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  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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

    Duties

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    Application instructions

    Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put: “Faculty position in Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation”; see note A). 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 September 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 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 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 September 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.

  • Faculty Position in Engineering Product Design and Development

    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 field of Engineering Product Design and Development at the Engineering-Design area, DILAB.  This call seeks candidates working at the intersection between engineering product design and development, and the relevant social components involved in any design process. Although this call is initially intended for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at engineering undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Regarding teaching at an undergraduate level, candidates must be willing to teach the cornerstone engineering design course, and courses that are core to the Engineering, Design, and Innovation Major. These courses usually work with counterparts and the students follow an Engineering Design process in order to create an innovative product/system/service. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counseling and university administrative tasks. Engineering Design aims to apply research methods to characterize and improve design processes on the understanding that is a very multidisciplinary activity. It considers the convergence of human, social, and environmental dimensions for an effective design process leading to innovative products, services, and design experience processes. We look for applicants that also present personal attributes, with demonstrated leadership and openness to collaborate with industries and public services, the scientific and technological community, and entrepreneurial realms.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Engineering, Sciences, Business, Design, and/or working experiences in an Engineering-related field. Candidates must have earned a PhD degree at the time of hiring, desirable in a product/process/service design-related field. Due to the nature of our School, the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering in areas such as Design. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Engineering Product Design and Development; (see note A) by October 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:
    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 the DILAB Chair, Catalina Cortázar ccortazar@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 DILAB
      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 Industrialization and Automation in Construction Processes

    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 Industrialization and Automation in Construction Processes at the Department of Construction Engineering and Management. Although this call is initially intended for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome.

    Duties

    High quality teaching (at engineering undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counseling and university administrative tasks. The new position in Industrialization and Automation in Construction Processes should conduct research in topics such as:

    • Integrated construction technologies
    • Industrialized construction
    • Automation and robotics
    • Modular construction
    • Off-site construction
    • IoT-enabled intelligent jobsites
    • Lean methodologies for industrialized construction
    • Digital twins

    Requirements

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in a related discipline (i.e. civil engineering, construction engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, robotics, architectural engineering, architecture) at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the University. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Industrialization and Automation in Construction Processes; see note A) by December 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: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, Sergio Vera (svera@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 the Dean of the School of Engineering
      2. Interview with faculty members of the Department of Construction Engineering and Management
      3. Interview with the Selection Committee
      4. Psychological Interview
      5. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)

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

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

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

  • Faculty Position in Electrical Engineering

    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide [i], invites outstanding candidates for full-time faculty positions in the areas of Communications, Electromagnetics, and Microelectronics, 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 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.

    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 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 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 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 Electrical Engineering – Field <x>; see note A) by December 31st, 2021 (late applications will be considered until the positions are 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, Microelectronics, or Electromagnetics. 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, 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)

    These interviews and presentation 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.

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

  • Convocatoria para puesto de investigación

    En el marco del proyecto “Propuesta y validación de un modelo de gestión integrada para el desarrollo efectivo de la construcción industrializada que permita la reducción del déficit habitacional nacional”, el Centro de Innovación en Madera CIM UC, en Santiago, Chile, busca profesional vinculado al área de gestión de proyectos para incorporarse como parte de equipo de trabajo en el desarrollo del proyecto, a contar de enero 2022.

    El proyecto, en fase de postulación al Concurso de Investigación Tecnológica IDeA 2021, está enfocado en el desarrollo de una propuesta de modelo de gestión, a través del estudio de distintos modelos internacionales, que busque reducir el déficit habitacional nacional a través del desarrollo efectivo de la construcción industrializada, con foco a futuro de la creación e impacto de políticas públicas.

    Información General

    • Localización: Híbrido online-presencial. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Campus San Joaquín, San Joaquín, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile.
    • Tipo de contrato: Contrato
    • Jornada: Media jornada
    • Duración del proyecto: 2 años

    Requerimientos del cargo

    1. Excluyentes

    • Título profesional vinculado a carreras del área de la construcción (Ingeniería, Construcción, Arquitectura).
    • Doctorado vinculado a áreas de gestión, obtenido hace no más de 5 años.
    • Capacidad de gestión de equipos, coordinación de reuniones
    • Nivel medio, medio-alto de inglés, especialmente en escritura y redacción.

