Faculty Postion in Mechanical Engineering Universidad Adolfo Ibanezis Chile


Job description

The Faculty of Engineering and Sciences (FES) of the  hiring a faculty memberin the field of Mechanical Engineering. Areas of specialization should be one of the following: energy and environment, design and manufacturing, robotics and mechatronics.


Faculty members at FES are expected to teach undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses in Spanish and English, supervise theses, conduct high quality research in collaboration with industry and government, publish in top international journals, and participate in outreach activities. Starting date for this positionis March 2017. Salary and teaching load are competitive.


Candidates need not be fluent in Spanish at the moment of applying. They must exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills, an aptitude for teamwork, and a scholarly interest in high quality engineering education and research. Requirements include an engineering degree and a PhD in Engineering or a related field. Applicants in late stage of doctoral studies are also welcome. A graduate degree or major in engineering and relevant industry and research experience are a plus. ISI publications are welcome.


Application instructions

Candidates should submit the following to FacultyPositions.FIC@uai.cl (e-mail subject: Job Position in Mechanical Engineering) no later than January 15th, 2017. The following information should be included in the email:

  1. Statement of purpose (in English) indicating your merits 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 knowledge and background 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. Curriculum vitae (in English; see Note A)
  3. If available, a copy of your most recent ISI publications. In case you do not have ISI articles, include articles that you consider relevant in the context of your application.
  4. If available, a copy of student survey results from previous teaching experience.
  5. Name, position and contact information of two persons who will send recommendation letters.
  6. Availability to work in the campus of Santiago, Viña del Mar or both.
  7. First date when the candidate can join the faculty.

Candidates must also make sure the Faculty receives two letters of reference sent directly to FacultyPositions.FIC@uai.cl by the persons identified in previous point 5.

Once the complete set of application material has been received, the applicant will be contacted, within two weeks, and informed whether her/his application has been found acceptable or not. If this initial screening is successful, the candidate may be asked to give a lecture about her/his current research topics and to hold interviews with the Dean and members of the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences. Interviews may be done by electronic means, if necessary.

Note A

CV must be organized along the following lines:

  1. Personal background: name, address, contact telephone (with country and city codes), e-mail address, web page (if available), and nationality.
  2. Educational experience (university or institution, courses taught, years).
  3. Professional experience (company, tasks, years).
  4. Education: list of all degrees or professional titles obtained with granting institutions and dates, starting from your secondary education degree. In case you are on the course of obtaining a PhD, indicate the date you expect to obtain such degree.
  5. Research
    1. List of ISI journal publications
    2. List of other publications such as: reports, books or book chapters, conferences attended, research projects where participated, patents, etc.
    3. Other: prizes and awards, computing abilities, languages, other background information that you consider relevant.

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