Professor & Director of the Mining Group

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Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez


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Role Managed by:

Dr Urvashi Ramphul

Senior Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 22/02/2021

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) is a prestigious private university in Chile founded as a business school in 1953 and in 1988, it started operating as a university. At present, it has 12,400 students in 8 different schools located on three campuses: two in Santiago, the capital city of Chile, and the other in the coastal city of Viña del Mar. 

The Faculty of Engineering and Science (FES) is one of the leading schools of engineering in Chile, and it 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 our strategic plan (available at 

The FES is now seeking to appoint a new Professor and Director of the Mining Group to provide visionary leadership and develop an innovative programme of research and teaching in smart and sustainable mining for the 21st Century. The appointee will exploit opportunities for interdisciplinary research by leveraging the Faculty’s existing strengths in relevant adjacent areas, including water, energy, systems engineering and data science, and in doing so will create opportunities for collaboration with industry partners. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record of achievement in fundamental or applied research, with proven ability to secure substantial funding through competitive research grants and/or industrial/commercial sources. Faculty members at FES are expected to teach, in Spanish and/or English, undergraduate and graduate courses in Civil Engineering in Mining and related fields, 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. 

Women and ethnic minority groups are encouraged to apply.  Applications should consist of a full CV, together with a brief covering letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria in the job description.

The deadline for applications is noon GMT on Monday 22nd February.