    2. Deseables

    • Experiencia laboral en el sector público, en el desarrollo de viviendas y políticas públicas

    Documentos requeridos

    • Carta de motivación del postulante
    • Copia Cédula de Identidad
    • Copia de certificado que acredite nivel Educacional
    • Copia de Certificados o documentos que acrediten experiencia laboral
    • CV formato libre

    Información importante

    • Los documentos requeridos para postular deberán ser enviados al correo hmesa@uc.cl con copia a jorge.lagos@uc.cl , con asunto “Postulación Modelo de Gestión FONDEF I+D 2021”
    • La fecha límite para las postulaciones es el día 3 de diciembre a las 12:00 hrs. La postulación podría mantenerse abierta, en caso de que la posición aún no haya sido llenada.
    • Los resultados se anunciarán el día 17 de diciembre, confirmando vía correo la obtención del cargo una vez se encuentre aprobado el fondo para el proyecto.
    • Para mayores consultas, favor dirigirse al profesor Harrison Mesa al correo hmesa@uc.cl
  • Faculty position in Coastal Physical Oceanography

    The Faculty of Biological Sciences (primary unit) and the Faculty of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invite interested candidates to apply for a tenure-track joint position as Assistant or Associate Professor to conduct interdisciplinary research in physical processes of the ocean and coastal zone. The applicants should demonstrate experience in oceanographic instrumentation, field measurements, geophysical signal analysis, and, ideally, modeling mesoscale physical processes and their propagation to coastal areas. It is of particular interest to recruit researchers with experience in interdisciplinary and collaborative research, combining aspects of marine biology and engineering or physics through experiments, simulation models, and field observations. The selected candidate is expected to promote interdisciplinary research and collaboration with other researchers from the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering -DIHA- (Faculty of Engineering) on broad issues related to the development of renewable marine energies, the resilience or adaptation of marine socio-ecological systems to climate change and natural hazards. The new faculty must establish his or her laboratory using and promoting, the experimental facilities and observational capacities of the Coastal Marine Research Station at Las Cruces (ECIM). Teaching should take place mainly on university campus located in Santiago.

    The Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering are committed to the values of diversity regarding the origin, gender, and ethnicity to build a more diverse and inclusive community. In this context women, applications are especially encouraged.

    The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile usually ranks top three in the QS University Ranking for Latin America. The University is committed to the provision of equal opportunities, the construction of a more inclusive, diverse, and fraternal community, and the promotion and development of the careers of all academics.

    RESPONSIBILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACADEMIC POSITIONS

    1. To lead independent and internationally recognized research in coastal physical oceanography, at the interface biology-oceanography, and/or coastal processes Engineering.

    2. To perform interdisciplinary research at ECIM, fostering interaction with students and researchers from the Faculty of Biology Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering.
    3. To teach undergraduate and postgraduate students through leading lectures and laboratory courses, collaborate in the design and teaching of collegiate courses, and act as an advisor for undergraduate and graduate theses. In particular, the coordination of the undergraduate course in Biological and Physical Oceanography for marine biologists and one section of the course, Fluid Mechanics for engineers, is expected. In addition, the new faculty are encouraged to design new graduate courses. Teaching activities will be mainly concentrated in the Campus located in Santiago. A teaching certificate from the Centro de Desarrollo Docente is mandatory for all new faculty.

    4. To train future scientists by advising or mentoring undergraduate or graduate research students.

    5. To obtain competitive external research funding.

    6. To participate in academic and administrative activities within the University.

    7. To develop outreach activities with an impact to the society and the general public.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

    1. Hold a PhD degree in basic engineering, earth science, mathematics, marine biology or oceanography, and demonstrated experience in coastal physical oceanography, and/or coastal processes Engineering. Postdoctoral experience is not mandatory but preferred.

    2. Ability to carry out independent research and get funding for research in the short term.

    3. Demonstrated capacity to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    – Trajectory, leadership, and quality of scientific contributions.
    – Experience in the proposed research area.
    – Recommendation letters.
    – Potential for academic progress and integration within the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering.
    – Teaching experience
    – In identical conditions, preference will be given to women scientists or applicants from underrepresented groups.

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION: https://biologia.uc.cl/llamados-a-concursos-y-convocatorias/

    AVAILABILITY: September 2022

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION

    All information must be submitted to the Academic Secretary, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; e-mail: secretaria.academica@bio.puc.cl.

    Deadline: January 7, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

    For any questions, please contact: Academic Secretary, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, telephone: +(56) 223542733; e-mail: secretaria.academica@bio.puc.cl. web page: http://www.bio.puc.cl

    Note for Foreigners applicants: Foreigner applicants not living in Chile will require a valid VISA in case of acceptance. This VISA should be obtained in the corresponding Consulate in each foreign country, and this will be needed to be incorporated as academic staff.

