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Consider joining our amazing faculty at Computer Science Department - Universidad Católica de Chile and UC's Institute for Sustainable Development

We have an open faculty position in Information Systems and SustainabilityApplication deadline is December 31, 2023.

The School of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Development (IDS) at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), one of the leading academic institutions in Latin America, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Computer Science for Sustainable Digital Transformation. This is a joint appointment position at the Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and the IDS. The position is partially funded by the UC Endowment Program through the Entel Endowed Chair for Sustainable Digital Transformation. 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 the undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, student advising, and university administrative tasks. The selected applicant should conduct research and teaching in topics such as Information Systems for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Digital Transformation, Digital Innovation for Sustainability, Sustainability of Digital Technologies, Sustainable Digital Government, among others.


At the undergraduate level, the candidate should develop teaching activity at both the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the IDS. In particular, the course at the IDS should cater to students from various disciplines and programs at UC. At the graduate level, the candidate is expected to teach an advanced course related to his or her research background. A successful applicant would teach three courses per year, and advise Master and PhD students at the School of Engineering, and eventually at the IDS.


The selected candidate is expected to apply to national and international research grants, and publish in high quality journals. Additionally, a successful applicant is expected to work together with researchers from engineering, as well as from other fields, such as social science, economics, management, or natural sciences, that can enhance the activity related to research lines of the IDS.

Knowledge transfer

Carrying out applied projects with public and private entities is desirable.


Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems or Computer Science with emphasis on Sustainable Digital Transformation, at the time of hiring. Due to the nature of the position the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering and the IDS in areas such as Sustainable Digital Transformation, Digital Transformation, Sustainable Development, among others.

Previous experience in teaching and research, and having led or participated in research and development projects based on the fundamentals of the discipline will be positively considered. 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). Fluency in English is a requirement.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and the common 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 selected candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach existing courses appropriate to the position.

If selected for the position, foreigners that apply from abroad must obtain the appropriate visa in their country of residence, to join the University faculty.

Application instructions

Applicants should submit the following documents to (in the email subject line, please write: Faculty position in Computer Science for Sustainable Digital Transformation) by December 31st, 2023 (late applications will be considered if the position is not filled after the first review).

  1. A research statement (in English) indicating the immediate and long-term goals of the applicant’s research plan and detailing potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries.
  2. A teaching statement of purpose (in English) indicating why the applicant should be considered for the position and the plans for teaching. The applicant should be as specific as possible by providing examples of the plan to transfer knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. An updated curriculum vitae (in English).
  4. If available, copies of five recent Web of Science publications that are relevant to the context of the application.
  5. At least, three letters of recommendation, which must be e-mailed directly by the signatories to

And/or email Miguel Nussbaum, Director of the Department of Computer Science (