Pursue a Career at Polytechnique Montreal


Job Reference Number:  20-PR-13
Posting/Closing Date:  July 14, 2020 to September 11, 2020
Workplace:  All buildings
Department or Service:  Department of Electrical 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 Electrical Engineering counts 31 professors, one senior lecturer, 26 support staff, many postdoctoral researchers, professional researchers and research assistants, 544 undergraduate and 144 graduate students. The department leads internationally-recognized research, in close collaboration with industry, in several core areas such as: biomedical engineering, medical imaging, automation and systems, power systems and networks, microelectronics, telecommunications and microwaves, etc.


The department of Electrical Engineering is seeking exceptional candidates for several tenure track faculty position at the assistant, associate and full professor levels.


The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the duties of this position with a dynamic and creative approach. 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 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;

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


The Department is seeking candidates able to conduct innovative research in emerging fields related to electrical engineering such as Internet-of-Things, smart cities, mobile / autonomous electric systems, etc. The Department also aims at strengthening its activities in areas such as microelectronics, communications systems and biomedical engineering. Exceptional applications in any other field relevant to electrical engineering are strongly encouraged.


As soon as possible.


The successful candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or in a relevant discipline.

He or she is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or will take the necessary measures to register 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 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 (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 (https://www.rqap.gouv.qc.ca/en).


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 records 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 must be received no later than September 11, 2020, at 5 PM, and submitted to:

    Yves Goussard, Professor and Director
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    Polytechnique Montréal

    To apply, please use the following link: http://ge.grames.polymtl.ca/20-PR-13

    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.