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  • Marketing Analytics

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

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

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

    v.        Research:

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

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

  • Faculty Position in Finance I

    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 June 30th, 2021 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled). 

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

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

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

    Further information 

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

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

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in: 

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

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

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

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

  • Faculty Positions in Electrical Engineering

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

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

    Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D., preferably in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field, with a clear focus on the mentioned areas, at the time of hiring. It is important that the applicants are willing to work collaboratively with faculty in areas such as Biomedical Engineering, Fundamental Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Computational Science, Mitigation of Natural Disasters, Complex Systems, Inverse Problems, Cybersecurity, Cyber-physical Systems, and others. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

    Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be willing to learn the language well enough to teach in this language within two years. Fluency in English is a requirement.

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

    Application instructions

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

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

     EEO/AAP Policy Statement

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

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

     Appendix 1. Application steps

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

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

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

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

  • Faculty Position in Mineral Economics

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide[i], invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Mineral Economics at the Department of Mining 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 Mineral Economics should conduct research in topics such as: policies and strategies in the mining industry, economics of mineral and metal markets, circular economy and mining activity, climate policy and competitiveness of the mining sector, natural resource economics and depletion of non-renewable resources, water and energy management, taxes and investment policies effects in mining project development.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. of Engineering, Economics or related disciplines with emphasis on Mineral Economics, 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 Economics and Business Administration, Government, Mathematics and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Social Sciences. 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 Mineral Economics; see note A) by April 30th, 2021 (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. Juan Carlos Salas (jcsalasm@uc.cl)

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

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

  • Faculty Positions Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering

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

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

    About IMC

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

    ■ developing cutting-edge research in all areas mentioned above;

    ■ addressing complex problems in coordination with other disciplines;

    ■ training highly-qualified students with a solid background in science and engineering methods;

    ■ establishing networks of collaborations with leading research institutions around the world; and

    ■ actively transferring knowledge to society in the form of technological development and outreach.

    The IMC is responsible for the Licentiate in Data Science Engineering (http://imc.uc.cl/index.php/estudiantes/estudiantes-de-pregrado/licenciatura-en-ingenieria-en-ciencia-de-datos) and the Mathematical Engineering programs at UC, and is in the process of creating graduate programs in Mathematical and Computational Engineering leading to masters and doctoral degrees. Further information about the Institute can be found at imc.uc.cl

     About UC

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

    Application Instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents, in English, to vacancysearch.imc@uc.cl (in the email subject line, please write “Faculty position IMC”) by April 10th, 2021:

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

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

    Salary

     Salary is about US$50,000 per year, before taxes, health insurance, and pension fund contribution, at the assistant professor level. The University offers a startup funding support for the first 3-years of tenure-track faculty.

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

    Further information

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

  • Faculty Position in Smart Grids and Renewable Energy for Future Energy 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 Smart Grids and Renewable Energy for Future Energy Systems at the Department of Electrical Energy. The applicants must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to excellence in independent research and teaching. Previous experience in teaching and research, having led or participated in research and development projects will be considered positively.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting independent research. In teaching, we expect the applicant to have teaching duties at undergraduate and graduate levels in courses such as Electric Circuits, Power and Energy Labs, Electric Machines, Power Systems, Distribution Systems, Smart Grids and Power System Dynamics. The new faculty will also help to create new courses on the interface of power and energy systems, optimization and economics focused on topics such as Operation and Control of Smart Grids, Electricity Markets Design, Power Systems Planning among other emergent topics in the area. In research, the applicant should conduct research in any of the topics related to Smart Grids and Renewable Energy for Future Energy Systems including, for example, Operation and Control of Smart Grids, Distributed Energy Resources, Local Electricity Markets, Microgrids. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counselling, and university administrative tasks.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) preferably in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines with a strong power and energy systems background and research and interests in some of the following areas: Smart Grids, Renewable Energy, Power System Dynamics, Distribution Systems, Electricity Markets and related topics. Strong candidates in other related power and energy systems areas will also be considered.

