Pursue a Career at Polytechnique Montreal


Job Reference Number:  19-PR-6
Posting/Closing Date:  October 9, 2019 to November 20, 2019
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.

Applying to Polytechnique means taking a leap toward a rewarding career and opening up to a world of opportunities.

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 two professors for the creation of a Research Chair to consolidate materials engineering activities, in the fields of metal recycling and additive manufacturing from metal powders. The two professors will become co-holders of the Chair and will develop a research program in the two fields, respectively.


The successful candidates will be expected to carry out the duties of these positions with a dynamic and creative approach. In particular, they will:

  • demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • carry out innovative research projects;
  • obtain grants and contracts aimed at training highly qualified personnel through research work;
  • participate in the teaching activities of undergraduate and graduate engineering courses;
  • initiate and carry out impactful projects in their field of expertise;
  • supervise undergraduate and graduate students;
  • establish collaborations with other Polytechnique research teams, industry, and parapublic and public organizations (government departments, RCMs and municipalities);
  • contribute to the influence of Polytechnique Montréal in Québec and internationally.


Both successful candidates who will hold the Materials Engineering Chair have excellent knowledge of the following two fields, respectively:

  • metal recycling, with research in new recycling processes incorporating thermodynamic and kinetic aspects;
  • additive manufacturing from metal powders, with research that could include designing new metal alloys, applying the powders and using them to manufacture fine parts.

The Chair’s duration is five years. Its co-holders will benefit from a start-up fund to establish their research program.
The Chair’s co-holders will join the Department that best matches their research activities and teaching interests.



Fall 2019 or as soon as the successful candidates become available.


The successful candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in engineering or in a relevant field.

They are registered as Professionals Engineers with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or they will take the necessary measures 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 candidates will be fluent in French, both spoken and written, before applying for tenure. Polytechnique Montréal will provide the necessary assistance and support for the successful candidates 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.


These faculty positions are tenure-track. Salary and benefits will be set in accordance with the collective agreement in effect (http://www.apep.polymtl.ca/pdfs/CC_APEP_2015_2019.pdf). The latter includes arrangements for work-life balance and offers maternity, paternity and adoption leaves in addition to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (http://www.rqap.gouv.qc.ca/).



Candidates are invited to submit their detailed résumé, a letter explaining their motivation and qualifications for the position, a detailed description of their research interests (no more than three pages), a statement of their teaching objectives, examples of pedagogical development and/or teaching evaluations, and the names of three references.

Applications must be received no later than November 20, 2019 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.