steps 

    1. Interviews/Seminar: 
    2. Interview with the Selection Committee 
    3. Interview with faculty members 
    4. Psychological Interview 
    5. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering) 
    6.  

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

     

    • Selection of the final candidate by the Departments 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 Field Robotics

    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 Field Robotics at the Department of Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering. 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 Field Robotics should conduct research in topics that include mechanical design and manufacturing of intelligent robotic systems to be deployed in unstructured dynamic environments, such as robotic grasping, swarm robotics, co-operative robotic systems, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMs), micro robots, soft and bioinspired robots, foldable robots, artificial skin, haptic sensing, locomotion, biomechatronics, assistive robots, exoskeletons, medical devices, remote surgery, tele-operated robots, and space, aerial and underwater robots. 

    Requirements: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or a similar discipline, with emphasis on manufacturing of intelligent robotic systems, 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 Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. 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 Field Robotics; see note A) by  April 30th , 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:  

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).  
    1. 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.  
    1. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).  
    1. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).  
    1. Research:  
    1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).  
    1. 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 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, Prof. Rodrigo Escobar (rescobam@uc.cl), or Prof. David Acuña (david.acuna@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 the Dean of the School of Engineering 
    1. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering 
    1. Interview with the Selection Committee 
    1. Psychological Interview 
    1. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering) 

     

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

     

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

     

    1. Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council 

     

    1. 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 Built Environment Risk and Resilience to Natural Hazards

    The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), 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 Built Environment Risk and Resilience to Natural Hazards. 

    The position is presented by the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (DIEG) of the School of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.  

    The objective of this call is to promote advanced applied research in the analytical quantification of performance, risk, and resilience of the built environment derived from natural hazards, with special emphasis, but not exclusively, on earthquakes. The research area ranges from the probabilistic characterization of ground motion to the stochastic evaluation of its consequences on the built environment at different geographical levels.  

    As an example, research areas of interest may include:  

    • Statistical characterization of natural hazards, e.g., development of new ground motion models, quantification and propagation of uncertainty and spatial variability, models of seismic component directionality, metrics for intensity characterization, non-ergodic models, etc. 
    • Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE) of structures, complex systems, critical networks, and geotechnical structures.  
    • Artificial Intelligence in hazard quantification and performance-based engineering. 
    • Uncertainty propagation and quantification of risk analyses  
    • Recovery processes of complex systems and networks 
    • Data-science based risk models and analysis 
    • Optimal numerical methods for risk analysis   
    • Development of methodologies based on decision analysis theory for the optimal design of complex infrastructure, considering hazard and risk metrics.    

      

    Duties: The position will require undergraduate and graduate teaching. The candidate is expected to contribute to teaching core courses of the Bachelor of Science majors related to Civil Engineering (Civil, Structural, and Geotechnical) and the Engineer Diplomas in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. The standard teaching load is 3 courses per year, including core courses in the curricula of these programs. Additionally, it is expected that the candidate will develop one or two new graduate courses —in a reasonable time window, e.g., 3 years— in the areas of performance-based engineering and the use of applied data science and artificial intelligence in risk and resilience assessment of civil infrastructure. This position will also participate in the master’s and doctoral programs in Civil Engineering.  

     

    Requirements: The applicant should have an outstanding publication track record in the area, with the potential to obtain external research funds and develop high-quality teaching. Applicants should be proactive in pursuing independent research lines, able to work collaboratively, and show evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, with emphasis on topics related to natural hazard characterization, risk quantification, and resilience. Undergraduate studies in civil engineering are also expected. 

    The position will be part of a highly interdisciplinary environment within Civil Engineering and the future Earth Institute, where they will be able to interact with academics in diverse research areas ranging from civil engineering to geology, geophysics, geography, and natural and social sciences, among several others.  

    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 within a period no greater than two years. English is a requirement for this position. 

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and a strong commitment to the public well-being of the institution. They must be highly motivated to continuously improve her/his teaching skills, have a genuine interest in future involvement with our graduate programs (especially 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 Built Environment Risk and Resilience to Natural Hazards; see note A) by August 31st, 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. 
    1. 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. 
    1. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).  
    1. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C). 
    1. At least three letters of recommendation 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:  

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).  
    1. 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.  
    1. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught, and years).  
    1. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).  
    1. Research:  
    1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).  
    1. 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  

    Further information may be obtained by emailing the Head of the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Dr. 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. 

    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, which can be found at https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor 

     

    Appendix 1. Application steps 

    1. Interviews/Seminar: 
    • Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering 
    1. Interview with the Search Committee of the Faculty of Engineering 
    1. Psychological Interview 
    1. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering) 

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

    1. Selection of the final candidate by the Departments and the Search Committee 
    1. Approval of the candidate by the Faculty Council 
    1. 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 Security and Privacy

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC|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 TWO FACULTY POSITIONS to form a new group in Computer Security and Privacy.

