Pursue a Career at Polytechnique Montreal


Job Reference Number:  20-PR-3
Posting/Closing Date:  February 11, 2020 to April 10, 2020
Workplace:  All buildings
Department or Service:  Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering


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.

The Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering currently has 47 professors and 10 lecturers. The Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering is responsible for numerous programs and courses within the institution: the baccalaureate program in industrial engineering, professional master's and DESS programs in industrial engineering, research master's programs and doctorate in industrial engineering and applied mathematics, as well as offers a variety of certificates.


The candidate will hold a position as professor of statistics in the mathematics unit. All areas of statistical expertise will be considered. Specialization in big data and computational statistics would be an asset. The candidate sought will be able to develop original mathematical models which can be applied to various fields. The recruited person will actively participate in the development of data science training programs.


The candidate will have to exercise with dynamism and creativity the functions associated with this position. In particular, he or she must:

  • Teach at the undergraduate and the graduate levels.

  • Develop and maintain an original research program.

  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Obtain grants and contracts to train highly qualified personnel through research.

  • Publish scientific results of their research work.

  • Collaborate with other Polytechnique Montréal research groups and other institutions.

Contribute to the influence of Polytechnique Montréal in Québec and internationally.


The department is looking for a professor with skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Statistics;

  • Big data;

Computational statistics.


As soon as possible.


The successful candidate should hold a PhD in statistics or in a related field. Relevant postdoctoral experience will be an advantage.

The position does not require that the recruited person be registered with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) as an engineer. However, a candidate who is registered, or who would take the necessary measures to become one, would be 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 Montréal will provide the necessary assistance and support for the successful candidate 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.


This faculty position is tenure-track. Salary and benefits will be set in accordance with the collective agreement in effect Association des professeurs de l'École Polytechnique - APEP). The latter includes arrangements for work-life balance and offers maternity, paternity and adoption leaves in addition to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (www.rqap.gouv.qc.ca/).


Candidates are invited to submit an application that includes:

  • their detailed résumé;

  • a letter presenting their motivation and correlation with the position

  • a statement of their teaching and training objectives

  • a description of their proposed research objectives and program;

  • three examples of recent work;

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

  • teaching evaluations or example of pedagogical developments if applicable.

Applications must be received no later than April 10, 2020 at 5 PM, and submitted to:

Professeur Yuvin Adnarain Chinniah, Directeur
Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel
Polytechnique Montréal
Case postale 6079, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3A7

email : magi@polymtl.ca

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