Pontifical Catholic U Job: International Relations (Chile)

Job adsAssistant or Associate Professor in International RelationsPontifical Catholic University of Chile – The Institute of Political Science, Closes: November 1, 2017

The Institute of Political Science (ICP) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in International Relations. The University strongly values diversity and we encourage members of all nationalities and backgrounds to apply.

The ICP is among the highest ranked political science departments in Latin America.  Comprised of a highly international group of scholars, it is a hub of theoretical, empirical and applied research in the region. The ICP offers undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. programs. It admits the most talented Chilean students to its undergraduate and graduate programs, and hosts a large number of exchange students and a steady stream of visiting professors from all over the world.  Santiago is a vibrant metropolitan area and a short drive from Chile’s renowned pacific coast and spectacular Andean mountain range.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality research, publication and teaching.  Teaching obligations are limited to three courses per year.  Fluency in Spanish is valued, but candidates who express the willingness to perfect basic proficiency are encouraged to apply. The ICP offers financial support for language classes and courses may initially be taught in English.

Intercultural Dialogue and Television

“On November 24, 25 and 26, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in collaboration with the Chile’s Consejo Nacional de Television (CNTV) and the Universal Forum of Cultures 2010 of Valparaiso, organized a series of panel discussions focusing on “Television and Intercultural Dialogue.”

The opening ceremony was presided by the Mayor of Valparaiso, Honorable Mr. Jorge Castro and CNTV’s President, Mr. Herman Chadwick. Participants from Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, South Africa, USA, Canada, Korea and UNESCO presented educational television programs from their respective countries and organizations where the emphasis is the creative use of television as a platform for addressing complex intercultural topics. Successful TV programming examples, such as the ones produced by South Korea’s Educational Broadcasting System; Argentina’s Ministry of Education Canal Encuentro; Mexico’s TV Educativa; South Africa Public Broadcaster; and Chile’s Novasur, were presented and discussed by an active and engaged audience. The closing ceremony of the 3-day seminar included the presentation of the PLURAL + 2010 Foundation Universal Forum of Cultures Award for the video “Mr. President”, produced by Press Pass TV of Boston, USA.”

For more information, see the conference website.