Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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  • 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 October 1st, 2022. 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. Tomás Reyes (threyes@ing.puc.cl). [i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): http://news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327

  • Faculty Position in Robotic Systems

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Robotic Systems. The appointment will be affiliated to the Department of Electrical Engineering (DIE) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DIMM) in a 50%-50% ratio.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position in Robotic Systems should conduct teaching, research and technological innovation activities in any area related to robotic systems.  The selected candidate is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and teach three courses per year related to robotics, including undergraduate courses in electrical and/or mechanical engineering, and graduate course(s) focusing on one or more of the topics mentioned below.

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

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree in a related discipline. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as robotics, automation and manufacturing. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Robotic Systems; see note A) by July 31st, 2022 (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 Dr. Matias Negrete (mnegrete@ing.puc.cl), Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department or Dr. Magdalena Walczak (mwalczak@ing.puc.cl), Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

     Appendix 1. Application steps

    • Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. 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 Departments and the Search Committee
    • Approval the candidate by the Faculty 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 Finance

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

    The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a hard requirement. In addition, candidates should be qualified to work with academic teams, and lead scientific and industry-liaison initiatives. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with other faculty within the Department and School, participate in and develop research projects, and be involved in an active research agenda.
    Excellence in teaching is also expected, and selected candidates will be required to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas, as well as to participate actively in the development of the curriculum. Successful candidates will be required to teach three semester-long undergraduate or graduate courses per year. Spanish language is not required at the time of application but should become the language of teaching before the end of the second year.

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents in English to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put: “Faculty position in Finance”; see note A) by January 31st, 2023. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may 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 may be obtained by visiting the website www.ing.puc.cl/ics-positions or emailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Tomás Reyes (threyes@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. 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:

    • 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 faculty members of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
    b. Interview with the Selection Committee
    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 Faculty 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 Sustainable Development in Mining

    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 outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Sustainable Development in Mining at the Department of Mining 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 Sustainable Development in Mining should conduct research in topics such as mining processes for reducing energy consumption and use of renewable energy sources, efficiency in the usage of water resources in the mining industry and reduction of the hydric footprint, circular economy along the value chain of the mining industry, minimization of environmental impact of mining operations and reduction of the environmental footprint, and LCA studies in the mining sector. Regarding teaching is expected that duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses on Sustainable Development in Mining and Environmental Management in the Mining Sector.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences or Mathematics, with emphasis on Sustainable Development, 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: Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses, Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering, or the Institute for Sustainable Development.

    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). 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.

    It is of special interest for the Department of Mining Engineering to promote the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Thus, applications from female candidates are highly valued.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Sustainable Development in Mining; see note A) by November 30th, 2022 (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 the Department Chair, Dr Juan Carlos Salas, e-mail jcsalasm@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. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

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

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

    3. Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council

    4. The selected candidate is informed (offer letter)

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

  • Faculty Position in Astronomical Instrumentation

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America, invites outstanding candidates to apply for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level in the area of Astronomical Instrumentation (AI) 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 are desired.

    The successful candidate is expected to carry out teaching not only in AI but also in topics related to the fundamentals of instrumentation, such as electromagnetics, electronics, control, and optics. Research topics other than AI, are also welcomed, especially with other disciplines of engineering, physics and astronomy.

    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.

    Requirements

    Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Astrophysics, or related fields at the time of hiring. 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 and imaging, adaptive optics, millimetric astronomy, data processing and astronomical simulations based on high performance computing. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Center of Astro Engineering (AIUC, 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.

    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 successful candidates may also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    The Chilean scientific community has access to world class astronomical facilities present in the country, 10% of the observing time of all telescopes installed in Chile is reserved to the Chilean community.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Astronomical Instrumentation; see note A) by December 31th, 2022 (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 Department Chair, Professor Matias Negrete, mnegrete@ing.puc.cl

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

    All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe 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 and the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering
      2. Interview with the Selection Committee
      3. Psychological Interview
      4. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)
    • Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Selection Committee
    • Approval by the Faculty Council
    • The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)

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

  • Faculty Position in STEM Higher Education

    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. This call is for a joint position shared by College UC and the School of Engineering, with primary affiliation with College UC.

