Descriptionof Professorship in Artificial Intelligence or Data Science
Facultyof Engineering (FE) Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile.
Departmentof Engineering Science
1.The DepartmentTheDepartment of Engineering Science (DES) is a researchand
development unit that was established in 2004. Several researchgroups and
centers form this unit including the Computer Sciencegroup. In the context of
consolidating and extending its researchstrengths in strategic areas as well as
of supporting delivery of ourundergraduate and postgraduate courses in
Computing Science, ourdepartment is looking for leading researchers with an
excellentpublication track on top-tier conferences and journals.
Ourdepartment is also determined to constantly revise and improve theteaching
as disseminating is state-of-the-art research toundergraduate and postgraduate
students. Nowadays, DES isconducting research into foundations of Computer
Science andArtificial Intelligence as well as in application different fields.
CurrentlyDES calls to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in
ArtificialIntelligence or Machine Learning at Associate/Full Professor level.We
are especially interested in candidates with expertise in theareas of Planning
and Data Science. The concrete title of theposition will be decided, depending
on the candidate’s merits andcareer stage.
2.Purpose of the PositionThepurpose of the position is to build a new research
team in ArtificialIntelligence andData Science,and develop the existing
expertise in descriptive and predictive dataanalysis based on data mining,
machine learning, big data, automatedplanning or heuristic search. The selected
candidate is expected tolead an applied research topic, to develop
international cooperation,publish the results of research and development, work
as an leadingresearcher in his/her field, ensure funding for research
anddevelopment, represent the Department at scientific conferences andseminars,
carry out studies and use up-to-date methodologies andeducational technology at
Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels,organize, develop and be responsible for
studies in the group ofsubjects in his/her field, supervise PhD students. The
selectedcandidate will have to supervise post and undergraduate theses, andtake
part into committees aimed at updating and redesigning ourcurrent programs.
3.Job Description (main tasks related to teaching, research
anddevelopment):3.1Leading research and development activities in core
ArtificialIntelligence or DataSciencetechnologies with strong ties to some
application areas and takingsteps to secure the funding necessary for those
activities;publishing in leading international journals and conferences.
3.2Supervising undergraduate and master as well as doctoral theses
3.3Successful candidates will contribute to teaching on ourundergraduate and
postgraduate courses. We are looking for excellentcommunicators with a strong
commitment to delivering high quality,current and relevant content to a diverse
range of students. He/shemust be responsible for the drawing up of syllabi in
their subjects,for monitoring teaching in those subjects and ensuring the
presenceof study and teaching aids in these subjects and arranging thecreation
of such aids where necessary.
3.4Performing administrative activities related to the studies —participating
in the work of research organizations, editing researchjournals and collections
of articles, organizing conferences,creating and developing the research group
3.5Experience in industrially-applied research is desirable but notessential.
Our research has a strong focus on robust real-worldapplications and so a
willingness to engage with industry is a keyrequirement of the role. In
particular, transferring state-of-the-artknowledge to industry via high impact
3.6Strong evidence of collaboration with leading research institutionsis also
3.7FE will offer a competitive gross salary between 50,000 and 75,000 USDollar
per year according to the rank of the selected candidate.
4.Requirements:Weexpect the applicants to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or
AppliedMathematics or a related area, and show evidence of exceptionalresearch
promise. A minimum of one years’ post-doctoral researchexperience in data
mining, machine learning, big data, automatedplanning or heuristic search is
highly desirable. Awillingnessto transfer knowledge by teaching is required
together with awillingness of systematically improving and acquiring novel
ApplicationInstructions:Allapplicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, researchstatement, the names and contact information for three
references,and statement of teaching interests via e-mail.Forfurther
information regarding the candidate selection process, pleasecontact Carlos
Startdate of the employment contract:By agreement (starting from April 1th 2018
ApplicationDate Deadline:March 20th, 2018
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