Call for application: post-doctoral Fellowship 2021

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Background Information

The Business Department is an academic unit of the School of Economics and Business at the University of Chile. Its main goals are academic research in business-related disciplines and training high-level professionals mainly for Chilean society. Consequently, we are opening applications for scholars interested in a post-doctoral position located in Santiago, Chile. Deadline for applications is May 31st, 2021.

Post-Doctoral Position

We are looking for PhD holders with degrees obtained no more than 3 years ago, or doctoral students finishing their doctoral programs (projected to formally perform its final dissertation defense before September 30th, 2021).

Applicants are expected to hold a PhD (or to be in the process) in the following areas: Business Administration, Management, Management Science and Technology, Human Resources Management, Finance or Marketing, matching the relevant research areas of our Department. There will be special consideration for applicants with a dissertation topic and/or research agenda related to Digital Business, Business Analytics, or Business Intelligence, topics that we are interested to focus on.

Positions Offered

We are offering two positions, under a fixed-term contract, at the Business Department at the University of Chile.

Job Description

Accepted applicants are expected to perform the following functions:

  • Research projects with at least one professor from our Department as an advisor.
  • Two research workshops, one at arrival presenting the research agenda or an ongoing project, and one at the end of the position period showing the work done during the stay.
  • Teach a course or seminar related with the research topic. We expect the course/seminar to be delivered in Spanish and/or English in one of our Master or Doctoral Programs.

Position Terms

  • Each position is considered as a fixed-term full-time position for 6 months starting on August 1st, 2021. This contract could be extended for another 6-months period based on performance and availability.
  • A gross monthly stipend of USD 2,500 (2,000,000 Chilean pesos) is offered for each accepted applicant. Additionally, a one-time allocation of USD 2,500 (2,000,000 Chilean pesos) during the 6-months period will be available to fund research related expenses (these resources can be used for: travel expenses, software, hardware, research assistants, among others expenses).

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to provide at least the following documentation:

  • Curriculum Vitae, as detailed as possible. Please indicate previous research experience or publications.
  • Copies for degree certificates or diplomas.
  • Statement of Purpose (max 1 page).
  • Postdoctoral Research Proposal (max 5 pages).
  • Two Recommendation Letters.
  • National ID or Passport (digital copy).

Spanish proficiency is desirable but not compulsory to apply. All things being equal a female applicant would be preferred. Documentation provided for this application will not be returned to applicants.

Evaluation Process and Results

Applications will be evaluated by a committee of three members including the Department Chair and two professors from the Department of Business at the University of Chile. Results will be delivered to applicants on June 21st, 2021.

The evaluation committee keeps the right to declared the position vacant in case no applicant fulfills the expected requirements or fit the academic project of the Department.

Application and Questions

Applications and questions will be received at applications@unegocios.cl

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Pedro Hidalgo Campos
Director Departamento de Administración
Facultad de Economía y Negocios
Universidad de Chile

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