Open position at the Institute For Mathematical And Computational Engineering UC

  • To promote the development of the areas of Machine Learning and Data Science. 
With the goal of promoting the development of the areas of Machine Learning and Data Science, the Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering (IMC) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) is offering one or more full-time positions at the assistant (tenure-track) or associate level. We invite applications from highly qualified candidates in the areas of Data Science, Machine Learning, Optimization, Statistics and Stochastics, although other areas from Computational Science and Engineering, Optimization and Applied Mathematics will also be considered.

The selected candidates will be expected to teach and contribute to the Mathematical and Computational Engineering curriculum, to conduct interdisciplinary research and to connect with other institutes in the University. Typical teaching load is three semester-long courses a year, at the graduate or undergraduate level, and priority will be given to courses required by the newly created Licentiate in Data Science Engineering. For the first year selected candidates can opt for a reduced teaching load of only two courses. Command of Spanish is not required for applying, but the selected candidates are expected to start teaching in Spanish in the short term (maximum two years). 
About IMC

The IMC was created as a joint endeavor between the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Mathematics of UC in Santiago. The Institute is advancing towards becoming a leading actor in the area of applied mathematics in Latin America, by: 

developing cutting-edge research in all areas mentioned above; 
addressing complex problems in coordination with other disciplines; 
training highly-qualified students with a solid background in science and engineering methods; 
establishing networks of collaborations with leading research institutions around the world; and  
actively transferring knowledge to society in the form of technological development and outreach. 
The IMC is responsible for the Licentiate in Data Science Engineering and the Mathematical Engineering programs at UC, and is in the process of creating graduate programs in Mathematical and Computational Engineering leading to masters and doctoral degrees.
Further information about the Institute can be found at
About UC
The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is one of the leading research and educational institutions in Latin America, and the Engineering School and Mathematics Faculty are among the best ranked ones in the University. As members of IMC, the selected candidates will be able to enjoy a very active research environment, with challenging applications in several sectors, as well as being able to interact with the best students in Chile. Further information about UC can be found at

Application Instructions. Candidates should submit the following documents, in English, to (in the email subject line, please write “Faculty position IMC”) by October 7th, 2020: 

A cover letter. 
Research statement (5-10 pages) indicating immediate and long term goals for your research and how these relate to the aforementioned goals of IMC. Include details on potential collaboration networks with other researchers and plans for interactions with scientists in Chile and other countries. 
Teaching statement (1-2 pages)indicating why you should be considered for the position and your plans for teaching. Be as specific as possible, by giving examples of how you aim to transfer your knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students, and which courses you could teach. 
An up-to-date curriculum vitae containing all relevant information. 

In addition, candidates should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be e-mailed directly by the signatories to


Salary is about US$48,000 per year, before taxes, health insurance, and pension fund contribution, at the assistant professor level. The University offers a startup funding support for the first 3-years of tenure-track faculty. 

This salary is increased every two years for those academics who receive an evaluation at the highest possible rank. Most funding projects existing in Chile also provide extra salary for academics. Additional income can also be obtained by participating in professional teaching programs and tech transfer projects of IMC.   

Further information. For additional information on the positions, please write to Prof. Pablo Barceló, Director of IMC,