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 Computer Engineering for Embedded Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering.
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 Computer Engineering for Embedded Systems should conduct research in topics such as microprocessor architecture, programmable electronic devices and cyber-physical systems from the perspective of the general discipline of Computer Engineering, including aspects of design, architecture, implementation and applications.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering with emphasis on embedded computer design, at the time of hiring. Mere experience using or applying existing commercial programmable devices for embedded systems is insufficient. 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 Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Astronomical Instrumentation, Power Electronics, Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Scientific Instrumentation, Robotics and Automation. 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). 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.
Applicants should submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (in the email subject line, please indicate: Faculty position in Computer Engineering for Embedded Systems; see note A) by August 2019 (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 email@example.com.
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.
Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, Angel Abusleme (firstname.lastname@example.org). Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:
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).
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.
APPENDIX 1: APPLICATION STEPS
1) Interviews/Presentation (Lecturer):
a. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
b. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering
c. Interview with the Search Committee
d. Psychological Interview
e. Presentation (Lecturer) (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering and graduate students)
These interviews and presentation are usually carried out within a week.
2) Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Search Committee
3) Approval the candidate by the School Council
4) The successful candidate is informed (offer letter)
The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is around two months.