Professor in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering - Chair in Rehabilitation Technology

Polytechnique Montréal

Canada

Reference job number: 18-PR-14

PROFESSOR IN MECHANICAL/BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - CHAIR IN REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position in biomedical
engineering – Chair in rehabilitation technologies beginning summer 2019.

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
TransMedTech, the Technopôle en réadaptation pédiatrique and other industrial/hospital
partners;
 contribute to the society at the local, national and international levels.

Area of Expertise

Because of its particular affiliation, the research activities of the candidate must be in adequacy with
those of the mechanical engineering department, the TransMedTech institute and the Technopôle en
réadaptation pédiatrique of the CHU Ste-Justine.

A successful candidate should have knowledge in several areas of innovative technologies and
interventions of rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders such as the design of custom orthotics,
intelligent prostheses and rehabilitation assistance systems, based on biomechanical assessment and
motion analysis, simulations and innovative robotic devices; the integration of sensors with
virtual/augmented reality; human/machine interaction and optimization of materials, topology, comfort
and rehabilitation processes. The professor's research will focus on the development of biomechanical
technologies and technological rehabilitative innovations that will address musculoskeletal diseases, see:
https://www.polymtl.ca/carriere/offres-demploi

Start Date

Winter 2019 or as soon as possible.

Essential Qualifications

A successful candidate must have a multidisciplinary background in engineering and biosciences, as well
as a PhD/post-doctorate degree in relation to rehabilitation technologies. She/he 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 her/his capacity to become one before applying for tenure.
She/he 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.

Applications

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 January 7st, 2019, at 5 p.m., and submitted to:
Luc Baron, Eng., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Polytechnique Montreal ́

To apply, please use the link: https://polymec.formstack.com/forms/18pr14

Equal Opportunity Program
Polytechnique applies an Equal Opportunity Program and encourages women, members of visible and
ethnic minorities, aboriginal people and people with disabilities to apply. Accommodations may be
available to people with disabilities based on their characteristics. Moreover, it offers outstanding workfamily
balance accommodations, such as maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the
Quebec's Parental Insurance Plan.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, in accordance with immigration requirements,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The gender masculine may be used without
discrimination and solely for the sake of conciseness.


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