    Admission to UC|Chile is highly competitive and we consistently admit the top students in the country.  Particularly, among the computer science students, there is a growing interest in computer security and privacy, with multiple activities organized and led by students, such as talks, seminars, cybersecurity training workshops and tournaments. Also, the area of computer security has become a top priority for the public sector, as shown by several recent initiatives being promoted in the government, such as the National Cybersecurity Policy, the national Incident Response Team – CSIRT (https://www.ciberseguridad.gob.cl/) and the inter-ministerial committee to strengthen the National Cybersecurity Policy, among others.

    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, and technological innovation activities in Computer Security and Privacy, including but not limited to cybersecurity, cryptography, privacy, data and integrity protection, computer network security, information technology security, software and application security, blockchain and smart contracts, computer forensics, intrusion detection and malware mitigation, security services and processes, security in hardware, human and societal aspects of security and privacy, among others.

     

    The selected candidate is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program, support doctoral programs, and teach three courses per year, at least two of these courses should belong to the Bachelor of Science in computer science program, and another course according to their expertise.

     

    Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D., preferably in Computer Science, and/or have demonstrable expertise in the fields. 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 (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 Security and Privacy; see note A) by July 31st, 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:

    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 vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, fostering an inclusive, diverse and fraternal community, and promoting the academic development of women and men.

    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 Selection Committee
    2. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Computer Science
    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 Selection 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 Soil Biophysics: Water-Soil-Vegetation Interaction and Environmental Processes

    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 Soil Biophysics: Water-Soil-Vegetation Interaction and Environmental Processes at the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental. 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 Soil Biophysics: Water-Soil-Vegetation Interaction and Environmental Processes should conduct research in topics such as the understanding and optimization of the various aspects of the behavior of water through the soil and its relationship with the functionality of ecosystems. Exploring the geopedological and geostatistical aspects of the soil, generating knowledge to design irrigation and drainage systems for optimal water management, and analyzing the socioeconomic implications of land use in the context of watersheds, cities, and communities. Extraction of natural resources in a sustainable way. Design, implementation and management of so-called nature-based solutions, sustainable technical measures used by Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, and other disciplines, which use ecosystems and their processes to address environmental and social challenges. 

    Requirements: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in of Hydraulic or Environmental Studies with emphasis on Soil Biophysics, 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 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 Soil Biophysics: Water-Soil-Vegetation Interaction and Environmental Processes; see note A) by July 31st, 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. 
    1. 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. 
    1. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).  
    1. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C). 
    1. 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:  

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).  
    1. 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.  
    1. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).  
    1. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).  
    1. Research:  
    1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).  
    1. 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 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, Wernher Brevis, wbrevis@uc.cl 

    The UC School of Engineering takes pride in being an institution that fosters diversity in its academic community. We value inclusion and equity, which is reflected in our recruitment policy. We strive to attract a wide range of candidates from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to enrich our academic environment and offer quality education to our students. We maintain the conviction that diversity enriches academic life and allows us to better carry out our mission of training responsible, critical citizens who are committed to society. 

    Our benefits are mainly oriented so that our diverse academic staff feels comfortable and valued in an environment that promotes research, innovation and transfer work. If you’d like to know more benefits, please feel free to consult the FAQ. If you have further questions, please contact cdci_comunidad@ing.puc.cl or vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl. 

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement 

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, fostering an inclusive, diverse and fraternal community, and promoting the academic development of women and men. 

    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 
    1. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental 
    1. Psychological Interview 
    1. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering) 

     

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

     

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

     

    1. Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council 

     

    1. 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 Marketing Analytics

    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 Marketing Analytics at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 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. This position entails conducting Analytical Marketing research from either an organizational or consumer-focused perspective. Organizational research could involve applying quantitative models for improving customer experience or satisfaction, along with studying the evolution of traditional Marketing mix elements. Alternatively, consumer-focused research may explore customer behavior considering omnichannel business models and digital communication usage and could include the development of segmentation and targeting strategies. The candidate should also design or apply predictive or prescriptive models that enhance the theoretical and practical understanding of the marketing discipline. 

    Requirements: Applicants should hold a Ph.D., or be near completion of their doctorate, in analytical marketing or a closely related field and have demonstrated research and teaching potential in the area. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching pursuits at the interaction among analytical marketing, management science, decision science and data science. Due to the nature of our School, the applicant will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering in areas such as: predictive/prescriptive analytics applied to marketing decisions, content recommendation, sentiment analysis, dynamic pricing, programmatic advertising, chatbots and virtual assistants applied to marketing, among 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 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 documents listed below to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl In the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Marketing Analytics; see note A) by August 15th, 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:  

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).  
    1. 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.  
    1. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).  
    1. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).  

    Research 

    1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).  
    1. 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 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, Tomás Reyes, threyes@uc.cl  

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement 

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, fostering an inclusive, diverse and fraternal community, and promoting the academic development of women and men.

