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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 
andpost-doctoral researchers.
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 
highly desirable. 

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 
andeffective methods. 

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 
Hernández, carlos.hernande...@unab.cl.

Typeof contract:Permanent 
Startdate of the employment contract:By agreement (starting from April 1th 2018 
or later) 
ApplicationDate Deadline:March 20th, 2018
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