    College UC is an Interdisciplinary Academic Unit focusing on the undergraduate level through its three degrees: Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities.

    Duties

    High-quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and independent research. Teaching responsibilities must be agreed between the School of Engineering, College UC and the professor. The expected teaching load is three courses per year, at least two of which should be required Engineering courses for College students. Such courses could be Engineering Challenges; Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship; or other relevant courses to both schools. The academic is also expected to develop new courses, carry out teaching innovation, propose and lead new Majors and Minors for College UC. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counseling, professional education, and university administrative tasks.

    Candidates should demonstrate experience and potential to develop independent and collaborative research in STEM Higher Education, talent attraction to STEM, in particular of underrepresented groups in Engineering and its majors. Areas of interest may include economics, public policy, educational program evaluation, gender and social equity, inclusion, diversity, student persistence, employability, interdisciplinarity, teaching methodologies and instructional design with and without technology, educational technologies,  computing education research, and 21st century skills, among others.

    Requirements

    • Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree at the time of hiring or must be pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the short term. If the selected candidate has a Ph.D., they will be hired as Assistant Professor. Otherwise, they will be hired as Adjunct Instructor until they graduate with a Ph.D.
    • Applicants should state previous academic experience in the application.
    • Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and the public good of the institution, especially with the College’s undergraduate educational model.
    • Applicants must be highly motivated to continuously improve their teaching skills and have a genuine interest in getting involved with the graduate programs in Engineering and related areas.
    • Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to undergo independent and interdisciplinary research in different areas of STEM Higher Education, such as the role of minorities.
    • Applicants must demonstrate capacity to develop undergraduate teaching, ideally interdisciplinary.
    • Applicants must demonstrate capacity to develop and lead outreach actions.
    • Identification with the principles and mission of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
    • 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). English is a requirement.

    Selection Criteria

    • Capacity and potential for interdisciplinary teaching at College UC.
    • Capacity for organization and innovation in teaching methodologies, with and without technology.
    • Trajectory and quality of applicant’s scientific production, and the quality of their teaching.
    • Academic references.
    • Capacity and potential for interdisciplinary work in research.
    • Capacity and potential for outreach.

    Application Instructions

    Questions regarding the application can be addressed to the Academic Subdirector of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Bachelor’s degree program, Renato Lewin (rlewin@mat.uc.cl).

    Applicants should submit the following documents to College UC newfaculty_collegeuc@uc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty Position in STEM in Higher Education) by august 31st, 2022 (applications will be considered until the position is filled). Although the call is primarily for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome. The application can be in Spanish or English and the documents must be submitted in PDF format.

    1. A research statement (2 pages) 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 (2 pages) 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 students in College UC, potential courses, majors, minors, etc.
    3. Teaching portfolio, indicating teaching and curricular innovations implemented. Attach a copy of the most relevant material.
    4. An updated curriculum vitae (in English), that includes:
      1. Personal information: name, 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. Please attach copies of academic certificates.
      3. Educational experience: university or institution, courses taught, years, and role in teaching (i.e., Professor, Teacher Assistant, Guest, etc.). Indicate teaching and curricular innovations implemented. Attach copies of the most relevant material.
      4. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).
      5. Research:
        • Complete list of publications (Web of Science, SCOPUS and others), reports, books, book chapters, conferences attended, research projects participated in, patents, etc. Attach copies of the three most relevant publications.
        • Participation in research projects specifying the level of involvement (IP, co-I, etc.), start and end dates, and institution.
        • Other: awards, computer skills, languages, and relevant background information.

    5. At least three letters of recommendation must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to College UC newfaculty_collegeuc@uc.cl

    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.

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile welcomes and embraces diversity. It does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status.

    Other employment benefits can be found in:

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

    A foreign candidate who applies from abroad, if selected for the position, will require the corresponding visa obtained at the consulate of the origin country in order to be incorporated into the academic staff of the University.

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

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

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

    All these activities will be carried out online. The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is typically around two months.

