Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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  • Engineering Design in Relation to Computer and Information Technologies

    The area of Engineering-Design at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in Engineering Design in relation to computer and information technologies. This is a joint position shared by the School of Engineering at Dilab 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 teach in the field at the undergraduate and graduate level, to do extension and outreach activities, to transfer knowledge to industry in patents, or other similar mechanisms, and to develop independent research. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: design, creativity, innovation, and engineering education. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this area, it is also expected that the applicant develop a strong relationship with different industries responsible for the production of any goods or services. 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 evergoing 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 have disciplinary training in either of the engineering areas such as: mechanical, electrical, computer, civil, material science, systems, and manufacturing operations. He/She must hold (or be currently pursuing studies towards) a Ph.D. preferably in engineering, the sciences, or design. Regardless of his/her academic background, candidates must demonstrate knowledge in the fields of design, manufacturing, and market research. During the first year teaching may be in English, but after that the successful applicant should be able to teach also in Spanish. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and a strong vocation for all aspects of academic 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. The successful candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.. Application instructions Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put:”Engineering Design in computer and information technologies”; see note A) by “November 30th, 2017” (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. An up-to-date curriculum vitae (in Spanish or English, note B).
    3. Copies of the candidate’s five most recent publications included in Thomson Reuters database (ex ISI), if available. Otherwise, include any articles considered relevant in the context of the application (see note C ).
    4. 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: list 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 publications indexed at Web of Science (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 included 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 selected faculty members of the area of Engineering Design (DILAB) and the School of Design, the Dean of the School of Engineering, the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies, and the Selection Committee. Further information Additional information may be obtained by emailing to di-lab@ing.puc.cl

  • Construction Management

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Construction Management at the Department of Engineering and Construction Management.

    Duties

    The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), conducting research, providing external services and carrying out administrative tasks in the following area: Construction Management.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in related areas. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively; some international experience is also desirable. Candidates do not need to know Spanish at the time of applying, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to begin teaching in it in the short term. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and a strong vocation for all aspects of academic 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.). The successful candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put: “Construction Management”; see note A) by October 28th (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, e.g. 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. Copies of the candidate’s five most recent ISI publications, if available. Otherwise, include any articles  considered relevant in 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:

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

    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 Department of Engineering and Construction Management, the Dean of the School of Engineering and the Selection Committee.

    Further information

    Additional information may be obtained by emailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Sergio Vera (svera@ing.puc.cl).

  • Uncertainty Modeling in Complex Systems

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put:”Faculty position in Uncertainty Modeling in Complex Systems”; see note A) by May 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

  • 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 May 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

  • 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 March 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 July 15th, 2019. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

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

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

  • Finance

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

  • Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering

    The Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering of the Schools of Engineering, Medicine and Biological Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invite applications for two full-time faculty positions. We will consider exceptional candidates with demonstrated academic experience in any of the research and teaching areas of the Institute (see iibm.uc.cl).

    Duties

    The duties associated with the position include creating a strong independent research program, teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), outreach and carrying out administrative tasks. The candidates applying to these positions should conduct high impact research in any of the areas of the Institute:

    • Biomedical Imaging: Image Acquisition, Reconstruction, Processing and Modelling.
    • Cellular and Molecular Engineering: Protein Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Computational Biophysics, Biofilms, Biocatalysis, Biotechnology
    • Tissue Engineering: Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Regeneration, Biomaterials.
    • Biomechanics and Quantitative Physiology: Mathematical Physiology, Physiological Monitoring, Computational Biomechanics, Cell Mechanics, Mechanobiology, Medical Devices, Medical Instrumentation, Computational Medicine.

    Priority will be given to candidates who work in areas complementary to the ones already covered by our faculty members.

    Requirements

    Ph.D. in Engineering, Biological Sciences, Medicine or a related discipline. Applicants should be proactive on pursuing independent research lines, able to work collaboratively, and show evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration. Preference will be given to candidates with potential to synergistically collaborate with the existing faculty members in one of the research areas of the Institute mentioned above. Candidates do not need to speak Spanish at the time of applying, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to begin teaching in Spanish in the short term.

    Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and a strong vocation for all aspects of academic life, 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. The position also includes the need to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and to support teaching of traditional courses in related areas.