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

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and 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 Smart Grids and Renewable Energy for Future Energy Systems; see note A) by June 15th, 2021 (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 of Electrical Engineering Professor Angel Abusleme (angel@uc.cl).

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

     Appendix 1. Application steps

    • Interviews/Seminar:
      1. Interview with faculty members and the head of the Department of Electrical Engineering.
      2. Interview with the Selection Committee
      3. Psychological Interview
      4. Seminar open to faculty members of the School of Engineering
      5. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering

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

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

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

  • Faculty Position in Mass Transfer

    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 [i], invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Mass Transfer at the Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counseling and university administrative tasks. The new position in Mass Transfer should conduct research in mass transport phenomena with applications in: surface science, membranes, coating processes, food processing, micro-structured polymers, computational fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, nano materials, or separation processes.

    Requirements

    Applicants at the time of hiring must hold one of the following: i) a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in a related area; or ii) a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. 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 Spanish in the short term (two years maximum). Fluent 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 such as transport phenomena, unit operations and bioseparations.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty Position in Chemical Engineering; see note A) by July 31st, 2021 (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:
    You will get a response from this email address confirming that your documents have been received.
    Note B:
    The CV must be organized as follows:i. Personal information: name, address, contact telephone number (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).ii. Education: all academic and professional degrees, indicating the granting institutions and dates. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program, please indicate the expected date for the degree.iii. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).iv. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).v. Research:

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

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

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

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

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

    Further information

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

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

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

     

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

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

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

  • Faculty Position in Material Science for Sustainable and Bio-enhanced Civil Engineering Materials

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is the leading engineering academic institution in Latin America[1],[2].  It is ranked among the top four emerging global leaders for engineering education[3] and ranked 32 by QS World University Rankings in Engineering – Civil & Structural (2020). We invite outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Materials Science for Sustainable and Bio-enhanced Civil Engineering Materials with skills for chemical and physical characterization, and/or synthesis of polymers and bio-polymers, and/or modeling of materials to be applied to traditional and new civil engineering materials.

    The current climate crisis requires developing a new class of civil engineering materials with significantly lower footprint and with the capacity of evolving and reacting against the mechanical and environmental loads during the life cycle. This joint position is a unique opportunity to seed a new area where the civil engineering materials and the chemistry and bioprocesses are combined to create sustainable and bio-enhanced civil engineering materials.

    This is a joint position at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses and the Department of Construction Engineering and Management. We seek qualified candidates who can contribute to our academic community and society through their teaching, research, and professional services.

    The Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses addresses the areas of Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology and Bioprocessing and Environment and Energy. The Department of Construction Engineering and Management addresses the areas of Architectural/Building Engineering, Highway Engineering, Materials Science and Technology, Construction Processes and Technology, and Construction Project Management. Currently, our development in materials science is focused on cement-based materials, timber, asphalt, biomaterials and bioprocesses. We are looking for applicants that collaborate, complement, and expand these fields. We encourage applications showing outstanding analytical, computational and/or experimental skills that can interface with the existing strengths and initiatives within our Departments and across the School of Engineering. Our top-notch initiatives within the school include but are not limited to the Concrete Innovation Hub (http://grupohormigon.uc.cl/), Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering (https://ingenieriabiologicaymedica.uc.cl/es/), Center for Sustainable Urban Development (www.cedeus.cl), Center of Aroma and Flavours (https://www.dictuc.cl/unidades/centro-de-aromas-y-sabores/), Timber Innovation Center (https://madera.uc.cl/es/), Research Center for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (http://www.fis.puc.cl/~cienuc/) and Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (https://www.cigiden.cl/), among others.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and independent high-impact research. Additional duties include transfer of knowledge, outreach, student counseling and university administrative tasks. The selected candidate in Materials Science for Sustainable and Bio-enhanced Civil Engineering Materials should conduct research primarily focused on the performance and chemistry of civil engineering materials such as cement-based materials. An ability to venture in other engineering materials and biomaterials is expected to flourish into a secondary research area through the incorporation of bioprocesses to create, improve and repair the performance of sustainable engineering materials. Therefore, the development of new research areas is highly desirable. Priority will be given to candidates who have interests in teaching and research in some of the following topics:

