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, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Economics and Management of Traffic Congestion in Multimodal Transportation Systems at the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics. Although this call is initially intended for candidates at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications at the Associate Professor level are also welcome.
High quality teaching (at engineering undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student counseling and university administrative tasks. The new position in Economics and Management of Traffic Congestion in Multimodal Transportation Systems should conduct research in topics such as, but not limited to, traffic congestion modelling and management based on multi-sourced data, urban space allocation considering new mobility trends and sustainability issues, autonomous vehicles impact on car ownership and traffic congestion, and economic, environmental and policy analysis of traffic control strategies.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Transport Engineering, or closely related areas, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of our School the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering in areas such as data science, sustainability and urban planning. 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 Spanish 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.
More info at: https://www.ing.uc.cl/transporte-y-logistica/nuestro-departamento/faculty-positions/