  • Postdoctoral and Postgraduate Positions in Timber Construction at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    The School of Engineering, ranked as 32th world best university in QS ranking for Civil and Structural Engineering, as well as the Faculty of Architecture, ranked as world’s 41th for Architecture, of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile are hiring 4 full-time postdoctoral researchers, 3 PhD students and 6 MSc students for the National Center of Excellence for the Timber Industry (CENAMAD), a newly established research center for the advancement of timber construction, forest bioproducts and forest sustainability. CENAMAD is a multidisciplinary excellence center consisting of 40 faculty members who will be supported by a strong professional team (94 individuals in total) in order to conduct applied research and transferring this knowledge to the private and public sectors. The researchers sought in this call are specifically intended to potentiate the area of timber construction. More specifically, we look for one outstanding postdoctoral researcher in each of the following areas:

    • Fire Safety. Fire safety takes a predominant role in timber construction. In order to exploit the full architectural potential of timber as construction material, it is necessary to understand its behaviour in fire, and how exposed timber elements affect the fire dynamics. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to this understanding by undertaking experimental and numerical research in fire dynamics of timber compartments.
    • Structural testing. New connections, wall assemblies, flooring systems and full structural mockups of timber and hybrid-timber structures are being developed to ensure the correct characterization of the timber structural performance. Especially under cyclic and dynamic loading. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to significantly contribute into the characterization of the structural performance of those assemblies. Furthermore we expect a researcher who can design new testing procedures that can support the understanding of complex phenomena such as friction of assemblies, axial-lateral testing, etc.
    • Structural modelling. Modelling is as important as testing for gathering better understanding of the structural performance of timber structures. Modelling is especially relevant to reproduce and anticipate the behavior of timber and hybrid-timber assemblies. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute in the dynamic and nonlinear modelling of timber structures, the development of new constitutive models, development of suitable numerical elements and codes, characterization of seismic design factors, etc.
    • Sustainability or construction planning and management. Two of the main advantages of timber as a construction material are its inherent sustainability and facility for prefabrication and industrialization. In this field, we look for either a postdoctoral researcher for quantifying the environmental impact of timber constructions, life cycle assessment, reusability, and related fields, or a researcher focused on industrialized construction, construction management, integrated project delivery, lean construction, and related topics.

    The four postdoctoral researchers are expected to collaborate with faculty members of CENAMAD, co-supervise students, conduct independent research and publish high quality articles. The 3 PhD students and 6 MSc positions of this call can apply to any of the four aforementioned areas.

    Who can apply?

    For the postdoctoral positions:

    • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, fire safety engineering, environmental sciences, sustainability, construction management, built environment, or any related field.
    • Demonstrate research experience and high quality publications in any of the four areas.
    • Expertise in timber is not necessary (researchers with experience in other materials such as concrete or steel can apply), but seen as a benefit.
    • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Being able to collaborate in a strongly interdisciplinary team, as well as work independently.
    • Have a demonstrable capacity for publishing in Web-of-Science-indexed journals.

    For the doctoral and MSc positions:

    • Hold a degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, fire safety engineering, environmental sciences, sustainability, construction management, built environment, or any field related field.
    • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrate capacity and motivation to conduct high quality research.
    • Academic background in timber construction is not necessary, but seen as a benefit.
    • Being able to collaborate in a strongly interdisciplinary team, as well as work independently.

    What are the duties?

    For the postdoctoral researchers

    The applicants are expected to undertake scientific research in the above mentioned areas as well as communicate the results in conferences and, especially, in journal articles. The applicants will work under the mentoring of a faculty member of CENAMAD, but are also expected to conduct independent research.

    For doctoral and master students

    The applicants are expected to undertake scientific research in the above mentioned areas as well as communicate the results in conferences and journal articles. The applicants will work under the mentoring of a faculty member of CENAMAD as well as the postdoctoral researchers.

    Administrative Details

    For the postdoctoral researchers

    The four appointments are 12-month full-time positions, with a fixed term contract of 5 years after positive assessments at the end of each year. Extension for 5 additional years might be possible. The gross salary amounts to CLP2.000.000 (USD2450) per month, with possible gratifications and/or incentives. The positions will be located at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Santiago de Chile. Starting date is the end of November of 2021 or until the positions are filled.

