The Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering (IMC) and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (DIIS) of the School of Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) are offering a full-time professor position at the assistant or associate level. The primary affiliation of a successful candidate will be at the IMC.
We welcome applications from highly qualified candidates with strong publication records and excellent teaching skills. The successful applicant should preferably develop methodological tools in the areas of Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Game Theory, Optimization, and/or Stochastic Processes, and apply them in some of the following areas: Economics, Finance, Operations Research, or Social Choice. A doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Operations Research or related areas is required. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The selected candidate is expected to conduct interdisciplinary research in the areas related to this call. The potential to address relevant applied problems in the industry and public sectors, among others, is also very valuable. The candidate should contribute to the Mathematical and Computational Engineering and the Industrial and Systems Engineering curriculum within the areas mentioned above. The typical teaching load is three semester-long courses a year, at the graduate or undergraduate level, where two courses shall be given within IMC and one within DIIS. For the first year, the selected candidate can opt for a reduced teaching load of only two courses. Command of Spanish is not required for applying, however, the selected candidate is expected to start teaching in Spanish in at most two years.
The IMC was recently created as a joint endeavor between the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Mathematics of UC in Santiago. The Institute aims to become in the short term a leading actor in the area of applied mathematics in Latin America, by:
- developing cutting-edge research in the area;
- addressing complex problems in coordination with other disciplines;
- training highly-qualified students with a solid background in science and engineering methods;
- establishing collaboration networks with leading research institutions around the world; and
- actively transferring knowledge to society in the form of technological development and outreach.
The IMC is responsible for the Mathematical Engineering program at UC —a highly selective undergraduate program within the School of Engineering— the Master program in Mathematical and Computational Engineering, and is in the process of creating other interdisciplinary graduate programs in Mathematical and Computational Engineering leading to masters and doctoral degrees. Further information about the Institute can be found at http://imc.uc.cl.
The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is one of the oldest in Chile and has made a significant contribution to the development of Industrial Engineering in the country. Many of the alumni of the Department have played an important role in the development of the Chilean industry and public policies. The Department's mission is to contribute to the social well-being and sustainable growth of organizations and society, through the training of people, the study of complex problems with innovative solutions, and expanding scientific-technological knowledge. The Department is responsible for the curriculum of Industrial Engineering at the School of Engineering, as well as an undergraduate Major program in Operations Research. Graduate studies are offered by way of a Master of Science and a Doctoral program. Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.ing.uc.cl/industrial-y-sistemas/.
The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is one of the leading research and educational institutions in Latin America, consistently ranking top three in the QS University Ranking for the region, and the Engineering School and Mathematics Faculty are among the best-ranked ones in the University. As members of IMC and DIIS, the selected candidate will be able to enjoy a very active research environment, with challenging applications in several sectors, as well as being able to interact with some of the best students in Chile. Further information about UC can be found at http://www.uc.cl.
- A cover letter.
- Research statement indicating immediate and long-term goals for your research. Include details on potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
- Teaching statement indicating your teaching plans and why you should be considered for the position. Be as specific as possible, by giving examples of how you aim to transfer your knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students, and which courses you could teach.
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae containing all relevant information.
If selected for a position, a foreigner without permanent residency in Chile or applying from abroad will need to request a visa in the consulate of their country of origin in order to join the University's academic staff.