  • Faculty Position in Economics and Management of Traffic Congestion in Multimodal Transportation Systems

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide [i], invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Economics and Management of Traffic Congestion in Multimodal Transportation Systems at the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics. 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 Economics and Management of Traffic Congestion in Multimodal Transportation Systems should conduct research in topics such as, but not limited to, traffic congestion modelling and management based on multi-sourced data, urban space allocation considering new mobility trends and sustainability issues, autonomous vehicles impact on car ownership and traffic congestion, and economic, environmental and policy analysis of traffic control strategies.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Transport Engineering, or closely related areas, 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 data science, sustainability and urban planning. 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). 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 Economics and Management of Traffic Congestion in Multimodal Transportation Systems; see note A) by October 15th 2022 (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 the Department Chair, Professor Ricardo Giesen (giesen@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. 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 faculty members of the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics
      2. Interview with the Selection Committee
      3. Psychological Interview
      4. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)

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

    • 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 Deep Technologies in Bioengineering

    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 Deep Technologies in Bioengineering.

    The position is presented by the Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (DIQB) of the School of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in conjunction with the Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering (IIBM) of the Schools of Engineering, Medicine and Biological Sciences, the Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering, and the Millenium Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy. The position will have primary affiliation at the DIQB and the secondary affiliation will be defined by the Schools according to the research area of the selected candidate.

    The objective of this call is to promote applied research focused on bioengineering of biotherapeutic molecules, including areas such as a) the discovery and development of biotherapeutic molecules such as drugs and vaccines, b) their modeling and rational design using machine learning or c) the productive optimization of biotherapeutical bioprocesses.

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

    Mammalian cell engineering for production of biomolecules or vaccines

    Cell-free systems for production of therapeutics

    Technologies for delivering of nucleic acids and viral particles 

    Structural biology and engineering of therapeutic proteins 

    Computational design of biotherapeutic molecules 

    Analysis of genomic and multiomic big data focused on the discovery of new therapeutics

    Development of methods and techniques of statistical learning or data science applied to biotherapeutics 

    Simulation and control of bioprocesses assisted by machine learning 

    Artificial intelligence applied to design of biological systems in biomedicine 

    Optimization of production processes or separation of biotherapeutics or vaccines 

    Design of plants and bioprocesses of biotherapeutic compounds 

    Simulation and modeling of production processes of biotherapeutic compounds 

    Design and execution of pre-clinical studies to evaluate safety and efficacy of drugs and vaccines 

    Implementation of methodologies according to good manufacturing practices

    Duties

    The position will require undergraduate and graduate teaching. It is expected to contribute with courses to the Major in Biological Engineering and the Diploma of Civil Engineering in Biotechnology, depending on its area of specialization. They might include courses such as Design in Biological Engineering, Design of Biological Processes, Industrial Biotechnology, Fundamentals in Biotechnology, Experimental Design and Multivariate Analysis, among others. This position might create new interdisciplinary postgraduate courses contributing to the postgraduate programs of each academic unit. The position might also create and participate in certificates and diplomas in the field of biotherapeutics engineering, bioinformatics and computational biology, or the industrial development of biological products. This position will finally participate in several masters and doctoral 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 Biomedicine, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or related areas. Undergraduate studies in biological engineering, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or pharmaceutical chemistry are also expected.

    The position will be part of an interdisciplinary environment, where he/she will be able to interact with academics in diverse research areas from chemical engineering, industrial, environmental and food biotechnology, to biomedical engineering, protein engineering, bioinformatics and computational biology, microbiology and immunology, among several others. Depending on its background, the position might participate at the vaccine development laboratory at the PUC Innovation Center.

    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.

    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 Deep Technologies in Bioengineering; see note A) by February 28th, 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 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: 
      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 

    Further information may be obtained by emailing the Director at DIQB, Dr. Ricardo Pérez (perez@ing.puc.cl), or the Director of the Major in Biological Engineering program, Dr. Daniel Garrido (dgarridoc@ing.puc.cl).

