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  • Marketing Analytics

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

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

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

  • Engineering Economics

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

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

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

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

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

  • Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering

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

    Duties

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

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering; see note A) by November 29th, 2019 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

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

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

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

    Further information

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

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits can be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

    1. Interviews/Presentation (Lecturer):

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

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

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

    3. Approval the candidate by the School Council

    4. The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)

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

     

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

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

    Duties

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

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

    Application instructions

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

    1. A statement of purpose (in Spanish or English) indicating why you should be considered for the vacancy and your plans in the areas of research and teaching. Be as specific as possible, e.g., giving examples of how you aim to transfer your engineering design knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students, and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers you may have developed or intend to develop in the future.
    2. A teaching portfolio if available (highly recommended).
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in Spanish or English, see note B).
    4. Copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.
    Note A:
    The applicant will get a response from this email address confirming that the documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:

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

    ii.        Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.

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

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

    v.        Research:

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

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

     

     

  • Faculty Position in Digital Construction Management

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America, ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide and ranked n°37 by QS World University Rankings in Engineering – Civil & Structural (2019), invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Digital Construction Management at the Department of Construction Engineering and Management.

    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 Digital Construction Management should conduct research in construction management topics, such as:

    • Artificial Intelligence applied to Construction Management (i.e. big data and analytics; data Mining)
    • Construction Virtual Modelling and Simulations (i.e. modelling risk and uncertainty; simulation and modelling of construction operations)
    • Construction informatics (i.e. BIM/ VDC; Building Life Cycle Management; digital collaboration and mobility; Internet of Things)

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold (or be currently pursuing studies towards) a Ph.D. in a related discipline (i.e. civil engineering, computer science, informatics engineering, construction engineering, architectural engineering, architecture). 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 Architectural/Building Engineering, Highway Engineering, Materials Science and Technology, Construction Processes and Technology and Construction Project Management. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

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

    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 Digital Construction Management; see note A) by March 16th, 2020 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

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

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, Sergio Vera (svera@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/Presentation (Lecture):
      1. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Construction Engineering and Management
      3. Interview with the Search Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Presentation (Lecture) (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and graduate student)

    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.

     

  • Associate or full professor in Timber Construction PUC Wood Innovation Center Offered position

    The School of Engineering (32nd in the World’s QS of top universities in Civil Engineering) and Architecture (34th in the QS raking for Architecture) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) are looking for a motivated academic with strong recognition in at least one of the following areas:

    • timber structural design,
    • timber architectural design,
    • timber construction, and/or
    • timber products manufacturing,

    to fill a full-time tenure-track academic position at the rank of associate or full professor. The selected candidate is expected to have reduced academic load (one subject per semester) and lead the academic strategy of the Wood Innovation Center (CIM-UC), a public-private joint technological center devoted to foster mid-rise timber construction in Chile and Latinamerica.

    Requirements

    • Strong scientific achievements, including high quality peer-reviewed publications and granted projects, in at least one of the aforementioned areas (timber structural or architectural design, construction or manufacturing). The achievements must commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor. Applications of assistant professors may only be considered when merit promoting to the rank of associate professor.
    • D. in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Wood Science or closely related disciplines.
    • Starting language is English. Spanish language is not mandatory at the time of application, but candidates need to learn the language well enough to teach in Spanish in the short term (two years maximum).
    • Strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and public good of the institution.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents in English to contactocim@uc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Associate or full professor in timber construction; see note A) by May 31st, 2020 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A research and teaching statement indicating scientific and teaching plans (2 pages maximum);
    2. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    3. Two letters of recommendation.
    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:

    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.

    The interviews of the successful applicants will arranged within two months after deadline.

    Further information

    The interviews of the successful applicants will arranged within two months after deadline.

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Interim Director, Professor Pablo Guindos (pguindos@ing.puc.cl).

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits can be found in:

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

  • Faculty Position in Multiscale Engineering Mechanics

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

    Application instructions

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

    These interviews are generally carried out within a week.

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

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

  • Posición de Director Ejecutivo del Centro de Innovación de la Madera CIM-UC CORMA

    Centro de Innovación de la Madera CIM-UC CORMA

    El Centro de Innovación de la Madera (CIM, http://madera.uc.cl/) es un centro tecnológico de investigación aplicada y transferencia de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) localizado en Santiago. El CIM es un centro multidisciplinario que se forma a través de la estrecha colaboración de la Facultad de Arquitectura, Facultad de Ingeniería, Facultad de Agronomía, así como un consorcio de empresas que incluye algunas de las mayores empresas forestales de Latinoamérica.  El CIM cuenta con un staff de 15 empleados y un presupuesto basal anual de aproximadamente 1 MM de USD.  La principal misión del centro consiste en crear tecnologías constructivas que mejoren la competitividad de la construcción con madera, en particular de edificios de mediana (hasta 6 pisos) y gran altura (hasta 15 pisos), así como transferir estas tecnologías a la industria mediante proyectos de transferencia y la construcción de obras icónicas que supongan un avance importante a nivel Latinoamericano. Algunos de los logros más recientes del CIM incluyen la construcción de un edificio pionero de 6 pisos en madera, la construcción de complejos residenciales de vivienda social con muy elevados estándares, así como la organización de la conferencia internacional de la madera más importante a nivel mundial (WCTE2020). Actualmente estamos buscando postulantes para la vacante de Director Ejecutivo del centro.

