The Mathematical Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso calls for applications for two tenure-track positions beginning in 2014:
- One position in Mathematics
- One position in Didactics of Mathematics (Mathematics Education)
In Mathematics, the active research areas currently in the Institute are:
Biomathematics, Dynamical Systems, Numerical Analysis, Number Theory, Probability, and Representation Theory.
In Didactics of Mathematics, the active research areas in the Institute are: Socioepistemology, Anthropological Theories, Cognitive and Semiotic Theories,
Mathematical Working Space, Modelation and Technology, Didactical Thinking of the Teacher.
Applicants should have a Ph. D. Degree, a strong commitment to Teaching and Research, and a good disposition to speaking Spanish.
Beside the activities related to the undergraduate studies, the Institute has Master programs in Mathematics and Didactics of Mathematics, and Ph. D. programs in Mathematics and Didactics of Mathematics.
The teaching load consists of 2 one-semester courses per year. Undergraduate courses must be taught in Spanish. If necessary, the Institute will provide support to enhance language and teaching skills.
Candidates are expected to have a strong research potential, with publications indexed in ISI Web of Science or Social Sciences Citation Index, and to be able to obtain national or international research grants. The University provides also internal grants.
In addition the University has an incentive for indexed publications that can reach the equivalent of US 4.000, in Chilean pesos, per publication.
At the current exchange rate, the expected annual salary is approximately equivalent to US 34.000 (distributed in 12 months and chilean pesos).
After a period of 2 to 4 years, tenure-track faculties must enter a process conducting to full tenure. The hierarchy level attained will depend on scientific production and the quality of teaching.
Applications should be sent by March 3, 2014.
The applications must include:
- A letter indicating your main research interests and academic project
- Two letters of recommendation
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications and teaching experience
The University is a Catholic institution that has served the development of sciences, humanities and arts for 85 years and welcomes excellent professionals who do not necessarily share of its faith.
Applications must be sent to:
Marisol Muñoz S, Secretaria
Instituto de Matemáticas
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Blanco Viel 596, cerro Barón, Valparaíso-Chile