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  • Marketing Analytics

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put:“Faculty position in Marketing Analytics”; see note A) by November 16th, 2020. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

    a.        List of ISI journal publications (see note C).

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

  • Engineering Economics

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put: «Faculty position in Engineering Economics”; see note A) by December 31st, 2019. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

    a.        List of ISI journal publications (see note C).

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put: “Faculty position in Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation”; see note A) by September 30th, 2020. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

    a.        List of ISI journal publications (see note C).

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

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

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Engineering Design in relation to computer and information technologies. This is a joint position shared by the School of Engineering and the School of Design at PUC. Although the call is primarily for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome.

    Duties

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

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

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a PhD in Engineering, Design or related areas, with emphasis ideally on computer and information technologies applied to design, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering and the nature of a joint position, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as engineering design education, sustainable design, visual design, product development, and design and innovation, between others. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Engineering Design in computer and information technologies; see note A) by April 30th, 2020 (late applications may be considered until the position is filled).

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing, Ricardo Hernández rhernandep@uc.cl.

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

     

     

  • Faculty Position in Multiscale Engineering Mechanics

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

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting independent research, Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position in Multiscale Engineering Mechanics should conduct research in topics such as Design-Materials-Manufacturing and/or Thermal-Systems-Energy and other topics closely related to the position.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a similar discipline, with emphasis on engineering mechanics, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as materials engineering science, thermal fluid sciences, energy sciences and others related to the main topic here described. Collaboration with teams from academic departments of the School of Engineering such as Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Institute of Engineering-Biology & Medicine and Institute of Mathematical and Computational Modeling and others is also strongly encouraged. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application. Expected undergraduate courses to be taught: solid mechanics, strength of materials, heat transfer and/or fluid mechanics, among other similarly related courses.  Expected graduate courses to be taught: design of machine elements, thermal systems and energy conversion, capstone course, among other similarly related courses.

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Multiscale Engineering Mechanics; see note A) by May 31st, 2020 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled):

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

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, Prof. Magdalena Walczak, mwalczak@ing.puc.cl, or Prof. Jorge Ramos, jramos@ing.puc.cl.

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

    These interviews 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 Digital Transformation

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty joint position in the area of Digital Transformation between the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Computer Science.

    Digital Transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, changing fundamentally how organizations operate and deliver value to their customers. Digital Transformation goes beyond incorporating technology into an organization, focusing on how this technology is assimilated by organizational members and applied to implement new business models and new productive processes. A successful Digital Transformation researcher must have a twofold profile: a strong background in Management (e.g., Organizational Behavior, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and/or Sociology), as well as in Computing and Information Systems.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. In teaching, we expect the applicant to be able to teach courses in both the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (e.g., Technology Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Competitive Intelligence) and the Department of Computer Science (e.g., Information Systems, Digital Transformation and Information Technology, Information Technology Management, IT Strategy). In research, the applicant should conduct research in any of the topics included in Digital Transformation. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) preferably in Management (i.e., Strategy, Organization, Entrepreneurship, or related disciplines) and undergraduate or advanced studies in Computer Science, or in Computer Science or Information Systems and undergraduate or advanced studies in Industrial Engineering or Business.

    Applicants must be researchers whose research area is related to the digital transformation of organizations, both private and public. This research area is defined as the study of information technologies that transform organizational functions, radically improving the functioning of organizations and/or society. Research might focus on operational improvements, on the creation of new innovative value for users/customers, on strategies to implement cultural changes, and/or on strategies to compete with new business models. Moreover, this research area might seek to study the technological assimilation of private and public organizations, to reduce the growing technological inequality between more and less developed societies.

    Digital transformation requires a multidisciplinary effort. Therefore, it is expected that the selected applicant can collaborate with researchers who are currently conducting research at the School of Engineering, in related areas such as Industrial Engineering and Information Technology. Applicants must have a high potential for scientific productivity and the ability to work in teams. Applicants are expected to have the ability to publish in high impact journals in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy or information systems, where digital transformation is addressed in a multidisciplinary manner.

    It is important to note that the research conducted by the selected applicant should have a direct or indirect impact on the development of the country, and on the initiatives promoted by the Chilean State within the framework of the Presidential Instruction for Digital Transformation (https://digital.gob.cl/plan/instructivo-transformacion, in Spanish), or similar future projects. Therefore, the selected applicant is expected to be able to build bridges between the School of Engineering and other academic units, such as the School of Government.