    • Physical and chemical characterization of engineering materials: chemical and physical characterization techniques of fluids and solids, testing of materials using new experimental setups, advanced surface´s materials characterization, novel microscopy techniques, among others.
    • Computational modeling of engineering materials: simulations of materials using molecular dynamics, physics modelling, computational materials science, among others.
    • Composite materials: microstructure-property relationships and modelling, interface engineering, layered materials, metamaterials, modelling, and experimental work on composite behavior, among others.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline (i.e. civil engineering, construction engineering, architectural engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, material science, biotechnology) at the time of hiring. Expertise cutting across engineering and related disciplines is encouraged and should be stated.

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

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and public good of the institution. They must be highly motivated to continuously improve their teaching skills; have a genuine interest in getting involved with our graduate programs (especially the doctoral program); and be able to develop and maintain an active research agenda leading to high quality publications, securing research grants, crafting and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidates will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas such as: Properties and Strength of Materials, Civil Engineering Materials, Concrete Technology, Thermodynamics, Chemical Processes, Biopolymers, etc.

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Material Science for Sustainable and Bio-enhanced Civil Engineering Materials (see note A) by 30th June, 2021 (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 Chairs, Sergio Vera (svera@ing.puc.cl) and Ricardo Pérez (perez@ing.puc.cl)

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

    EEO/AAP Policy Statement

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

     Appendix 1. Application steps

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

     

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

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

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

    [1] The World University Rankings 2020. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/pontifical-catholic-university-chile

    [2] QS World University Ranking 2019. https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/pontificia-universidad-cat%C3%B3lica-de-chile-uc

    [3] Graham, R. (2017) The global state-of-the-art in engineering education: Outcomes of Phase 1 benchmarking study. https://www.cti-commission.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Phase-1-engineering-education-benchmarking-study-2017.pdf

  • Faculty Position in Finance II

    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 –pursuing or committed to pursue in the short term a Ph.D. degree in a top world institution in the area of Finance– to apply to a faculty position in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. We strongly encourage applications from women and ethnic minorities.

    Duties

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

    Requirements

    Applicants must be pursuing or committed to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the short term in a top world institution in the area of Finance. If at the time of hiring, the selected candidate has graduated from the Ph.D., she/he will be hired as Assistant Professor. Otherwise, the selected candidate will be hired as Adjunct Instructor until the moment of her/his graduation from the Ph.D., when she/he will be promoted to Assistant Professor according to the University Regulations.

    As an Assistant Professor, she/he will be expected to lead an active research agenda, formulate and develop independent research projects, apply to external research grants, and lead scientific and industry-liaison initiatives. Due to the interdisciplinary nature and focus of the School of Engineering, active interactions with local and international collaborators are expected.

    Excellence in teaching is mandatory. As an assistant professor, the selected candidate will create new courses, as well as teach traditional courses in related areas. She/he should also participate actively in the development and improvement of the curriculum. Teaching load comprises three semester-long undergraduate or graduate courses per year.

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

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

    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 June 30th, 2021 (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 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.

    iii.        If available, teaching experience (university or institution, courses taught and years).

    iv.        If available, professional experience (employer, duties, years).

    v.        If available, research experience:

    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 and the call for applications has ended, 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. Moreover, according to the “Regulation for the Selection of Academics” of the Engineering School UC, in case of equal academic merits, the hiring of a female academic should be favored.

    Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:

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

    Appendix 1. Application steps

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

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

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

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