    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 
    1. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering 
    1. Psychological Interview 
    1. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering) 

     

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

     

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

     

    1. Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council 

     

    1. 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 Green Technologies in Industrial Processing

    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, invites outstanding candidates to apply to a full-time faculty position in Green Technologies in Industrial Processing.

    The position is presented by The Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (DIQB) (https://bit.ly/3QC2qT1), of the School of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

    The objective of this call is to teach and promote applied research in green technologies applied to extraction or separation green processes in biotechnology, chemical engineering or food engineering, focusing on sustainability aspects in the processing industry.

    Research areas of interest may include for example but not limited to

    – Advanced membrane technologies

    – Green solvents for industrial processes

    – Supercritical fluid extraction

    – Ionic liquid or eutectic solvent-based extractions

    – Molecular or computational design of green solvents

    – Bio-based surfactants

    – Sustainable adsorption processes

    – Aqueous two-phase systems

    – Industrial applications of enzymes in bioprocesses

    Duties: The position will require undergraduate and graduate teaching. It is expected to contribute with courses to the Biological or Chemical Engineering degrees, for example IIQ2013 Unit Operations and IIQ2043 Physical Chemistry. It is expected for this position to contribute to the revision and modernization of Unit Operation teaching labs and Unit Operations courses for other faculties.

    This position should create new interdisciplinary postgraduate courses contributing to the postgraduate programs of our academic unit. The position might also create and participate in certificates and diplomas in the field of green technologies in processing. This position will participate in master’s and doctoral programs, guiding students and contributing to these programs.

    Requirements: The applicant should have an outstanding publication track record in the area, with the potential to obtain external research funds and develop high-quality teaching. Applicants should be proactive in pursuing independent research lines, able to work collaboratively and show evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Food Engineering, or related areas. Undergraduate studies in biological engineering, biotechnology, chemical engineering, or similar are also expected, but at least one degree must have been obtained at an Engineering school.

    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 Green Technologies in Industrial Processing; see note A) by July 31st, 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:

    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.

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, fostering an inclusive, diverse and fraternal community, and promoting the academic development of women and men.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in: · Foreign workers in Chile: https://www.dt.gob.cl/portal/1626/w3-article-93693.html

    · University rules and regulations: http://direcciondedesarrolloacademico.uc.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=286&Itemid=178

    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:

    a. Interview with the Selection Committee

    b. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

    c. Psychological Interview

    d. 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 New Mining Resources

    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 New Mining Resources at the Department of Mining Engineering. Although this call is initially intended for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at other levels are also welcome to apply.

    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 Mining Engineering program. Supervision of graduate students and service to the department, university, and broader disciplines are also expected. Knowledge of the mine-to-market value chain in mining operations is desirable. Our priority is to enhance current expertise in the formation of ore deposits, economic geology and mining geology, as well as competencies related to resource estimation, geometallurgical modeling, and mining development. Additionally, proficiency in understanding mineral markets and mining-related public policies is desirable, as it will enable the successful candidate to create and adapt solutions to the new challenges faced by the industry and society.

    Requirements:

    Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Geology or Mining Engineering with experience in economic geology, mineral exploration, mining resource estimation, geometallurgical modeling, and/or mining engineering. Additionally, it is desirable that the successful candidate has knowledge in the areas of markets and public policies, and applies this within the mining sector. 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. 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 (especially 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 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 New Mining Resources; see note A) by July 15th, 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 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 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 Carlos Marquardt, e-mail cmarquardt@uc.cl

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, fostering an inclusive, diverse and fraternal community, and promoting the academic development of women and men.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in: · Foreign workers in Chile: https://www.dt.gob.cl/portal/1626/w3-article-93693.html

    · University rules and regulations: http://direcciondedesarrolloacademico.uc.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=286&Itemid=178

    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:

    a. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering

    b. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Mining Engineering

    c. Interview with the Selection Committee

    d. Psychological Interview

    e. 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 FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS

    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 Fluid-Structure Interactions. 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 Fluid-Structure Interactions should conduct research applied to at least two of the following areas: infrastructure, manufacturing, energy and materials.  

    Requirements: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical, Mathematical, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or similar 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 any two of the Departments involved in this position: the Department of Construction Engineering and Management (DIGC), the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (DIHA), the Department of Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering (DIMM), and the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (DIEG). 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 Fluid-Structure Interaction; see note A) by September 30th, 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. 
    1. 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. 
    1. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).  
    1. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C). 
    1. 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:  

    1. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).  
    1. 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.  
    1. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).  
    1. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).  
    1. Research:  
    1. List of Web of Science journal publications (see note C).  
    1. 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 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 requested by writing to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl. 

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement 

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, fostering an inclusive, diverse and fraternal community, and promoting the academic development of women and men. 

    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 
    1. Interview with faculty members of the departments involved. 
    1. Psychological Interview 
    1. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering) 

     

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

     

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

     

    1. Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council 

     

    1. The selected candidate is informed (offer letter) 

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