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Are you interested in teaching and doing research with highly motivated students (who are also in the top 1% in the country)? Do you want to have an influence on the way the country is shaped? Would you like to achieve global impact through access to research opportunities at the highest levels of society?

Five new faculty positions

Join a scientific community geared towards excellence. Our faculty has earned doctoral degrees from the best universities in the world, specializing in diverse bodies of knowledge. The result is a stimulating, multidisciplinary place to learn, teach, and create knowledge.

About UC

USA

  • University of California Carnegie Mellon University

    Luis CifuentesPh.D. in Engineering and Public Policy

  • University of California Cornell University

    Jorge VeraPh.D. in Operations Research

  • University of California Georgia Institute of Technology

    Álvaro LorcaPh.D. in Operations Research

    Gustavo AnguloPh.D. in Operations Research

    Mathias KlappPh.D. in Operations Research

  • University of California Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Juan Carlos FerrerPh.D. in Management

    Julio PertuzéPh.D. in Engineering Systems

    Nicolás MajlufPh.D. in Management

  • University of California Stanford University

    Mike LeatherbeePh.D. in Innovation, Strategy and Organizations

  • University of California University of California

    Gonzalo CortázarPh.D. in Finance

    Pedro GazmuriPh.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operation Research

    Sergio MaturanaPh.D. in Management

  • University of California University of California, Berkeley

    Enzo SaumaPh.D. in Engineering-Industrial Engeneering and Operations Research

    Tomás ReyesPh.D. in Finance

  • University of California University of Minnesota Twin Cities

    Ricardo RaineriPh.D. in Economy

United Kingdom

  • University of California The University of Sussex

    Alfonso CruzPh.D. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chile

  • University of California Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Alejandro CataldoDoctor in Engineering Sciences, Industrial and Transport Engineering Area

Campus

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) will turn 130 years old this year. It is one of the most respected institutions in the country. We make ongoing efforts to create meaningful knowledge for the betterment of humankind. Its global recognition and regional position is a testament of its drive towards excellence.

One of the unique features of UC is its San Joaquín campus, located at the San Joaquín station of the Santiago subway system. This campus was created to foster the convergence of knowledge and cultural exchange among students and professors from diverse disciplines.

You will soon discover that UC is a great place for building a meaningful career.

Ranking

Because of the hard work of the entire academic community, UC has been named the best university in Latin America by the 2018 and 2019 QS ranking and among the top 4 emerging engineering schools in the world.

UC is one of the oldest universities in Chile and a well-recognized educational institution worldwide. It is a private, urban, and multicultural university that encourages its students not only to be technically and scientifically prepared, but also to be connected with the grand challenges faced by society.

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Faculty Members

Be part of a scientific community of scholars with doctoral degrees from top universities worldwide.

Scientific Community

In Chile we want to make everyone feel at home. We are supportive of divergent research ideas and different ways of thinking. The collegial environment is very open, collaborative and constructive.

The Department is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting diverse faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women and members of visible minorities.

College and Facilities

The School of Engineering has over 160 faculty members with Ph.D.’s from the best universities in the world. It is constantly pursuing innovative approaches to teaching, performing state-of-the art research, and publishing in the most prestigious academic journals.

The School of Engineering has ten departments and seven research centers. We offer Ph.D. degrees in six disciplines, and we have a division for applied research and technology transfer called DICTUC. DICTUC is by far the largest center of its kind in the country.

A day in the life

Academics are required to teach three courses a year. Some people like to concentrate their teaching load onto one of the two semesters, making the alternative semester a great space for research and reflection. Of course, the School expects research excellence, so colleagues are constantly nudging each other to breach the frontiers of knowledge. We are a highly collaborative group and look forward to working with new scholars.

Overall, it is a place that inspires knowledge-creation. We make real societal-impact via contact with our students, and frequent interaction with industry as well as government.

About Chile

A great place to live and explore!

In the north of Chile, the Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth, a landscape of surreal beauty, and home of one of the clearest skies in the world. Unesco declared Valparaiso as a World Heritage Site. Valparaiso is a beatiful and colorful port city, with a historical central area as its main attraction. Easter Island, with its iconic Moai statues, was also declared a World Heritage Site. We have around 500 active volcanoes throughout the country. Chilean customs and activities are deeply related to the geography.

Socioeconomically, Chile is very much like California was 30 years ago. Thus, there are many similarities in terms of the opportunities available in California over three decades ago. Moreover, Chile shares the geographic diversity of the west coast of North America, yet still retains large pockets of mostly unexplored territory. It is an environmentally caring culture that recognizes the importance of social wellbeing, economic development, and sustainability.

