Pursue a Career at Polytechnique Montreal


Job Reference Number:  18-PR-14
Posting/Closing Date:  November 1, 2018 to January 7, 2019
Workplace:  All buildings
Department or Service:  Department of Mechanical Engineering

Position summary

Polytechnique Montréal is one of the largest engineering education and research institutions in Canada with more than 8,000 students and 1,000 employees. Recognized as a world-class engineering school, it has become, thanks to the investment of all its staff, a key partner in technological, economic and social development in Canada. This input consists of ideas, energy, vision and a common goal to advance technological knowledge at the service of man and society.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has currently 43 professors and 4 faculty lecturers, 27 technical and administrative support staff, several postdoctoral fellows, researchers and research associates. With more than 1,200 students and nearly 300 graduate students, it offers programs, in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and contribute to biomedical engineering. It conducts cutting-edge research in close collaboration with industry in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering and energy engineering. For more information, please consult the web site: www.polymtl.ca/meca.

This position falls within the area of the TransMedTech institute in biomedical engineering and technologies sponsored by a significant grant of 35.6M$ from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, and 60M$ from different partners. The chair will benefit from the exceptional environment offered by the TransMedTech LivingLab, an open innovation ecosystem. The LivingLab includes researchers from various Polytechnique Montréal departments and its partner institutions (Université de Montréal and Montréal-area hospitals). Successful candidates will also benefit from the environment and infrastructure of the Technopôle en réadaptation of CHU Ste-Justine, an opened co-creative and innovative space allowing researchers, clinicians, partners, patients and their family to share knowledge and sustain advanced innovative technological developments. For more information, please consult the web site: www.transmedtech.org.

Major responsibilities

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

  • teach undergraduate courses in mechanical and biomedical engineering as well as graduate courses in its area of expertise;
  • supervise graduate students;
  • initiate and carry out collaborative research with other teams from Polytechnique, the institute TransMedTech, the Technopôle en réadaptation pédiatrique and other industrial/hospital partners
  • contribute to the society at the local, national and international levels.

Area of expertise

Because of its particular affiliation, the research activities of the candidate must be in adequacy with those of the mechanical engineering department, the TransMedTech institute and the Technopôle en réadaptation pédiatrique of the CHU Ste-Justine.

A successful candidate should have knowledge in several areas of innovative technologies and interventions of rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders such as the design of custom orthotics, intelligent prostheses and rehabilitation assistance systems, based on biomechanical assessment and motion analysis, simulations and innovative robotic devices; the integration of sensors with virtual/augmented reality; human/machine interaction and optimization of materials, topology, comfort and rehabilitation processes. The professor's research will focus on the development of biomechanical technologies and technological rehabilitative innovations that will address musculoskeletal diseases.

Start date

Winter 2019 or as soon as possible.

Essential qualifications

A successful candidate must have a multidisciplinary background in engineering and biosciences, as well as a PhD/post-doctorate degree in relation to rehabilitation technologies. She/he must be registered as an engineer to the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (or another equivalent body in Canada related to the engineering profession) or demonstrate her/his capacity to become one before applying for tenure. She/he must demonstrate excellent skills in research and teaching. Since the language of teaching is French, the selected person must have sufficient French speaking and writing ability shortly after taking office.

Specific Skill and Quality

Having excellent research skills allowing to initiate and conduct significant projects in her/his field of expertise.

Conditions of Employment

This faculty position is a tenure-track. Salary and benefits will be set in accordance with the collective agreement: http://www.apep.polymtl.ca/pdfs/CC_APEP_2015_2019.pdf


Candidates should submit an application package consisting of a presentation letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research objectives, a statement of teaching objectives, teaching evaluations (if available), the names and contact information of three referees and their citizen status in Canada.

Applications must be received no later than January 7st, 2019, at 5 p.m., and submitted to:

Luc Baron, Eng., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal
To apply, please use the link: https://polymec.formstack.com/forms/18pr14

Equal-opportunity Employer

Polytechnique Montréal applies an employment equity program and encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodation can be provided to persons with disabilities based on their characteristics.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, in accordance with immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Human Resources Department