Faculty Positions in Sustainable Construction Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile

2. Sustainable Construction

The School of Engineeringat the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chileinvites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Sustainable Construction at the Department of Construction Engineering and Management.


The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), conducting research, providing external services and carrying out administrative tasks in the following areas: Sustainable Construction.


Applicants must hold (or be currently pursuing studies towards) a Ph.D. in a related discipline. It is important that the applicant is able to work collaboratively; some international experience is also desirable. Candidates do not need to know Spanish at the time of applying, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to begin teaching in Spanish in the short term.

Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and a strong vocation for all aspects of academic 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. The successful candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.

Emphasis will be given on the contribution that the candidate can offer in:

  • Sustanaiblemanagementprojects.
  • Incorporation of social, technical, environmental and economic impacts on the decisions of construction projects.
  • Sustainablesystemsprojectevaluation.
  • Building materials with low environmental impact.
  • Recycling of materials.
  • Life-cycle assessment of projects, rules and regulations of sustainable construction.
  • Evaluation of life cycle costs of the Project.
  • Wastemanagement.
  • Productivity and quality of construction processes.

Application instructions

Candidates should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line, please put Sustanaible Construction seenote A) by March15th, 2017 (late applications may be considered until the position is filled).

1           A statement of purpose (in Spanish or English) indicating why you, the candidate, should be considered for the vacancy and your plans in the areas of research and teaching. Be as specific as possible, e.g., giving examples of how you aim to transfer your engineering knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students, and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers you may have developed or intend to develop in the future.

2      An up-to-date curriculum vitae (in Spanish or English, note B).

3      Copies of your five most recent ISI publications, if available. Otherwise, include any articles you consider relevant in the context of your application.

In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed directly by the signatories to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl.

Note A:
You will get an automated response from this email address confirming that your documents have been received.

Note B:
The CV must be organized as follows:

  1. Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), email address, web page (if any).
  2. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught, years).
  3. Professional experience (employer, duties, years).
  4. Education: list of all degrees or professional titles obtained indicating granting institutions and dates, beginning with your secondary school diploma. If you are currently enrolled in a doctoral program, indicate when you expect to obtain the degree.
  5. Research:
    1. List of ISI journal publications (see note C).
    2. List of other publications such as reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects participated in, patents, etc.
  6. 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 ISI journals, conference presentations and the like. To check whether a journal is included in the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) master list, visit the following web site: http://www.isinet.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jloptions.cgi?PC=master.

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 Department of Construction Engineering and Management, the Dean of the School of Engineering and the Selection Committee.

Further information

Additional information may be obtained by emailing to: Hernán de Solminihac (hsolmini@ing.puc.cl) PE, MSc, PhD; Chair of Construction Engineering and Management.

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