Institute of Engineering Sciences - Universidad de O'Higgins

Faculty Position in Geological Engineering

The University of O'Higgins is a state institution in the Region of O'Higgins, Chile. Its main campus is located in Rancagua, about 80 kms south of Santiago. The Institute of Engineering Sciences has as main mission the development of basic and applied research in engineering sciences. With a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary spirit, and with a focus on addressing problems of the Region of O'Higgins, it aims to generate impactful research and technological development with a global projection.

The institute seeks professionals with leadership and innovation abilities, and a strong commitment with the academic project of the Institute and the University. The candidates should hold a Doctoral Degree (or being close to obtain it), show teaching experience, and ability to do research at an international level.

Within the field of Geological Engineering, priority will be given to applicants in the areas of physical hydrogeology, hydrology, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering or geomechanics.

Deadline: November 11th, 2019
Application Platform: (in Spanish).
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Other Relevant Information

  • The gross salary of a faculty member appointed as an Assistant Professor will be in the range $2300000-2750000 Chilean pesos per month according to areas, equivalent to US$3200-3900 dollars.
  • During the first year of appointment, each faculty member will have at their disposition a research-related activities mobility fund of $5000000 Chilean pesos, equivalent to US$7000 dollars approximately.
  • It is not required to be a fluent Spanish speaker to be appointed as a faculty member or to start activities at Universidad de O'Higgins, however the University expects that by the end of one semester the appointed faculty member will show basic language proficiency to be able to teach in Spanish.
  • Undergraduate teaching at the School of Engineering or other schools at the university is required for the position. The School of Engineering currently offers six engineering programs, including a degree in Geological Engineering.

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