    For doctoral and master students

    The doctoral positions will be full-time funded positions for 48 months each. Although the PhD stipendiums will be funded by CENAMAD, the selected applicants will be required to apply within the first year of appointment to the national PhD funding scholarship program (Doctorado Nacional ANID). The master students will also be funded with a stipendium but for 24 months each. Starting date is the end of November of 2021 or until the positions are filled.

    How can I apply?

    If you are interested in any of those positions, please send the following documentation no later than the 26th of November 2021.

    For postdoctoral researchers

    • Updated CV (English or Spanish)
    • List of Web of Science published articles.
    • Copy of your degrees (PhD, undergraduate)
    • Presentation letter (1 page)
    • Two reference letters
    • Copy of passport

    For PhD and MSc students

    • Updated CV (English or Spanish)
    • List of publications (if any).
    • Copy of your degrees (undergraduate)
    • Presentation letter (1 page)
    • Two reference letters
    • Copy of passport

    The applications need to be sent to contactocim@uc.cl stating CENAMAD Postdoc/PhD/MSc Application in the subject. Administrative inquiries about this position can be requested to Ms. Romina Rubio (romina.rubio@uc.cl), academic/research questions about the positions can be  sent to Prof. Pablo Guindos (pguindos@inc.puc.cl)

  • Faculty Position in Artificial Intelligence

    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 Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Computer Science. The position focuses on fostering research related to the application of Artificial Intelligence for scientific discovery. We have special interest in the area of astronomy, but we do not exclude applications in other areas of scientific discovery.

    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 Artificial Intelligence. This is a broad area, and it is defined as the interdisciplinary field studying the theory and development of how computer systems are able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. The topics of interest of the field include, but are not limited to, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Robotics, Speech Processing, Natural Language Processing, and Planning. But the applications of Artificial Intelligence are also important for this position, opening the door to unbiased data-based decisions about the processes and the systems, the people and the organizations, or the society as a whole. The applicant must be willing to collaborate with the Center of Astroengineering.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in ​​Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Information Systems or similar disciplines, 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 artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning, algorithmics, software, big data, process, human-centered computing, computer vision, understandability, or visualization, but also interdisciplinary applications of artificial intelligence such as social sciences, transportation, healthcare, education, or astronomy. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application.

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

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

    Application instructions

    Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Artificial Intelligence; see note A) by January 2nd, 2022 (late applications will be considered until the position is filled).

    1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
    2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
    3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English, see note B).
    4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application (see note C).
    5. At least three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.
    Note A:
    The applicant will get 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, 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 (Lecture):
      1. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Computer Science
      2. Interview with the Search Committee
      3. Psychological Interview
      4. 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 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 Gerente del Centro Nacional de Excelencia para la Industria de la Madera (CENAMAD)

    Centro Nacional de Excelencia para la Industria de la Madera (BASAL ANID)

    El Centro Nacional de Excelencia para la Industria de la Madera (CENAMAD) es un Centro basal de financiación ANID (ANID BASAL FB21005) y financiación de la industria forestal y de la construcción que potencia excelencia científica de la ingeniería forestal, los bioproductos y la construcción en madera para aumentar el valor agregado y diversidad de la industria de la madera. CENAMAD es albergado en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, en Santiago de Chile, y cuenta como instituciones asociadas la Universidad de Concepción, la Universidad del Bío-Bío, la Universidad de la Frontera, la Universidad de Talca, LEITAT, INFOR, MINVU, Arauco, CMPC, Patagual, Tecno Panel, Lonza Quimetal, y Pizarreño. El centro cuenta con un staff de aproximadamente 95 personas, de las cuales 40 son académicos. La misión de CENAMAD es establecer un centro nacional que reúna a los actores académicos, industriales y públicos relevantes para desarrollar investigación de punta con foco en la transferencia en lo referente a la valorización de la industria de la madera incluyendo: (a) la sostenibilidad y productividad de los territorios forestales; (b) desarrollar bioproductos de valor, y especialmente, (c) desarrollar la construcción con madera como principal motor estratégico de la industria. La visión de CENAMAD se fundamente en el convencimiento de que la madera tome el rol protagonista como principal motor de la bioeconomía y la sustentabilidad de mediano y largo plazo de Chile. Los principales objetivos del centro son dos: (i) incrementar la excelencia científica (productividad científica, nuevas tecnologías, publicaciones, patentes, formación de investigadores, etc.), y (ii) generar el mayor impacto posible en el sector privado y público. Queremos ser uno de los principales actores en Latinoamérica y el mundo para el desarrollo de la construcción con madera, desarrollo de bioproductos en base a madera y sostenibilidad y productividad de los territorios forestales.

