Pursue a Career at Polytechnique Montreal


Job Reference Number:  20-PR-5
Posting/Closing Date:  February 10, 2020 to April 17, 2020
Workplace:  All buildings
Department or Service:  Department of Computer and Software 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.

Polytechnique Montréal offers an exceptional research and teaching environment with close proximity to local industry in the areas of aerospace, transportation, communications, health services, financial services and entertainment. Polytechnique is a member of the IVADO and TransMedTech institutes.


The successful candidates will be expected to carry out the duties of this position with a dynamic and creative approach. In particular, they will:

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

  • supervise undergraduate and graduate students;

  • carry out innovative research projects;

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

  • publish the scientific results of his or her research;

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

  • collaborate with other research teams within Polytechnique Montréal or with other institutions;

  • participate in professional, academic and societal service functions; and,

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


The Department of Computer and Software Engineering of Polytechnique Montréal is experiencing significant growth and is seeking exceptional applicants to fill several positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels.

The department leads internationally recognized research in seven core areas:

  • software engineering and analytics;

  • computer security and reliability;

  • cloud and mobile computing;

  • biomedical engineering;

  • multimedia and digital entertainment;

  • data science and artificial intelligence; and

  • cyberphysical and embedded systems.

The Department seeks candidates to reinforce these seven areas and to develop new ones. The Department is especially seeking candidates doing research in intelligent software engineering systems. Applications from candidates whose research is interdisciplinary between these areas and other engineering specialties such as robotics, transportation, industry and energy are encouraged.


Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021.


Applicants must hold a PhD in computer engineering, software engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science or a related field. They should hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Industrial experience will be considered an asset.

Applicants must hold a solid record of research accomplishment showing their potential to develop and lead an independent research program, allowing them to obtain research financing in order to support graduate students.

Applicants must demonstrate excellent aptitudes for teaching, preferably attested by teaching evaluations. They will teach undergraduate courses and will be expected to contribute to the development of the Department’s selection of graduate courses.

Applicants are expected to contribute positively to the department’s collegial atmosphere and to adhere to Polytechnique’s values of excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, respect and openness.

Successful applicants will have to be registered as a Professional Engineer with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) or will have to take the necessary measures to register prior to applying for tenure. The teaching language in Polytechnique is French, and successful candidates will have to be fluent in French, both spoken and written, before applying for tenure. Polytechnique Montréal will provide the necessary assistance and support for successful candidates to become registered members 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 considered in the recruitment process.


These faculty positions are 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 should submit an application package that includes a letter of presentation, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement on research interests and goals, a statement on teaching achievements and goals, teaching evaluations and the names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be submitted to the attention of:

Pierre Langlois, Eng., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Department of Computer and Software Engineering

Polytechnique Montréal

Applications must be submitted online using the following link: https://polygigl.formstack.com/forms/20pr05

Applications can be submitted at any time. Examination of the applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the positions are 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.