This call is aimed at filling 1 (one) full-time faculty position for the Department of Electronic Engineering at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) in the field of Telematics (Code 20-04-09). Telematics Engineering at UTFSM is a professional career that has been implemented since 2003 to provide the knowledge needed to conceive, design, implement and operate all kinds of telecommunication networks, as well as knowledge of network security mechanisms, data transmission, protocols, services, and applications.
The successful candidate is expected to be a competent and highly motivated academic who will contribute to teaching in undergraduate and graduate (Master and Doctorate) programs, to do research, and to participate in innovation activities. The willingness of the candidate to perform theoretical and experimental teaching and experience in projects of multidisciplinary basic and applied research is particularly encouraged. Benefits: UTFSM offers an attractive starting salary, between 47,000 and 61,000 USD per year, depending on initial academic evaluation. Additional benefits include free lunch, supplemental health insurance and incentives for publications in Web of Science indexed journals. Additional economic incentives are possible, if the candidate has been granted a research project funded by the national scientific research agency CONICYT.
Application requirements: Candidates may be Chilean or foreign nationals, in possession of a doctoral degree. They must also meet the following additional requirements:
1. The trajectory and expertise of the candidate must be consistent with the teaching and research duties in the fields advertised.
2. To have teaching abilities and to be willing to teach at undergraduate level (theoretical and experimental).
3. To be willing to participate in training programs aimed at the use of modern educational methodologies and also in the planning of the engineering education curriculum.
4. Exhibit demonstrable results in the creation of knowledge, through publications in WoS indexed journals, international conferences or patents.
5. Writing and speaking proficiency in English, and basic Spanish. Applicants not fluent in Spanish should show willingness to acquire within two-year sufficient proficiency to be able to teach and interact with students.
Documentation that must be Included in the Application:
1. Curriculum Vitae.
2. Formulation of a personal proposal for academic development in research and teaching.
3. Undergraduate and graduate grade transcripts.
4. Certificates of diplomas and degrees.
5. Contact information (postal and email) of two senior academics who are willing to provide academic and personal references. One of the referees should be the Ph.D. thesis advisor. These references will be requested directly by the Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering, UTFSM.
Selection Procedure: The Department of Electronic Engineering will select candidates for a shortlist of each available position, who will be interviewed by a Selection Committee. All those in the shortlists should present a public lecture on a topic chosen in agreement between the applicant and the Department (via video-conference if a visit to UTFSM cannot be arranged). The Selection Committee will then rank these candidates, for the University authority to make the final decision.
Submission of Application and Additional Information: Applications should be sent in electronic format to: firstname.lastname@example.org, sending a copy to: email@example.com. The subject of the message should include the position code 20-04-09
− Application Deadline: October 15th, 2020
− Preliminary Selection (shortlist) will be informed by: November 30th, 2020.
− The selected candidate could fill the position starting as soon as possible, according to his availability, preferably before March 1st, 2021.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching in undergraduate and graduate (Master and Doctorate) programs and to exhibit research and innovation capabilities. A performance agreement will be established for an interim period of two years, establishing teaching and research goals to be achieved in that period. If necessary, the interim agreement will also provide a Spanish language-training program, to achieve language proficiency for teaching purposes. Fulfilling the agreement goals will enable the candidate to participate as a tenure track.
Candidates with specialization in one of the following areas are highly desirable: analysis of performance and design of Telecommunication Systems, both cordless and wireless (layers ISO/OSI 3-7); administration of platforms and network services; security of information; development of services and applications in the information and communication technologies; however, other Information Technology and Telecommunications occupational areas will also be considered.
The successful candidate will be working in the implementation of Telematics Engineering in the San Joaquín Campus of UTFSM in Santiago, starting 2021. This Campus can be reached easily by the Public Transportation System, that is Metro train and Buses. He must show a willingness to travel to the Valparaiso Campus, to interact with colleagues and students from this location and teach at least one course per semester at this location in the first year. He will be joined by a staff consisting of an increasing number of professors from the main Campus and new hires in the years to come.
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM) was the first Latin American university to offer a doctoral program in Engineering (since 1962) and has a strong emphasis on research and on scientific as well as technological higher education. It is currently ranked top in Latin America in terms of citations at the Latin American Times Higher Education (THE) ranking. In fact, according to THE, UTFSM was recognized in 2017 has the first place in Latin America in Engineering and Technology, and in 2018 in second place in the region ( Times Higher World University Ranking by Subject) and has the biggest engineering School in Chile. Besides being known as one of the best Engineering Schools in Latin America, its Valparaiso Campus was awarded as the second most beautiful university campus in Latin America.
In Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UTFSM was ranked number one in Latin America at the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities for year 2019 and 2020, and in the range 101 to 150 worldwide (http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/electrical-electronic-engineering.html). Also, in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities indicator in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, USM ranked 1st place in Chile.
The Electronic Engineering Department of UTFSM is located at the Main Campus of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, in Valparaíso, Chile. Valparaiso is a major city, seaport and university center as well as an important touristic attraction, being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Chile's cultural capital. It is located at a 120 km distance from Santiago, the capital of Chile. According to the United Nations Development Programme, Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations, leading Latin American nations in human development, competitiveness, income per capita, globalization and economic freedom. Since July 2013, Chile is considered by the World Bank as a "high-income economy", and hence as a developed country.
Activities of the Department of Electronic Engineering are described at the websites: www.elo.usm.cl and www.telematica.usm.cl. General information on the University and on the city of Valparaiso and surroundings can be found in http://www.oai.usm.cl/en/usm. Further questions are welcome and can be formulated to: firstname.lastname@example.org.