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Polytechnique Montreal

Montréal, Quebec H3T 1J4
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Job Reference Number:  17-PR-7

Posting/Closing Date: July 18, 2017 to August 7, 2017

Workplace:  All buildings

Department or Service:  All departments

Summary of the Position

Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada’s leading engineering teaching and research institutions, with over 8,000 students (2,000 at graduate levels) and over 1,000 employees. It accounts for nearly one-quarter of all university research in engineering in Quebec. Recognized as a world-class engineering school and an active partner in technological, economic and social development, with a longstanding tradition of collaborating with business, Polytechnique has become what it is today thanks to the dedication of all its personnel. Their contribution consists of ideas, a vision, energy and a common purpose: Polytechnique’s progress and advancement. Polytechnique is located in Montreal, a city renowned for its quality of life, cultural diversity and important university sector. For more information:

Polytechnique Montréal invites top-tier researchers who currently work and reside outside Canada to send it expressions of interest in applying for the Canada 150 Research Chairs Program (the Program). Please follow that link for further information on the Program, its requirements and the application procedure. It should be noted that the deadlines are very short.

The Program, offered by the federal government, enables the establishment of Research Chairs valued at $350,000 or $1,000,000 annually for 7 years.

Area of expertise

Polytechnique Montréal wishes to receive researchers’ applications leading to a high-level career in the following fields:

  • Aerospace and transportation
  • Multimedia, data processing and telecommunications
  • Life science and engineering
  • Advanced materials and nanotechnologies
  • Systems science and engineering
  • Energy, environment and sustainable development


Essential qualifications

Successful candidates will be appointed to tenure-track positions as regular professors in a department. Salaries and benefits will be determined according to the standards of the collective agreement in effect. The positions are scheduled to start by December 2018.

The persons sought through this call for applications are exceptional researchers with major accomplishments demonstrated, for example, by high-impact publications, ability to obtain research funding, teaching excellence, high-level prizes and awards, etc. The Program is intended for academic or industrial scientists who live and work outside Canada.

Applicants must hold a PhD in engineering or science in a field related to the research topics mentioned above. They should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science. Industrial experience is an asset.

Applicants must hold an engineering permit issued by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or will have to hold one before tenure is obtained. For applicants with a scientific background, being an engineer and a current or forthcoming member of the Ordre des ingénieurs may be an asset. Since the language of instruction is French, the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in French or the willingness to acquire a working knowledge of French within two years.


Candidates for a Canada 150 Research Chair at Polytechnique Montréal are asked to submit a complete file including:

  • A motivation letter;
  • A detailed résumé;
  • A description of their expertise;
  • A description of their teaching and training experience, if applicable;
  • A description of their current and proposed (future) research objectives and program;
  • A 100 word summary written in lay language, describing the uniqueness and importance of the proposed research program;

The names and contact information of eight (8) potential reviewers who do not have a conflict of interest in relation to the candidate, in accordance with the Program’s Conflict of Interest Policy.

Applications must be received by Polytechnique no later than August 7, 2017 at 5 p.m. at .

If you have any questions regarding this call for applications, please contact the Assistant Director – Research, Innovation and International Affairs at or (514) 340-3275.

Equal-opportunity Employer

Polytechnique Montréal is actively committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and research activities within its community. Polytechnique applies an employment equity program and encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodation can be provided to persons with disabilities based on their characteristics.

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