    El financiamiento otorgado por ANID al Centro se enmarca en el Concurso Nacional de Financiamiento Basal para Centros Científicos y Tecnológicos de Excelencia, 2021.

    En este contexto, se requiere contratar un(a) Gerente(a) que esté a cargo de la gestión del Plan de Desarrollo y Continuidad del Centro, además de dar cumplimiento a las metas definidas con un enfoque prioritario en la vinculación con entidades privadas nacionales e internacionales a través de proyectos de innovación y transferencia tecnológica, y en la búsqueda de fuentes potenciales de recursos que permitan al Centro cumplir sus compromisos

    Tareas

    Bajo la dirección del Director de CENAMAD, cuya principal función consiste en liderar académicamente el centro y elaborar la agenda de creación de tecnologías, y el Directorio de Empresas y Universidades, se espera que el/la Gerente sea capaz de:

    • Atraer recursos de la industria e instituciones públicas.
    • Atraer nuevos socios de la industria.
    • Posicionar al centro en las mesas de trabajo más relevantes a nivel nacional y liderar el relacionamiento con los distintos stakeholders.
    • Ejecutar y mejorar la estrategia de transferencia para que el centro genere el mayor impacto posible en el sector productivo e instituciones públicas.
    • Liderar el staff profesional y administrativo del centro y proponer medidas para mejorar su funcionamiento.
    • Llevar cuenta detallada de resultados del centro proponiendo e implementando mejoras en su gestión.
    • Generar alianzas estratégicas con centros y otras universidades y empresas.

    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, seguridad para garantizar la atracción de recursos.
    • Excelente dominio del inglés.
    • Estrecho compromiso con todos los aspectos relacionados con la vida académica y el bien institucional.

    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.
    • Conocimiento en la gestión o implementación de proyectos de investigación e innovación.
    • Experiencia demostrable en la gestión y transferencia de nuevas tecnologías.

    Instrucciones de postulación

    Los/las postulantes deberán enviar los siguientes documentos a contactocim@uc.cl indicando en el asunto del email Gerente CENAMAD, hasta el 31 de enero de 2022, 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 industria de la 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 de CENAMAD, 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 equidad de género, 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 UC, el Presidente del Directorio CENAMAD, dos Representantes adicionales de Industria y el Director de CENAMAD.
    2. Presentación de su experiencia, capacidades y visión de futuro al Directorio CENAMAD.
    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.

    Criterios de Evaluación (ponderaciones y puntajes)

    Los antecedentes enviados por los candidatos(as) se evaluarán según los criterios detallado a continuación.

    Item Ponderación
    Experiencia profesional 20%
    Referencias positivas 10%
    Dominio de idioma inglés 10%
    Motivos y aportes al proyecto 25%
    Habilidades y competencias 25%
    Especialidad 10%

    Escala de evaluación

    Calificación Puntaje
    Sobresaliente en el aspecto evaluado 5
    Cumple el aspecto evaluado 4
    Cumple parcialmente el aspecto evaluado 2
    No cumple con el aspecto evaluado 0

    Los tres candidatos(as) mejor evaluados(as) pasarán a una entrevista personal con el comité evaluador. El Centro se guarda el derecho a declarar el concurso desierto en el caso de no encontrar un candidato(a) que cumpla de manera satisfactoria los aspectos a evaluar.

    Se establece una lista de espera en caso de que la persona seleccionada no pueda incorporarse al cargo.

    Cabe desatacar que es obligación del postulante declarar cualquier relación que tenga con algún miembro de la comisión evaluadora y que pueda ser considerada un posible conflicto de interés. En caso de presentarse una situación de esta naturaleza el miembro del comité evaluador deberá abstener su participación en el proceso de evaluación y selección de este concurso.

    Condiciones de contratación

    • El cargo es de dedicación exclusiva del Centro y a jornada completa (45 horas semanales).
    • Tendrá un contrato plazo fijo inicial por 3 meses y luego indefinido.
    • Renta: según lo establecido en las bases del Concurso Nacional de Financiamiento Basal para Centros Científicos y Tecnológicos de Excelencia, 2021. El monto máximo bruto mensual a pagar es de $3.220.300. Y adicionalmente, se establecerán incentivos extras por levantamientos de indicadores.