    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). Fluency in English is a requirement.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and common goals 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 Digital Transformation; see note A) by September 15th, 2020 (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 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 of Industrial and Systems Engineering Chairman, Professor Juan Carlos Ferrer (jferrer@ing.puc.cl) and the Department Chair of Computer Science Chairman, Professor Miguel Nussbaum (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.

    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 School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the heads of the departments of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Computer Science.
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Seminar open to faculty members and graduate students of the School of Engineering.

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

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

    The time that elapses from step 1) to 4) is around two months.

     

  • Faculty Position in Finance

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

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position in Finance should conduct research in Finance. Areas of interest include Financial Engineering, Financial Econometrics, Quantitative Finance, Financial Accounting, Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, and Behavioral Finance

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold, be currently pursuing, or committed to pursue in the short term a Ph.D. degree in Finance or related areas in a top world institution. The selected candidate will be expected to participate and formulate independent research projects and apply to external grants. Due to the interdisciplinary nature and focus of the School of Engineering, active interactions are also expected with local and international collaborators. If the selected candidate does not have the PhD degree, she/he will be hired as Adjunct Instructor until the moment of her/his graduation, when she/he will be promoted to Assistant Professor according to the University Regulations.

    The skills to conduct high-quality research and teaching is a mandatory requirement. Candidates should be qualified to perform work within academic teams and lead scientific and industry-liaison initiatives. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with other people within the Department and School, to develop independent research projects, and to be involved in an active research agenda.

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

    Consequently, applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and a strong vocation for all aspects of university life, be highly motivated to continuously improve their teaching skills, have a genuine interest in getting involved in our graduate programs (especially the doctoral program) and be able to develop and maintain an active research agenda (producing publications, research grants, among 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 in this language in the short term (two years maximum). English is a requirement.

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Finance; see note A) by August 31st, 2020 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled). 

    1. A research statement (in Spanish or 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 Spanish or 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 Spanish or 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 may be obtained by visiting the website www.ing.puc.cl/ics-positions or e-mailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Juan Carlos Ferrer (jferrer@ing.puc.cl).

    [i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): http://news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in: 

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1. Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Seminar open to faculty members and graduated student of the School of Engineering

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

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

    The time that elapses from step 1) to 4) is around two months.

  • Faculty Position in Software Engineering

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide [i], invites two outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science.

    Software Engineering is the systematic application of practical methods for the construction of high-quality software, with implications for both academic and industrial environments due to its relevance in the success of projects involving some degree of digital components: it offers guidelines to accompany the conception, implementation, market launch, maintenance and, finally, the obsolescence of a project. Due to its breadth, Software Engineering research addresses a multiplicity of topics, including, but not limited to, Architecture, Design, Development Processes, Software Quality Assurance, and, more recently, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing and Mobile Computing.

    Duties

    High-quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The teaching load is usually three courses per year. The selected candidate will be expected to teach two undergraduate courses in the area of software engineering, such as Software Engineering, Detailed Software Design, Software Systems Architecture, and Testing, plus a graduate-level course associated with their area of research. The selected candidate will also be expected to inspire students interested in carrying out their own projects.

    In terms of research, the successful candidate will be expected to develop their own line of research, supervise Ph.D. students, obtain relevant research funding from the public and/or private sector, and collaborate with existing research initiatives.  This activity should translate into high-quality publications.

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

    Requirements

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

    Software Engineering is a broad discipline and candidates from all of its diverse areas will be considered, including the areas that are at the center of the enormous changes that software development has had in recent years, such as the architecture of Software Systems, Smart Systems, Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

    Research experience in topics that are already being addressed by faculty members is desirable; these include reliable and secure architectures for Cloud Computing, Self-managed Distributed Systems, architectures optimized for Big Data processing, and architectures for both services and microservices.  Experience in any of the following subjects is also desirable: automation and improvement of software tests, automatic code generation and intelligent programming wizards, software development cost and time estimation, elicitation of requirements through knowledge discovery, and capturing design patterns in various environments and settings.

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

    Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in Spanish in the short term (two years).  Fluency in 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 (especially the doctoral program) and be able to develop and maintain an active research agenda leading to securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Software Engineering; see note A) by October 30th, 2020 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

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

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

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

    Further information

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

    [i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): http://news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327

    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 that can be found in https://www.uc.cl/codigodehonor

     Appendix 1. Application steps

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

    These interviews and presentations 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 around two months.

