Pursue a Career at Polytechnique Montreal


Job Reference Number:  18-PR-17
Posting/Closing Date:  December 3, 2018 to February 4, 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 Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO) in artificial intelligence sponsored by a significant grant of 93,6 M$ over 7 years from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. The selected candidate will benefit from significant starting funds, annual operating funds and specific scholarships from IVADO. For more information, please consult the web site www.ivado.ca.

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 IVADO, and other industrial partners;
  • contribute to the society at the local, national and international levels

Area of expertise

The department is looking for a professor with excellent knowledge of the principles and techniques of massive data mining, learning and decision-making, as well as a research experience in artificial intelligence, including autonomy, land / air transport systems, innovative manufacturing systems, intelligent robotic systems or other mechanical systems with massive data as a source of decision. Applicants with expertise in the areas of deep learning, data mining and artificial intelligence applied to other areas of mechanical or aerospace engineering would also be considered.

Start date

Summer 2019 or as soon as possible.

Essential qualifications

Successful candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering. They must hold a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or a related field. They 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 their capacity to become one before applying for tenure. They 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.

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). The collective agreement includes benefits such as work-family balance accommodations and offers maternal, paternal and adoption leaves over and above the Quebec’s Parental Insurance Plan (http://www.rqap.gouv.qc.ca/).


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 Febuary 4th, 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/18pr17

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