Faculty Position - Department of Engineering Design UTFSM

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile)


Location: San Joaquin Campus, City of Santiago, Chile
Role: Assistant/Associate Professor



The Department of Engineering Design from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile) is seeking one outstanding individual for a faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on the qualifications of the candidates (Position Code SJ24-09).
This position is for our Campus in the city of Santiago (Campus San Joaquin).


UTFSM offers an attractive starting salary, depending on initial academic evaluation. Additional benefits include free lunch, supplemental health insurance and incentives for publications in Web of Science indexed journals. Moreover, the salary can be further improved if the candidate is granted a research project, funded by the national agency for research and development (ANID), which gives monthly monetary incentives.

What do we search for:
Candidates with research evidence in one of the following areas:

  • Smart product-service systems: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Robotics for Healthcare & Education.
  • Innovation for Sustainable Development: Circular Innovation & policies, sustainable material design, innovation methods for sustainable innovation
  • Human-Centered Design: HCI, UX/UI research, Universal & Inclusive Design, User-Centered methods.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Design, Engineering or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Product Design Engineering 5 year-program. They will also be expected to establish a   strong externally-funded research program, and foster existing or new collaborations with other departments and faculties in Chile and internationally. Evidence of teaching experience is desirable. Proficiency in spanish is desired, but not required, although it is expected   that the successful candidate to be proficient within a two year period.

Documentation required to apply:

  • Complete CV.
  • Cover letter.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Legalized copies of Diplomas and Degree certificates. If you are selected and your documents are of foreign origin, they must be duly apostilled.
  • Copy of five relevant publications.
  • Statement of research plans and teaching interests.


Submission of Applications and Important Dates:

‍Please complete this form: Click here
(Select code SJ24-09)
Review of applications will begin on Jun 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.


Inquiries and Information:
Please, don't hesitate to send additional enquiries to juancarlos.briede@usm.cl



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