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CIVIL ENGINEERING PROFESSOR (GEOTECHNICS, ROCK MECHANICS, PHYSICAL MODELING, EXPERIMENTAL SOIL MECHANICS)

CIVIL ENGINEERING PROFESSOR (GEOTECHNICS, ROCK MECHANICS, PHYSICAL MODELING, EXPERIMENTAL SOIL MECHANICS)

Job Reference Number:  21-PR-8
Posting/Closing Date:  September 1, 2021 to November 1, 2021
Workplace:  All buildings
Department or Service:  Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal today welcomes over 9,500 students and relies on the expertise of over 1,500 professorial and professional staff with a wide variety of qualifications. Polytechnique Montréal promotes excellence and creativity, and the core values of integrity, collaboration, respect, openness, and diversity guide the institution’s actions. Recognized as one of Montreal’s best employers, it has received Silver Parity Certification from the Women in Governance organization, and offers excellent work conditions, in particular by fostering employees’ work-life balance and well-being.

Polytechnique Montréal is deeply committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. Accordingly, Polytechnique encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous individuals, and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations can be provided based on candidate needs.

Applying to Polytechnique is a move to an enriching career, full of opportunity.

Located on Mount Royal, an exceptional setting in the heart of Montreal, Polytechnique is a world-renowned engineering university, excelling in cutting edge multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral research locally, nationally, and internationally, and is equally known for its top-tier training at all academic levels. An active advocate for sustainable development, Polytechnique has been certified Gold by the STARS organization. Polytechnique is known for its innovative approach, and its active role in technological, economic, and social development.

Polytechnique Montréal’s Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering hosts around 1,200 students, of whom a third are women and 400 are graduate students. With 46 professors and two full-time lecturers, including 13 women, the Department is a Canadian research leader in several sectors, such as transportation planning, structural and earthquake engineering, mining waste management, hydraulics, and drinking water and wastewater treatment. The Department also hosts several chairs and research groups, notably the MADITUC group (transportation), the Geothermal and Hydrogeology Group, CREDEAU (water management), the NSERC Industrial Chair on Drinking Water, the Canada Research Chair in Computational Hydrosystems, the Canada Research Chair in Modeling and Simulation in Earthquake Engineering, the Canada Research Chair in Decentralized and Small-Scale Water Treatment, the NSERC Industrial Chair in Geothermal Energy for Geothermal Standing Column Wells in Industrial Buildings, the Canada Research Chair on Personal Mobility, and the MOBILITÉ Research Chair on the Evaluation and Implementation of Sustainability in Transportation. The Department is a partner of the Research Institute on Mines and the Environment – RIME UQAT – Polytechnique.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the duties of this position with a dynamic and creative approach. In particular, they will:

  • demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • supervise undergraduate and graduate students;
  • carry out innovative research projects;
  • obtain grants and contracts aimed at training highly qualified personnel through research work;
  • publish the scientific results of his or her research;
  • participate in the teaching and research activities of the geotechnical group;
  • collaborate with other research teams within Polytechnique Montréal or with other institutions;
  • collaborate with government agencies (Ministries, MRCs and municipalities), parastatal institutions and industrial partners;
  • contribute to the influence of Polytechnique Montréal in Québec and internationally.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

The Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering invites applications for a tenure- track position in Geotechnical Engineering. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • rock mechanics
  • physical modeling (large scale or in situ scale)
  • experimental soil mechanics
  • geomechanics with application to green energy or underground hydrogen and CO2 storage, or geohazard assessment (e.g. rockfalls and landslides)

The successful candidate specializes in one or several of the aforementioned areas of expertise, and his or her research program uses both an experimental and/or physical modeling and in situ investigation with new geotechnics technologies (remote sensing, 3D printing, microfluidics, etc.). The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches to solving geotechnical problems is a plus. Finally, the selected person must show an interest in developing interdisciplinary collaborations with inside and outside the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining engineering.

START DATE

As soon as possible.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree and a Ph.D. in Civil engineering or a relevant discipline, with a specialization in geotechnical engineering.

The successful candidate will be registered as a Professional Engineer with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or will take the necessary steps to register prior to applying for tenure. Candidates must demonstrate excellent research and teaching skills. Relevant industry experience is an asset. Given that the teaching language is French, the successful candidate will be fluent in French, both spoken and written, before applying for tenure. Polytechnique Montréal will provide assistance and support for the successful candidate to become a registered member of the OIQ and to learn French.

Polytechnique Montréal recognizes that career breaks such as maternity leaves, parental leaves, extended sick leaves, clinical trainings, as well as disabilities, can impact productivity and research achievements. The impact of these leaves will be taken into account in the recruitment process.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This faculty position is tenure-track. Salary and benefits are set in accordance with the collective agreement in effect. The latter includes arrangements for work-life balance and offers maternity, paternity and adoption leaves in addition to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan.

APPLICATIONS

Candidates are invited to submit an application that includes:

  • their résumé;
  • a description of their area of expertise;
  • a statement of their teaching and training objectives;
  • a description of their proposed research objectives and program;
  • official records of their diplomas;
  • full contact information of three (3) persons able to provide references;
  • a few examples of work relevant to the position;
  • three (3) recent scientific contributions;
  • teaching evaluations if applicable.

Applications must be received no later than November 1st, 2021 at 5:00 pm, and submitted to:

Professor Richard Simon, ing., Ph.D.
Acting Director
Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal
PO Box 6079, Succ. Centre-Ville
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3A7
CANADA

E-mail: candidaturescgm@polymtl.ca

Examination of the applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, particularly women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. However, in accordance with immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.