Assistant Professor in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

Universidad de Chile, Departamento de Ingeniería Matemática | Santiago, Chile


The Department of Mathematical Engineering (DIM) of the University of Chile is opening three (3) tenure-track positions in Mathematics at the Assistant Professor level, starting ideally during the second half of 2023. At least one position reserved to a female candidate. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree at the date of appointment and are expected to present evidence of an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates working in all areas of Mathematics will be considered, but preference will be given to those whose research is related to current research areas at DIM (see the webpage For one of the positions, the department will give priority to candidates doing research in the area of optimization. Applications from all groups currently under-represented in academic posts are particularly encouraged. The department is strongly committed to improving its present gender balance, and particularly welcomes applications from women. In particular, at least one of the positions will be reserved for a female candidate. Duties include a moderate teaching load of five (5) one-semester courses every two years at an undergraduate or graduate level. The department is associated with the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) of the University of Chile, which together with DIM constitutes a leading research pole for applied mathematics in Latin America. CMM conducts basic and applied research in mathematics and develops applied projects that employ mathematical modeling to solve problems in science, industry, and the public sector. DIM faculty have access to funding for scientific activities through CMM, and have the option of getting involved in and leading applied projects at the center. Application materials: - Cover letter - Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) - Research statement - Teaching statement - At least three recommendation letters - One recommendation letter addressing teaching experience and/or qualifications (either as part of one of the other recommendations or as a separate letter) Reception of applications: 1. Application documents (in PDF format) should be submitted via email to The CV and research statement must be written in English (the remaining documents may be written in English or Spanish). 2. Recommendation letters should be sent directly by recommenders to the same email address, using the subject line “Recommendation Letter for (name of the candidate)”. Application deadline: For full consideration, all application documents should be received by December 12, 2022. Notes: 1. Salaries are competitive at the international level and depend on the qualifications of the chosen candidate, including a salary complement from CMM. Additional salary complements are available from research grants and/or projects. 2. DIM faculty members receive basic support for research activity through CMM, including travel expenses and funding for students and postdocs. Successful candidates will be expected to apply to additional funding through the various research funding programs run by government organizations in Chile. 3. Although appointments are sought at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional applications may be considered for other ranks. Inquiries about this opening can be directed to

Last updated: 14 November 2022

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