FACULTY POSITION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (URBAN & BUILT ENVIRONMENT)
The Faculty of Engineering and Sciences of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez has great pleasure in
inviting researchers to apply for an open rank faculty position in Urban & Built Environment,
Civil Engineering or related areas to start on March 1st 2022 or as soon as possible
The Faculty of Engineering and Sciences (FES) of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI)
UAI is a prestigious private university in Chile. Founded as a business school in 1953, in 1988,
it started operating as a university. At present, it has 12,400 students in 8 different schools
located on two campuses: one in Santiago, the capital city of Chile, and the other in the coastal
city of Viña del Mar.
The FES is one of the leading schools of engineering in Chile, which has experienced rapid
growth over the last ten years. It has about 4,000 students and more than 100 full-time
professors. The FES offers 7 undergraduate engineering degrees, in addition to its M.Sc. and
Ph.D. programs. The FES brings together an open-minded community of scholars who
combine fundamental and applied research meant to develop creative and innovative
projects. These projects are expected not only to advance the frontier knowledge but also to
contribute toward developing solutions that can help to reach our sustainable development
goals as portrayed by strategic plan (available at https://ingenieria.uai.cl/plan-fic/).
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with expertise in civil engineering, in
the field of construction engineering and management. Candidates working in the
following areas are encouraged to participate: construction planning and management; road
engineering; building information modeling (BIM); GIS applications to construction; lean
construction; environmentally conscious construction; life cycle and risk assessment;
sustainable materials; sustainable design and construction; climate change and energy
efficient building; rehabilitation of critical infrastructure systems; productivity assessment
and improvement; construction equipment, methods and safety; visual sensing and analytics
for project control; contract management; human factors in construction. Other areas of
construction engineering and management are also encouraged to apply. It is expected that
the candidate’s expertise aligns with the vision of the FES, fostering the application of data
science in civil engineering in order to achieve sustainable development.
Faculty members at FES are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses related
to civil engineering and related fields, in Spanish and/or English, supervise theses, conduct
high quality research, publish in top international journals, submit research proposals to
national, international and multinational funding organizations, and participate in outreach
activities. FES also encourages and welcomes technological transfer and research in
collaboration with the industry and the government. The salary depends on the qualifications
of the chosen candidate. As a reference, a starting Assistant Professor should expect a basic
annual remuneration ranging between US$ 48.000 and US$ 65.000 (before taxes). This salary
does not include potential stipends from grants or research contracts.
Candidates need not be fluent in Spanish at the moment of applying. They must have excellent
oral and written communication skills, a great aptitude for teamwork, and a marked
academic interest in high quality education and research. Requirements include a PhD degree
in Civil Engineering or related field.
At FES we believe that diversity broadens our research scope and enhances the quality of our
education, so we highly encourage women, international scholars and minorities to apply for
Applications should be turned in by November 15th, 2021 to ensure full consideration, but
the search will continue until the positions have been filled. Candidates should submit the
following information via email to FacultyPositions.FIC@uai.cl (e-mail subject: Job Position
in Civil Engineering), including at least:
1. Statement of purpose (in English) indicating your merits for the vacancy, and your plans
in the areas of research and teaching in which you are interested.
2. Curriculum vitae, which must at least include: contact information, educational
background, educational and/or professional experience, and a list of publications in
3. Name, position and contact information of at least three people who can submit a
recommendation letter in case you are shortlisted.
4. Availability to work in the campus of Santiago, Viña del Mar or both.
The candidate may also be asked to give a lecture about his/her current research topics
and/or to hold interviews with the Dean and members of the Faculty of Engineering and
Sciences. Interviews may be done by electronic means, if necessary.