Faculty Position at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.

10 · septiembre · 2020

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: postulaciones.ddrrhhad@usm.cl, sending a   copy to: concursos.elo@usm.cl. 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.   

Desired skills and experience

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.

About the employer

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: concursos.elo@usm.cl.

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