Professor in Mechanical Engineering Intelligent Mechanical Systems

Poltechnique Montréal


Reference job number: 18-PR-17


The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position in mechanical engineering – intelligent mechanical systems (IVADO) 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 IVADO and other industrial 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 and IVADO, the Institut de Valorisation des données. The selected candidate will benefit from significant starting funds, annual operating funds and specific scholarships from IVADO. For more information, please consult the web site

The department is looking for a professor with excellent knowledge of the principles and techniques of massive data mining, learning and decision-making, as well as a research experience in artificial intelligence, including autonomy, land / air transport systems, innovative manufacturing systems, intelligent robotic systems or other mechanical systems with massive data as a source of decision. Applicants with expertise in the areas of deep learning, data mining and artificial intelligence applied to other areas of mechanical or aerospace engineering would also be considered, see:

Start Date

Summer 2019 or as soon as possible.

Essential Qualifications

Successful candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering. They must hold a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or a related field. They 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 their capacity to become one before applying for tenure. They 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.



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 April 5th, 2019, at 5 p.m., and submitted to:

Luc Baron, Eng., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal
To apply, please use the link:

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 work-family 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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