Pursue a Career at Polytechnique Montreal


Job Reference Number:  20-PR-8
Posting/Closing Date:  April 27, 2020 to August 31, 2020
Workplace:  All buildings
Department or Service:  Department of Physical Engineering


Polytechnique Montréal promotes excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, respect, openness and diversity. Recognized as one of Montreal’s best employers offering 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 stimulates 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.

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 engineering program (B.Eng.) in engineering physics as well as graduate programs in engineering physics, materials engineering, and nuclear and energy engineering. It employs 22 professors and is home to 300 undergraduate students 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/.


Polytechnique is searching for a professor in engineering physics, with an excellent level of knowledge of physics and an extensive research experience in the field of experimental or theoretical biomedical physics and engineering. This professor will actively participate in the development of the department's research activities, which continues to have significant impacts on several major socio-economic sectors, including information and communications technologies, energy, environment or health and aerospace.


The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the duties of this position with dynamism and creativity. In particular, he or she will:

  • demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;

  • supervise undergraduate and graduate students;

  • carry out innovative research;

  • receive grants and contracts aimed at training highly qualified personnel through research;

  • publish the results of his or her research in scientific literature;

  • participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department;

  • collaborate with other researchers and research teams within Polytechnique Montreal or with other institutions;

  • contribute to the influence of Polytechnique Montreal in Québec and internationally.


The areas of expertise sought with this position are related, among others, to physical health technologies such as biophysics, biomedical imaging and biomedical nanotechnologies for applications in diagnostics and therapy. We solicit applications from candidates with research activities that are compatible with those of the Engineering Physics Department or that focus on any other emerging technologies. For more information, visit: https://www.polymtl.ca/phys/en/research-innovation/research-areas. This position is directly in line with the work of the TransMedTech Institute, which brings together researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, the Université de Montréal and hospitals. The candidate will benefit from the support of the TransMedTech Institute and its members ( https://www.polymtl.ca/transmedtech/en ) .


As soon as possible.


The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in engineering, in physics or in a related field. He or she should hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He or she is member as a Professional Engineer of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) or of an organization approved by Engineers Canada or will take the necessary measures to become member 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 Montreal will provide the necessary assistance and support for the successful candidate to become registered engineer and to learn French.

Polytechnique Montréal recognizes that career interruptions 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 during the recruitment process.


This faculty position is tenure-track. Salary and benefits will be set in accordance with the collective agreement in effect (https://www.polymtl.ca/srh/relations-de-travail). 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 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 transcripts of their diplomas;

  • full contact information of three persons able to provide references;

  • a few examples of work relevant to the position;

  • three recent scientific contributions;

  • teaching evaluations if applicable.

Applications should be submitted no later than August 31, 2020 to the attention of:

Professor Michel Meunier
Department Chair
Department of Engineering Physics
Polytechnique Montréal
P.O. Box 6079, Downtown Station
Montréal, Québec H3C 3A7CANADA

Applications must be submitted online using the following link: https://polyphys.formstack.com/forms/20pr8

Examination of 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. In accordance with immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.