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Open Rank Tenure Track Positions

Posted: 3/13/2018 (Employment)

The new Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR) at Universidad Mayor is seeking candidates for four open-rank full-time tenure track positions. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until all four positions are filled. 

 The goals of the CPPR are to conduct high-quality, interdisciplinary, and collaborative policy-relevant research, as well as to train new researchers in a context of global change. Demographic, epidemiological, technological, and environmental changes are taking place around the globe, raising new questions and challenges for public policies in a number of areas across the life course, including redesigning work and retirement, preventing and treating chronic diseases, supporting families and caregivers, addressing immigration and multiculturalism, promoting sustainable urban environments, among many others. 

 The CPPR will use mixed methods and embrace the new role that policy-relevant research must adopt in an era of big “cells to society” data. We seek candidates with a strong publication record that is appropriate to their rank, proven capacities to establish successful research collaborations, the ability to offer graduate courses and direct doctoral dissertations, and fluent in English. Above the rank of Assistant Professor, a record of funded research is also desirable. 

 Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including population, behavioral, and statistical sciences (sociology, economics, demography, gerontology, geography, epidemiology, sociomedical sciences, global health, health policy and management, psychology, biostatistics, statistical engineering, information statistics, applied statistics, among others). Priority will be given to candidates with the ability to conduct research using advanced statistics and to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting. The substantive areas of research and teaching are open. The average teaching load ranges from 4 to 8 hours per week, depending on rank. The official instruction language is Spanish, although particular class modules and graduate classes can be taught in English. Candidates with basic knowledge of Spanish are welcomed, but need to achieve proficiency after an initial period of induction. Salaries are competitive and standardized depending on rank. 

Applicants should submit by email: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) letter of application, and (3) one or two samples of written work. Please also arrange for three references to email letters separately. All application materials should be emailed at both and


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Location: Center for Public Policy Research, Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile