Faculty Position in Optical Communications

Laval University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Université Laval
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

More than a school, Université Laval is an entire community in the heart of Quebec City,
a complete university recognized for its leadership and its culture of excellence both in
teaching and research.

The Department announces two regular tenure-track positions in optical communications
(position 22167, posting period: January 26 to April 14, 2024) and cyber-physical

systems (position 22168, posting period: January 26 to March 30, 2024).

Position descriptions

1. The target field is optical communications. Although this list is not exclusive, the
main subfields of interest are :

• Optical transmissions and interconnections
• Photonic devices
• Quantum photonics
• Quantum communication
• Optical and digital signal processing.

2. The targeted field is cyber-physical systems. Although this list is not exclusive, the
main subfields of interest are:

• Imaging systems,
• Sensors,
• Infrared vision,
• 2D/3D vision,
• Virtual and augmented reality,
• Intelligent environments,
• Machine learning.

Selection criteria

The selection criteria are as follows:

• Hold a PhD in electrical or computer engineering or in a discipline relevant to the
research field covered by this position, or be in the process of obtaining a PhD (thesis
• Relevance of scientific training and experience to the identified field.
• Proven ability to conduct university-level research.
• Potential for developing an autonomous and original research activity in relation to
the identified field.
• Demonstrated aptitude or potential for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate
levels, mentoring graduate students, and commitment to pedagogical innovation.
• Potential or demonstrated commitment to community service.
• Ability to communicate and integrate into the institution's French-speaking environment
(within a reasonable time-frame and ideally from the start).
• Matching professional potential with the key competencies required to perform the
professorial function :
• Analysis, synthesis and judgment,
• Creativity and innovation,
• Communication skills,
• People skills and openness,
• Ability to work in a team and with partners,
• Autonomy and sense of responsibility,
• Sense of ethics and duty,
• People management.
• Be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec or be in a position to become a
member within a reasonable time.

Commitment and treatment

Salary in accordance with current collective agreement.

Additional information

When setting up your research program, you'll be guided through the process of obtaining
research funding (from both government agencies and industry), as well as graduate
student recruitment and research supervision. Undergraduate and graduate teaching
activities are conducted in French. Université Laval offers non-French-speaking candidates
various means of learning and perfecting the French language during their first three years of

Childcare services are available on campus, and professors are entitled to parental leave.


• Application deadline: see dates above.
• Employment starting date: September 1er 2024

Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a document describing their research
and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of three referees to :
directeur@gel.ulaval.ca in PDF format.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Université Laval
Pavillon Pouliot, local 1300
1065 avenue de la médecine Quebec City, QC G1V 0A6

Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide
an inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity
is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual
orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.

Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women,
members of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.
Adaptation of the selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their
needs and in complete confidentiality.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to qualified
individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.

In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com