Assistant or Associate in Business Analytics

Company:Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

Location:Chile / Santiago

Discipline:Business Analytics (Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, or related)

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time



Job description

The School of Business of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago, Chile, is hiring two faculty members in the field of Business Analytics (Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, or related) at the Assistant or Associate level to begin in early 2022. One of these positions is for a faculty member in the research track, and the other is for a faculty member in the teaching track.

Successful candidates are expected to teach professional, graduate and undergraduate courses in our MBA, undergraduate and doctoral programs, and supervise doctoral and master students.

Candidates in the research track are expected to conduct high quality research in collaboration with industry and government, publish in top-tier journals, and participate in outreach activities. The teaching load for our research-oriented faculty is two-to-four semester courses per year, depending on productivity, as per a point-based system. Applicants must hold a PhD in Business Analytics, Statistics, Data Science, Operations Management, Operations Research, or a related discipline prior to the date of appointment. Candidates must exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and an interest in learning Spanish.

Candidates in the teaching track are expected to teach eight semester courses per year. Leadership and outreach activities are counted as courses, as per a point-based system. Teaching faculty can also apply to receive up to two additional course reduction for research activities. Applicants must hold a master’s degree in Business Analytics, Statistics, Data Science, Operations Management, Operations Research, or a related discipline prior to the date of appointment. Candidates must exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish.

Excellence and strong motivation in teaching are essential for both positions, as well as an aptitude for teamwork, and a scholarly interest in high quality business education. Relevant industry experience and a strong publication record are a plus.

Priority will be given to applications received by December 30, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The starting date for this position is negotiable, and could be as early as January 2022.

Application instructions

Candidates should send all application materials by E-mail to Prof. Marcos Goycoolea, (e-mail subject: Job Position in Business Analytics). The following information should be included in the email:

  1. A brief statement of current and planned research and teaching activities.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. If available, a copy of your most recent publications (preferably indexed by WOS).
  4. If available, a copy of student survey results from previous teaching experience.
  5. Name, position and contact information of two persons who could send recommendation letters.
  6. First date when the candidate can join the school.

About us

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) is a prestigious private university in Chile. It was founded initially as a School of Business in 1953 and became a full university in 1989. At present it has 11,500 students (75% undergraduate) and 370 full time faculty.

The School of Business at UAI has been ranked, during the last three years, as one of the best two Business Schools in Latin America by America Economia, the most important ranking in the region. In 2006, it became the first Latin American University to open a business school in the USA, offering a multi-national MBA program for top executives from Latin America.

Together with. the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, the Operations and Analytics group offers a Ph.D. program in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. The group also offers a Masters program in Business Analytics, and actively participates in several MBA programs. The group is very active in research, and maintains close collaborations with other groups, both in Chile and abroad. More information about the School of Business (in Spanish) is available at

The main campus of the university is located at the foothills of the Andes Mountains on the east side of Santiago, with a beautiful view of the city. Santiago is a world-class city with over 6 million people and a vibrant culture. Santiago is a great city from which to conduct research, as it hosts several world class Universities with which to collaborate, all within close driving distance. Chile also has an active Science Ministry that funds research projects of different sizes and scopes. Last but not least, Chile is a beautiful country with a its broad range of natural landscapes. There are direct flights between Santiago and many major cities in the world.

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