    Tareas

    Bajo la dirección del Director Académico CIM, cuya principal función consiste en liderar académicamente el centro y elaborar la agenda de creación de tecnologías, se espera que el Director Ejecutivo sea capaz de:

    • Liderar la agenda de relaciones institucionales del centro con los diferentes stakeholders, lo que incluye universidades nacionales y extranjeras, centros tecnológicos, Ministerios, empresas forestales, empresas constructoras e inmobiliarias, Corfo y Madera21.
    • A través de esta vinculación, se espera que el Director Ejecutivo lidere la atracción de recursos al centro lo que incluye nuevos proyectos de investigación y transferencia de fuentes públicas y privadas.
    • Además del levantamiento de recursos, se espera que el Director Ejecutivo lidere el proceso de crecimiento del centro atrayendo nuevos socios.
    • Implementar una estrategia efectiva de trasferencia tecnológica con la industria de la construcción en el corto y mediano plazo.
    • Implementar el plan estratégico CIM 2025 liderado por el Director Académico.
    • Llevar cuenta detallada de resultados del centro proponiendo e implementando mejoras en su gestión.
    • Generar alianzas estratégicas con centros y universidades especializadas en la construcción con madera.

    Requisitos

    Los requisitos imprescindibles del cargo son los siguientes:

    • Diplomado en Ingeniería Civil, Ingeniería Comercial, Ingeniería Forestal, Arquitectura, Construcción Civil o carreras afines.
    • Como mínimo 7 años de experiencia en cargos de gestión relacionados con la industria forestal o de la construcción.
    • Conocimiento profundo del funcionamiento de empresas y universidades.
    • Gran capacidad de relación pública y negociación.
    • Excelente dominio del inglés.
    • Estrecho compromiso con todos los aspectos relacionados con la vida académica y el bien institucional de la Pontificia Universidad Católica.

    Asimismo, aunque no imprescindible, se valorará muy positivamente:

    • Estudios de postgrado como MBA o/y doctorado.
    • Buen conocimiento de proveedores en la cadena de valor forestal o/y de la construcción.
    • Buen conocimiento en la preparación, adquisición e implementación de proyectos de investigación e innovación.
    • Experiencia demostrable en la gestión y transferencia de nuevas tecnologías.

    Instrucciones de postulación

    Los postulantes deberán enviar los siguientes documentos a contactocim@uc.cl indicando Director Ejecutivo hasta el 31 de marzo de 2020, postulaciones posteriores a esta fecha podrán ser consideradas hasta que se ocupe la vacante:

    1. Carta de motivación incluyendo su visión de futuro en el campo de la construcción con madera y justificando claramente porqué su perfil se ajusta a las características de la vacante.
    2. Curriculum Vitae actualizado.
    3. Como mínimo tres contactos de referencia describiendo su relación profesional con los mismos.

    Información adicional

    Para informaciones adicionales acerca de esta vacante pueden contactar con el Director Académico Interino, el profesor Pablo Guindos pguindos@ing.puc.cl

    Declaración de política EEO/AAP

    La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile se compromete a fomentar un entorno que favorece la diversidad y no discrimina en base a la orígenes raciales, creencias religiosas, discapacidades, edad, orientación sexual o estado civil en todas sus actividades.

    Proceso de Selección

    1. Entrevista personal con los decanos de las Escuelas de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, el Presidente del Directorio CIM UC y el Director Académico Interino del CIM UC.
    2. Presentación de su experiencia, capacidades y visión de futuro al Directorio CIM UC.
    3. Notificación de aceptación (carta oferta).

    El proceso de selección, desde las entrevistas hasta la resolución generalmente se produce en un periodo inferior a 30 días.

  • Faculty Position in Digital Transformation

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

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Digital Transformation; see note A) by September 15th, 2020 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    Further information

    Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering Chairman, Professor Juan Carlos Ferrer (jferrer@ing.puc.cl) and the Department Chair of Computer Science Chairman, Professor Miguel Nussbaum (mn@ing.puc.cl).

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

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

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

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

     

  • Faculty Position in Finance

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

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

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

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

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

    Further information 

    Additional information may be obtained by visiting the website www.ing.puc.cl/ics-positions or e-mailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Juan Carlos Ferrer (jferrer@ing.puc.cl).

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

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in: 

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

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

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

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