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Faculty Position at The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

  • 1.  Faculty Position at The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Posted 10-03-2015 08:58


    Operations Research for Energy Systems

    The School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of “Operations Research for Energy Systems” for a joint appointment at the Departments of Electrical Engineering, and Industrial and Systems Engineering. This new position aims at creating a bridge between faculty members from both Departments with expertise in Optimization, Energy Markets, and Operation and Control of Power and Energy Systems, and to boost collaborative work in interdisciplinary problems associated with the realization of innovative energy systems.

    The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting research, in the following areas: Operations Research, Advanced Optimization, Smart Grids and Electricity Markets, as well as eventually providing external services and carrying out administrative tasks.

    Applicants must hold (or be currently pursuing studies towards) a Ph.D. in a related discipline (Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, etc.) with a specialization in advanced optimization techniques and algorithms with applications in power and energy systems. The successful candidate must have a background in operations and control of energy systems, and desirably in the design on new market structures, with a recognized research record in these areas. It is important that the applicant is able to work collaboratively; some international experience is also desirable. Candidates do not need to know Spanish at the time of applying, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to begin teaching in it in the short term.

    Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and a strong vocation for all aspects of academic life, 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. The successful candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses, and teach traditional courses in related areas.

    Detailed application instructions are available in the link Application deadline is November 30th, 2015 (late applications may be considered until the position is filled).

    Further information

    Additional information may be obtained by e-mailing the Department Chairmen: Dr. Cristián Tejos, (Chairman, Electrical Engineering Department) and/or Dr. Jorge Vera, (Chairman, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department).


    In addition, Prof. Jorge Vera and I will be making interviews during 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting.

    Enzo Sauma
    Associate Professor
    Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile