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Professor in Engineering physics

Professor in Engineering physics

Job Reference Number:  20-PR-15
Posting/Closing Date:  December 21, 2022 to March 1, 2023
Workplace:  All buildings
Department or Service:  Department of Engineering Physics

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Polytechnique Montréal is an internationally recognized engineering university. Located in the heart of Montréal on Mount Royal, it is renowned for the high quality of the training offered at all levels, and for its multidisciplinary and multisectoral research, at the forefront of the local, national and international engineering.

Approaching its 150th anniversary, it now welcomes more than 10,000 students and relies on the expertise of nearly 1,600 staff members with diverse skills, including more than 300 professors.

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. It values the diversity of its employees and adheres to an equal employment opportunity program for women, visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous people and those with disabilities. Having received the Parity Certification from Women in Governance, it offers excellent working conditions, focusing on work-life balance and the well-being of its employees.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Department of Engineering Physics is looking for candidates with excellent knowledge of physics and a background in engineering physics, or any related field such as physics, electrical engineering, chemistry or materials science and engineering. Candidates should have extensive research experience, either theoretical or experimental, aligned with the department's activities or any emerging technologies related to health, information, energy or environmental applications. Specifically, but not limited to, we invite applications in the priority areas of: micro/nanomaterials and functional materials; quantum technologies; physical health technologies; and optics/photonics.

The Department of Engineering Physics at Polytechnique Montréal is recognized for the quality of its teaching and research activities, mainly in the fields of optics and photonics, advanced materials and devices, biomedical engineering, and nuclear and energy engineering. The Department is responsible for a bachelor’s program (B.Eng.) in engineering physics as well as graduate programs in engineering physics, materials engineering, and energy engineering. It employs 23 professors and is home to 300 undergraduate and 130 graduate students. The Department is known for the quality and scope of its experimental and numerical research facilities. Its members are active in major research and innovation networks. For more information, visit: https://www.polymtl.ca/phys/en/.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will carry out the responsibilities of this position with dynamism and creativity. Among other duties, they will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels;
  • Supervise undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students;
  • Carry out innovative research projects;
  • Obtain grants and contracts aimed at supporting research work with the aim of training highly qualified personnel;
  • Publish the scientific results of this research;
  • Participate in the department’s teaching and research activities;
  • Collaborate with other research teams at Polytechnique Montréal or other institutions;

Contribute to enhancing Polytechnique Montréal’s visibility and influence in Québec and internationally.

PROFILE AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

The candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a PhD in engineering or equivalent in a relevant field;
  • Have a proven track record of developing and conducting an independent research program that will enable them to obtain funding to supervise graduate students;
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching skills, if possible supported by teaching evaluations;
  • Be able to contribute positively to the department's working environment and adhere to Polytechnique's values of excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, respect and openness;
  • Be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) or take the necessary steps to become a member before submitting their tenure file;
  • Have a sufficient command of oral and written French before submitting their tenure file, since French is the language of instruction at Polytechnique Montréal.

Polytechnique Montréal will provide the candidate with the necessary assistance and support to register with the OIQ and to learn French.

Applicants with a bachelor's degree in engineering or with industry experience are encouraged to include this in their application.

ADVANTAGES OF WORKING AT POLYTECHNIQUE MONTRÉAL

This position is tenure-track.

Salary and benefits are determined in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement (French only) in effect. This agreement provides for, among others:

  • Provisions for work-family balance, such as maternity, paternity and adoption leave, in addition to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan;
  • The possibility of benefiting from paid respite periods;
  • A defined-benefits pension plan;
  • In addition, relocation and immigration support is available to the successful candidate and their family.

To learn more about Polytechnique Montréal and the benefits of contributing to its mission, please explore: Avantages et milieu de vie (French only).

START DATE

As soon as possible.

APPLICATIONS

Candidates are invited to submit an application file that includes:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • A statement of main achievements and teaching philosophy
  • A statement of major research achievements and prospects
  • Proof of university degrees
  • Up to three significant contributions related to the position
  • Teaching evaluations, if available

For more information about this position, please contact:

Nicolas Godbout
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Engineering Physics
Polytechnique Montréal
Email : phy-directeur@polymtl.ca

To apply, please use the following link: https://polyphys.formstack.com/forms/20pr15.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. In accordance with immigration rules, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.