  • Faculty Positions Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering

    With the goal of promoting the development of the areas of Machine Learning and Data Science, the Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering (IMC) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) is offering one or more full-time positions at the assistant (tenure-track) or associate level. We invite applications from highly qualified candidates in the areas of Data Science, Machine Learning, Optimization, Statistics and Stochastics, although other areas from Computational Science and Engineering, Optimization and Applied Mathematics will also be considered.

    The selected candidates will be expected to teach and contribute to the Mathematical and Computational Engineering curriculum, to conduct interdisciplinary research and to connect with other institutes in the University. Typical teaching load is three semester-long courses a year, at the graduate or undergraduate level, and priority will be given to courses required by the newly created Bachelor in Engineering in Data Science program. For the first year selected candidates can opt for a reduced teaching load of only two courses. Command of Spanish is not required for applying, but the selected candidates are expected to start teaching in Spanish in the short term (maximum two years).

    About IMC

    The IMC was created as a joint endeavor between the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Mathematics of UC in Santiago. The Institute is advancing towards becoming a leading actor in the area of applied mathematics in Latin America, by:

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

    The IMC is responsible for the Bachelor in Engineering in Data Science and the Mathematical Engineering programs at UC, and is in the process of creating graduate programs in Mathematical and Computational Engineering leading to masters and doctoral degrees.

    Further information about the Institute can be found at http://imc.uc.cl

    About UC

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

    Application Instructions. Candidates should submit the following documents, in English, to vacancysearch.imc@uc.cl (in the email subject line, please write “Faculty position IMC”) by October 7th, 2020:

    • A cover letter.
    • Research statement (5-10 pages) indicating immediate and long term goals for your research and how these relate to the aforementioned goals of IMC. Include details on potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    • Teaching statement (1-2 pages)indicating why you should be considered for the position and your plans for teaching. Be as specific as possible, by giving examples of how you aim to transfer your knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students, and which courses you could teach.
    • An up-to-date curriculum vitae containing all relevant information.

    In addition, candidates should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacancysearch.imc@uc.cl

    Salary

    Salary is about US$48,000 per year, before taxes, health insurance, and pension fund contribution, at the assistant professor level. The University offers a startup funding support for the first 3-years of tenure-track faculty.

    This salary is increased every two years for those academics who receive an evaluation at the highest possible rank. Most funding projects existing in Chile also provide extra salary for academics. Additional income can also be obtained by participating in professional teaching programs and tech transfer projects of IMC.

    Further information. For additional information on the positions, please write to Prof. Pablo Barceló, Director of IMC, pbarcelo@ing.puc.cl

  • Faculty Positions in Electrical Engineering

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and recognized as one of the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide[i], invites outstanding candidates for three full-time faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate levels in the areas of Communications, Power Electronics, Microelectronics, Electromagnetics, and Astronomical Instrumentation at the Department of Electrical Engineering. Exceptional candidates in other areas of electrical engineering will be considered as well. The applicants must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to excellence in independent research and teaching. Previous experience in teaching and research, having led or participated in research and development projects, and having a technological or experimental approach based on the foundations of the discipline will be considered positively.

    The successful candidates are expected to carry out teaching and research in one of the areas mentioned above. Research on other topics, collaboration with other faculties and technology transfer to the productive sector are not mandatory but welcome.

    Duties

    High quality teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels primarily at the Department of Electrical Engineering and conducting independent research are mandatory. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks.

    The position in Communications is open to all fields in digital and wireless communications, including but not limited to: communications for machines and devices, architectures, protocol stacks, middleware, frameworks and services for all applications of IoT communications; coordination and interoperability of IoT networks and dynamic adaptation; topics related to low energy consumption and energy harvesting, RFID, wireless sensor networks, real-time systems and embedded software; optical communications for IoT, 6G and sub-millimeter wave communications, satellite communications.

    The position in Power Electronics is open to all related fields of the discipline, including but not limited to: design, modeling, control, and development of power converters for high or low power applications such as HVDC, FACTS, multilevel converters, motor drives, electromobility, electric vehicle chargers, energy storage systems, renewable energies, distributed generation, energy harvesting, aerospace systems, wireless power transmission, power semiconductor gate circuits, resonant converters, and wide band-gap semiconductors, etc. The candidate is expected to be part of the energy conversion laboratory to form a research group with related professors and interact with professors from other areas.

