Pursue a Career at Polytechnique Montreal


Job Reference Number:  19-PR-6
Posting/Closing Date:  February 11, 2020 to March 11, 2020
Workplace:  All buildings
Department or Service:  All departments


Polytechnique Montréal promotes excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, respect, openness and diversity. Recognized as one of Montreal’s best employers, it offers excellent working conditions, in particular by fostering employees’ work-life balance and well-being.

Polytechnique Montréal is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, which fosters its development and constitutes an undeniable catalyst for excellence in teaching, research and outreach activities. Accordingly, Polytechnique particularly encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations can be provided based on the needs of the candidates.

Located on Mount Royal, an exceptional setting in the heart of Montreal, Polytechnique is a world-renowned engineering university that operates in a STARS certified environment. It excels in multidisciplinary and multisectoral research and in high-quality training at all academic levels. Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal hosts more than 8,500 students and relies on the expertise of more than a thousand persons with a wide variety of qualifications. As an active advocate for sustainable development, Polytechnique stands out by its leading-edge innovations and its active role in technological, economic and social development. Polytechnique is involved locally, nationally and internationally by spurring synergy among research ecosystems.


Polytechnique is seeking a professor to share a Research Chair in Materials Engineering, in the field of metals recycling. The successful candidate will become a co-holder of the Chair, and develop a research program in his/her fields of expertise.


The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following functions:

  • demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence at all levels;
  • obtain grants and contracts focused on training highly qualified personnel through research work; publish scientific results;
  • participate in undergraduate and graduate engineering course teaching activities ;
  • initiate and carry out innovative and impactful research projects in their field of expertise;
  • supervise undergraduate and graduate students;
  • establish collaborative links  with other Polytechnique research teams, and also with industry, and para-public and public organizations (government departments, RCMs and municipalities);
  • contribute to Polytechnique’s promotion and recognition.


The successful candidate for the Materials Engineering Chair will have in-depth knowledge of the field of metals recycling, with research in new recycling processes incorporating thermodynamic and kinetic aspects.

The duration of the Chair is five years. Its co-holders will benefit from a start-up fund to establish their research program.

Chair’s co-holders will join the Department that best matches their research activities and teaching interests.


As soon as the successful candidate is available.


The successful candidate must hold a Bachelor’s and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in engineering or in a relevant field. In addition, he/she must be registered as a Professionals Engineer with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or will take the necessary measures to do so prior to applying for tenure. Candidates must demonstrate excellent research and teaching skills. Relevant industry experience is an asset. Since the teaching language is French, the successful candidate must be fluent in both spoken and written French, before applying for tenure. As required, Polytechnique Montréal will provide the necessary 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 and/or parental leaves, extended sick leaves, technical training, as well as disabilities, can impact productivity and research achievements. The impact of these factors will be taken into account in the recruitment process.


This is a tenure-track faculty position. Salary and benefits are set in accordance with the collective agreement in effect (Association des professeurs de Polytechnique - APEP).


Applications must be received no later than March 11, 2020 at 5 PM, and submitted to:

Professor François Bertrand, ing., Ph.D.
Assistant Director General and Training and Research Director
Polytechnique Montréal

Email: dfr@polymtl.ca

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.