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Santiago

Santiago is the capital of Chile and the economic and cultural center of the country. It is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is growing at a rapid pace. Moreover, Santiago is a very important cultural, political and financial hub of Chile. The city has an extensive subway system, and bike lines connecting the entire area. Santiago has the tallest building in Latin America, plenty of parks, and the Andes Mountains can be seen from any point of the city. Santiago is surely a great place to live!

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Culture

Chile has a rich history. The country embraces a mixture of Spanish colonial elements with amazing indigenous culture. Family occupies a central role in Chilean life. Chileans are warm: we enjoy friendship and cultural exchange.

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Wine, food and fun

Chile is known as one of the wine capitals of the world. We have more than 100 wineries in the country and are the fifth biggest wine exporter worldwide. Chileans are incredibly warm and friendly. Santiago, the capital, is full of local attractions and international events to attend, from museums and theaters to streets full of restaurants. Most Chilean people are big soccer fans and we host many international sporting events.

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Life quality

Latin America continues to make progress in terms of human development. In Chile, this is a particularly important focus of public spending. In fact, we are proud to rank 38th worldwide in development, this measures life expectancy, the average years of schooling, and the per capita gross domestic product. This level of development is the highest rate in the region.

Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively; some international experience is also desirable.

The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a minimum 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.).

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We are a young, but entrepreneurial academic group. We focus on conducting high-quality research and innovatively transferring frontier knowledge to industry, government and students. We value the connection between science and praxis, as we believe it keeps us relevant for the betterment of society.

Our research areas include entrepreneurial phenomena (i.e., beliefs, behaviors and capabilities for new-venture performance), innovation policies (i.e., experimental design and policy prescriptions), early-stage venture teams and opportunity discovery (i.e., lean startup method and business models).

We have founded the Evidence-based Policy and Innovation Research lab (http://epiclab.uc.cl) to help diffuse our knowledge creation and garner resources to accelerate our research agenda.

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Application Instructions:

Please follow this link:   https://www.ing.uc.cl/trabaja-con-nosotros/areas-to-apply-2/

Engineering Economics

Duties

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

Requirements

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in Economics or related areas. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively; some international experience is also desirable.

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

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

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

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Microeconomics, industrial organization and economic regulation, design of market mechanisms, contract theory, project evaluation, economic policy, energy economics, environmental economics, energy and electricity markets, renewable energy, energy efficiency, economic and environmental risk evaluation, financial economics, telecom policy, the economics of infrastructure.

Application Instructions:

Please follow this link:   https://www.ing.uc.cl/trabaja-con-nosotros/areas-to-apply-2/

Uncertainty Modeling in Complex Systems

Duties

The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting research in Stochastic Systems, with emphasis on stochastic processes, computer simulation, Markov decision processes, applied statistics, connections with Data Science, or related topics.

Requirements

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in Operations Research or related areas. We value applicants with experience or potential capabilities in data analytics, willing to lead and collaborate on diverse projects covering different areas within Industrial and Systems Engineering such as service and manufacturing operations, supply chain management, inventory models, healthcare, energy, marketing, or financial engineering. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively; some international experience is also desirable.

The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a minimum 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 related areas. Successful candidates will be required to teach three semester-long undergraduate or graduate courses per year. Spanish 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.).

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Supply chain operation, urban logistics and home delivery, dynamic and stochastic optimization, revenue management & pricing, workforce management, operations research, energy, agri-food chains, marketing, decision support systems, routing and logistics.

Application Instructions:

Please follow this link:   https://www.ing.uc.cl/trabaja-con-nosotros/areas-to-apply-2/

Finance

Duties

The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting research in Finance. Specifically, areas of interest include Financial Engineering, Financial Econometrics, Quantitative Finance, Financial Accounting, Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, and Behavioral Finance.

Requirements

Applicants must hold (or be currently pursuing studies towards) a Ph.D. in Finance or related areas. The candidate will be expected to participate and formulate research projects and apply to external grants. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively. International experience is also desirable.

The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a minimum 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 related areas, 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.).

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Contingent Claim Valuation, Commodity Pricing, Real Options, Emerging Markets, Corporate Finance, Behavioral Economics and Finance, Project Evaluation.

Application Instructions:

Please follow this link:   https://www.ing.uc.cl/trabaja-con-nosotros/areas-to-apply-2/

Marketing Analytics

Duties

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

Requirements

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in Marketing or related areas with a strong background in Analytics and Decision Sciences. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively; some international experience is also desirable.

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

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

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

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Marketing, decision support systems, supply chain operation, urban logistics and home delivery, dynamic and stochastic optimization, revenue management & pricing, workforce management, operations research, operations management, agri-food chains, routing and logistics.

Application Instructions:

Please follow this link:   https://www.ing.uc.cl/trabaja-con-nosotros/areas-to-apply-2/