    The position in Microelectronics is open to all related fields of the discipline, including but not limited to: analog, mixed-signal, RF or digital IC design, IC fabrication, and semiconductor devices and materials, and focused on topics and applications such as data converter design, biomedical circuits and systems, integrated signal processing, micropower energy harvesting circuits, communication circuits, emerging computer architectures, 3D ICs, microelectronics for the IoT/IoE, instrumentation systems, organic electronics, emerging transistor technologies, steep slope transistors, MEMS, image sensors, THz electronics, custom hardware for AI applications, etc.

    The selected candidate to the open position in Electromagnetics should conduct research in areas related to electromagnetics, either in fundamental research in the discipline (e.g. wave propagation in matter, antennas, and microwave engineering) or applied engineering such as personal communication systems (e.g. 5G), space communications (e.g. satellite communications, radio astronomy), biomedical methods and techniques, and industry applications.

    Applicants to the available position in Astronomical Instrumentation are required to hold a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Physics, Astrophysics or related fields. The search is open to all areas of astronomical instrumentation, defined as experimental hardware and software developments for the study of the Cosmos and aerospace exploration. These areas include, but are not limited to: visible and near-infrared spectroscopy, adaptive optics, millimetric astronomy, data processing and astronomical simulations based on high performance computing. The successful candidate is expected to affiliate with the Center of Astro Engineering (AIUC, http://www.aiuc.puc.cl/), an interdisciplinary initiative of the Faculties of Engineering and Physics, created to promote the development of astronomical technology in Chile, taking advantage of the presence of major international observatories in the country.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D., preferably in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field, with a clear focus on the mentioned areas, at the time of hiring. It is important that the applicants are willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as Biomedical Engineering, Fundamental Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Computational Science, Mitigation of Natural Disasters, Complex Systems, Inverse Problems, Cybersecurity, Cyber-physical Systems, and 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 willing to learn the language well enough to teach in this language within two years. 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 successful candidates may 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 Electrical Engineering – Field <x>; see note A) by November 30th, 2020 (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:
    Field <x> must identify one of the following fields: Communications, Power Electronics, Microelectronics, Electromagnetics, and Astronomical Instrumentation. The applicant will get a response from the email address vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, Professor Angel Abusleme, angel@uc.cl

    [i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): http://news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327

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

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

    • Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the 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 typically around two months.

  • Assistant Professor Position in Social and Technology Studies in relation to Public Policy

    The School of Government at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is a new interdisciplinary academic unit created by five university Faculties, i.e., Social Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Law, History-Geography and Political Sciences, and Engineering. Its academic aim is to become one of the leading Schools of Government in Latin America. This call is to invite outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Social and Technology Studies in relation to Public Policy.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and strong abilities to conduct independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The selected candidate should lead research initiatives in the area of science and technology in relation to public policy, but special emphasis will be given to candidates who have been trained and do research in the areas of:

    • Disaster Research
    • Technology and public policy
    • Epidemics and technology
    • Welfare studies

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline (i.e. public policy, sociology, engineering, economics, innovation, or other related areas). Due to the nature of our School of Government, previous experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with faculty in other groups within the university, such as the Engineering School, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences; Faculty of Social Sciences; Faculty of Law, and Faculty of History, Geography and Political Science.

    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 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 state-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc.

    Excellence in teaching is also expected, and selected candidates will be required to create new undergraduate and graduate courses related to the research agenda, as well as teaching traditional courses in public policy and research methods. Applicants are required to be fluent in Spanish after one year, as classes are taught in Spanish.

    The following aspects will be considered as additional merits:

    • Experience collaborating in public policy initiatives or projects;
    • Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration, as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with other faculty within the university;
    • Experience in leading scientific initiatives that are relevant for public policy.

    Application Procedure

    Candidates should submit the following documents by October 26th 2020 using the following link. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

    1. Research statement indicating immediate and long-term research goals. Specify potential collaboration networks and plans for interacting with researchers in Chile and other countries.
    2. Teaching statement of purpose indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and her/his teaching plans. Be as specific as possible, e.g. giving examples of how the applicant plans to transfer her/his knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English or Spanish, see note A).
    4. Copies of your most important publications, working papers or thesis chapters highlighting their contribution to knowledge (up to five).
    5. An official copy of the candidate’s graduate transcripts (including the PhD degree).
    6. In addition, candidates should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be uploaded through the advertisement link.

    Once the complete set of application materials has been received, the applicant will be contacted within two weeks after the deadline and informed whether her/his application has been accepted for further consideration. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate will be invited to give a job talk on her/his current research topics and hold interviews with the faculty members from the Selection Committee.

    Documents can be sent in English or Spanish.

    CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: OCTOBER 26th 2020

     Note A:

    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.

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