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Polytechnique Montréal

Work environment:

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.

The Mechanical Engineering Department leads both the Mechanical and the Aerospace Engineering programs. The department also contributes to the Biomedical Engineering program. The department members conduct cutting-edge research in close collaboration with industry in the following areas: mechanics, materials, biomedical, aerospace, metallurgy and energy. For more information, please consult the web site:


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;
• commit to submitting a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) application before October 21, 2019.

Area of expertise:

The Department is seeking a person with expertise, knowledge and research experience on composite materials, their manufacturing or mechanical behavior. We are looking for candidates with research activities on modelling, modelling of the manufacturing, repairs and recycling.

Starting date:

As soon as possible


The successful candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree relevant to mechanical engineering. He or she must hold PhD in mechanical engineering or a related field. 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.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging researchers. Candidates must have been active in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of their application. Candidates who are more than 10 years from their highest degree and who have experienced legitimate career interruptions such as maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave or clinical training, can have their Tier 2 CRC eligibility examined through the Program’s Tier 2 Chair justification process. For further information, please contact the Academic and Research Directorate.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs are intended for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields.

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 ( The latter includes arrangements for work-life balance and offers maternity, paternity and adoption leaves in addition to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (


Given the specific nature of this position, priority will be given to applications that contribute to meeting institutional targets determined according to the requirements of the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Secretariat.

Candidates are invited to submit an application that includes:

•their résumé;
•a text of no more than 150 words describing how their application would contribute to meeting the CRC targets of Polytechnique Montréal ( - a3);
•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 June 17, 2019, at 5 PM, and submitted to:

Luc Baron

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal

To apply, please use the following link:

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.