Faculty Position in Mineral Economics
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Faculty Position in Mineral Economics

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[i], invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Mineral Economics at the
Department of Mining Engineering.

Duties: 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
Mineral Economics should conduct research in topics such as: policies and strategies in the mining industry, economics of mineral and metal markets, circular economy and mining activity, climate policy and competitiveness of the mining sector, natural resource economics and depletion of non-renewable resources, water and energy management, taxes and investment policies effects in mining project development.

Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. of Engineering, Economics or related disciplines with emphasis on
Mineral Economics, at the time of hiring. 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 Economics and Business Administration,
Government, Mathematics and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Social Sciences.

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.

Application instructions

Applicants should submit the following documents to vacantes-academicas@ing.puc.cl (in the email subject line,
please indicate: Faculty position in Mineral Economics; see note A) by March 31st, 2021 (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 vacantesacademicas@ing.puc.cl.

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).
v. Research:

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.
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.

Further information
Additional information can be obtained by emailing the Department Chair, Prof. Juan Carlos Salas (jcsalasm@uc.cl)
[i] MIT News (March 27, 2018): news.mit.edu/2018/reimagining-and-rethinking-engineering-education-0327 EEO/AAP Policy Statement

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or marital status in its activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

Other Chilean and University employment benefits may be found in:


All members of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile subscribe the Code of Ethics that can be found in

Appendix 1. Application steps

1) Interviews/Seminar:
a. Interview with the Dean of the School of Engineering
b. Interview with faculty members and the Head of the Department of Mining Engineering
c. Interview with the Selection Committee
d. Psychological Interview
e. Seminar (open to faculty members of the School of Engineering)

These interviews and presentation are generally carried out within a week.

2) Selection of the final candidate by the Department and the Selection Committee
3) Ratification of the selected candidate by the School Council
4) The selected candidate is informed (offer letter)

The time that elapses from the interviews until the final resolution is typically around two months.

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