The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Engineering, one of the leading engineering educational institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leader schools of engineering worldwide, invites outstanding candidates to apply to a full-time faculty position in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. The Department is actively involved in frontier research and its faculty has obtained Ph.D.s from the best institutions in the world (e.g., Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, MIT, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell). The Department has the privilege of receiving the brightest students in the country.
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.
Additional information may be obtained by visiting the website www.ing.puc.cl/ics-positions or emailing the Department Chairman, Dr. Juan Carlos Ferrer (email@example.com)
Santiago de Chile is the capital and largest city of Chile, with a population of approx. 7 million in Greater Santiago (40% of the country’s population of 17.5 million). At 473 m (1,555 ft.) above sea level, the city is located in the central valley and has a backdrop of the Andes Mountains.
Chile's steady economic growth has transformed Santiago into one of Latin America's most modern metropolitan areas, with extensive suburban development, dozens of shopping centers, and impressive high-rise architecture. It is home to many multinational regional headquarters, a developed financial center and very modern transport infrastructure. It’s time zone (GMT-3) and the availability of direct flights to many cities in Europe, the U.S., and South America make working from Santiago very convenient to international professionals. Moreover, Santiago has a diverse, cosmopolitan culture, influenced by the different groups of immigrants arriving from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the rest of Latin America.
Santiago lies on a plateau between the Andes, just 50 km away from ski centers and the coastal Mountain Range of the Pacific, 120 km away from the coast. This makes it a very popular attraction for outdoor adventure seekers, thrilled by the idea of being able to ski in the morning and surf in the afternoon. Santiago has a Mediterranean climate: hot summers (November to March) reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) and cool winters (June to September) averaging 13 degrees Celsius (56 Fahrenheit). Rainfall, albeit very little, is concentrated in winter months.
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.).
Candidates should submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (in the email subject line, please put: “Faculty position in Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation”; see note A) by September 30th, 2020. Selection of candidates will start as soon as applications are received, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.
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.
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.
An up-to-date curriculum vitae (in Spanish or English, note B).
If available, copies of the candidate’s three most relevant (and recent) ISI publications, relevant to the context of the application (see note C ).
In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed directly by the signatories to email@example.com.
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:
Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).
Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught, years).
Professional experience (employer, duties, years).
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.
List of ISI journal publications (see note C).
List of other publications such as reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects participated in, patents, etc.
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.
About Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile has 18 schools distributed on four campuses in Santiago and one regional campus located in southern Chile. It has more than 24,000 undergraduate students, 3,000 graduate students, and over 900 Ph.D. students. The University’s leadership in research and graduate programs has had considerable influence on the country’s cultural and scientific development.
The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is one of the leading engineering educational institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leader schools of engineering worldwide. The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is actively involved in frontier research and its faculty has obtained Ph.D.s from the best institutions in the world. The Department has the privilege of receiving the brightest students in the country.