The Institute of Physics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, to start as early as August 2019. A Ph.D. degree in Physics (or closely related areas) is required and postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. The open positions are in the following area:
i) Medical Physics: we are looking for candidates with a strong background and research expertise in the field.
The successful candidates are expected to establish a leading research program as well as to teach in Spanish at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applications must include two recommendation letters, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and statements of past and proposed research and teaching interests. The two recommendation letters must be sent separately to the application’s e-mail address. All the documents should be sent by email before April 30, 2019 to the Head of the Search Committee at email@example.com
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About PONTIFICA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
Physics UC is born in the Faculty of Physics from the Department of Physics, and is the academic unit whose objective is to conduct research, teach, disseminate and provide services related to Physical Sciences. These activities are carried out both inside and outside the UC.
The UC Physics Institute conducts theoretical and experimental research in the following areas: Medical Physics, Mathematical Physics, Plasma Physics, High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Optics.
The research activities have been financed by various sources from Chile (Fondecyt, Mecesup, Rings PBCT / Conicyt, Millennium Science Initiative, Fondef, Basal / Conicyt financing, Presidential Chairs in Science), and from abroad (ECOS / Conicyt, CNRS / Conicyt, Royal Society (UK), DFG / Conicyt, DAAD / Conicyt, Volkswagen Stiftung (Germany), NSF (US)), among many others.
In the recent past, two academics have been honored with the National Exact Sciences Award: Rafael Benguria in 2005 and Miguel Kiwi in 2007; one was appointed to the Royal Society of South Africa, several have obtained Guggenheim Scholarships and have been elected members of the Chilean Academy of Sciences.
On the oth...er hand, the Master's and Doctorate programs in Physics have been remarkably successful nationally and internationally. Many of its graduates work in prestigious positions both at home and abroad, and there are several lines of research in Physics in Chile in which the formative contribution of the UC has been fundamental: Condensed Matter, Quantum Optics and Plasma Physics .
The increase and renovation of the academic plant, the strengthening of existing lines of research and the creation of new areas and new programs such as the Master's Degree in Medical Physics have produced a strong increase in scientific production and competitive funds. In turn, this academic unit is inserted into various international collaboration networks, which allows an exchange of researchers and postgraduate students.
His capacity and professionalism, added to the great commitment of administrative, students and academics, position the UC Physics Institute as a national and international benchmark. Undoubtedly, the dynamism that currently shows, plus the support of the university and the research incentive agencies, will allow us to make even more important contributions to the development of our country.