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to BMEfacultypositions@uc.cl (with the subject “Application”) by March 31, 2019. Late applications may be considered until the positions are filled. Candidates to previous calls, please see note A.

    1. Research statement (in 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 English) indicating why you should be considered for the position and your plans for teaching. Be as specific as possible, e.g. giving examples of how you aim to transfer your knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. Up-to-date curriculum vitae in English – see note B.
    4. Copies of your five most important Web of Science publications highlighting their contribution to science and engineering. Include a full list of articles you consider relevant in the context of your application.
    5. In addition, candidates should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be emailed directly by the signatories to BMEfacultypositions@uc.cl.

    This position is available immediately. Please include in your application the date in which you will be available.

    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 hold interviews with the Director of the Institute, the Deans and members of the Selection Committee.

    Further information may be obtained by emailing the Director of the Institute, Dr. Pablo Irarrazaval (pim@uc.cl)

    Note A: Candidates who participated in previous calls of the Institute must inform the Selection Committee, through BMEfacultypositions@uc.cl, their intention to participate in this call. The applicant will have the option to update the documentation, or may be requested to do so.

    Note B: The CV must be organized along the following lines:

    1. Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), e-mail address, web page (if any)
    2. Education: list of all degrees or professional titles obtained with granting institutions and dates.
    3. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught, years).
    4. Professional experience (company, tasks, years)
    5. Research
      1. List of Web of Science journal publications. Please avoid including other publications, such as non WoS journals, conference presentations, etc (you can include these in section 5.b).
      2. List of other publications such as non WoS Journals, reports, books or book chapters, attended conferences, research projects participated in, patents, etc.
      3. Other: Awards, computing abilities, languages, other background information that you consider relevant.
  • Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering

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

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position should conduct research in Geotechnical Engineering, with an emphasis on experimental soil mechanics. In particular, we value applicants with experience or potential skills in:

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

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as Structural Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Geosciences. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering; see note A) by April 15th, 2019 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

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

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, professor Diego Lopez-Garcia (dlg@ing.puc.cl).

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits can be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1. Interviews/Presentation (Lecturer):

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

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

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

    3. Approval the candidate by the School Council

    4. The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)

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

     

  • Faculty Position in Mechatronic Systems

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

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position in Mechatronic Systems should conduct teaching, research and technological innovation activities in any area related to mechatronic systems.  The selected candidate is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and teach at least one course in mechatronics/robotics applied to device fabrication and manufacturing processes.

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Mechatronic Systems; see note A) by May 30th, 2019 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

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

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing Dr. Angel Abusleme (angel@uc.cl), Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department or Dr. Aldo Cipriano (aciprian@ing.puc.cl), Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    • Interviews and Presentation/Lecturer:
      1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department (DIE & DIMM)
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Presentation/Lecturer (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)

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

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

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

  • Faculty Position in Interfacial Engineering

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

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position in Interfacial Engineering should conduct research in topics such as surface science, membranes, coating processes, (bio)-catalysis, micro-structured polymers, and nanomaterials and separation processes.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. on Chemical Engineering with emphasis on Interfacial Engineering, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as Food Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering or Mining Engineering. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty Position in Interfacial Engineering; see note A) by April 30th, 2019 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

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

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, Ricardo Pérez, perez@ing.puc.cl.

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting independent research, Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position in Integration of Solar Thermal Energy to Industrial Processes should conduct research in topics such as resource assessment, solar thermal energy collection, conversion and storage, integration of solar thermal energy to different industrial processes, 1st and 2nd Law analysis, hybrid systems, solar cooling, economics of solar thermal energy, promotion policies, and other topics related to the position. The focus of this faculty position is technical and not economical.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a similar discipline, with emphasis on solar energy and thermal processes, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as thermal fluid sciences, energy meteorology, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, controls, optimization, and others related to the main topic here described. Collaboration with teams from academic departments of the School of Engineering such as Electrical, Chemical, Industrial Engineering and others is also strongly encouraged. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Integration of Solar Thermal Energy to Industrial Processes; see note A) by June 30th, 2019 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled):

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

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, Prof. Aldo Cipriano Z. aciprian@ing.puc.cl, or Prof. Rodrigo Escobar, rescobar@ing.puc.cl.

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

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