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in: 

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1. Interviews/Seminar:
    • Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
    • Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering
    • Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering
    • Interview with members and the Head of the Millenium Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy

    2. Interview with the Search Committee of the Faculty of Engineering

    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.

    5. Selection of the final candidate by the Departments and the Search Committee

    6. Approval the candidate by the Faculty Council

    7. 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 CyberSecurity

    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 cybersecurity.

    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 cybersecurity and cryptography, including but not limited to privacy, data protection, computer network security, information technology security, software and application security, blockchain, computer forensics, smart contracts, data integrity, 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.

    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 Cybersecurity; see note A) by January 3rd, 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 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

    1. Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Departament of Computer Science
      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.

    b. Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Search

    c. CommitteeApproval the candidate by the Faculty Council

    d. 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 Science

    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 computer science.

    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 one or more of the following areas:

    • Theoretical computer science: including algorithms, data structures, computational complexity, information theory, automata theory, cryptography, among others.
    • Artificial intelligence: reasoning, knowledge representation, planning, learning, natural language processing, perception, computer vision, recommendation systems, speech recognition, automated decision-making, human-centered AI, ethical aspects of AI, among others.
    • Computing systems: operating systems, computer networks, distributed computing, parallel computing, cloud computing, high-performance computing, among others.
    • Software Engineering: definition, implementation, assessment, measurement, management, change, and improvement of the software life cycle process, testing, quality assurance, web and mobile development, among others.
    • Information Technology: decision support systems, information systems, information science, modeling and automation, information management, integration and deployment, among others. 
    • Human-centered computing: human-computer interaction and interfaces, cognitive computing, information science, user experience, conceptual modeling, social information systems, 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 in the previously mentioned topics.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D., preferably in Computer Science. 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.

    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 Computer Science; see note A) by January 3rd, 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 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

    1. Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Departament of Computer Science
      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.

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

    3. Approval the candidate by the Faculty Council

    4. The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)

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

  • Faculty Position in Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and DataScience in Technology and Industry

    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 automation, artificial intelligence, and data science in technology and industry.

    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 any area related to artificial intelligence, and/or data science as well as one or more of the following technological or industrial topics:

    • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Mining Engineering,  including applications in ore processing, transportation, open pit development, underground mining, mine planning and mineral economy.
    • Cryptocurrencies and New Financial Technologies, with focus on cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications for finance, fintech, and related areas.
      • Data-driven engineering of biological systems, including, but not limited, to analysis of big ‘omics’ data (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, fenomics, among others), modeling of biological networks (e.g., metabolic and transcriptional regulatory networks), protein engineering (e.g., folding and structure prediction), molecular dynamics simulation, chemoinformatics, drug design, among others.
      • Cybersecurity, including but not limited to cryptography, privacy, and data protection, software security, blockchain, computer forensics, smart contracts, data integrity, and their intersection with data science or artificial intelligence.
    • Health Data Science, with a focus on understanding the causes and effects of diseases, predicting their behavior, and understanding people’s health behaviors, among others.
    • Generative models for content creation, including domains such as automatic generation of music, speech, images, video, or text using state-of-the-art generative deep learning-based architectures such as VAEs, GANs, Flow, and Diffusion-based models.
      • Analytical Social Sciences, including, but not limited, to topics like the use of social networks data, and other sources, to assess opinions, society trends in important topics, design and analysis of voting systems, in the context of a “digital democracy”. Also considered are topics related to the analysis of social choice in different contexts, with the support of game theoretical models, and the like.
    • Interaction Design, including domains, such as mobile interaction, interactive surfaces, social computing, ubiquitous computing, human-centered design, collaborative technologies, and affective computing.

     

    The selected candidate is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program, support doctoral programs, and teach three courses per year, two of these courses have to belong to the data science program taught by the computer science department, and another course according to their expertise in the previously mentioned topics. 

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D., preferably in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and/or have demonstrable expertise in these 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.

    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 DataScience in Technology and Industry; see note A) by February 28th, 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 vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl

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    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1. Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Departament of Computer Science
      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.

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

    3. Approval the candidate by the Faculty Council

    4. The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)

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