Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Polytechnique Montréal



Job Reference Number: 19-PR-04
Posting/Closing Date: June 18, 2019 to July 17, 2019
Workplace: All buildings
Department: Department of Mechanical 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 worldrenowned 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 Mechanical Engineering department currently has 43 professors, 4 lecturers, 27 staff, and
several postdoctoral researchers and research assistants. There are more than 1200 undergraduate
students and 300 graduate students. The 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
 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 a person with excellent knowledge of the basic principle of fluid dynamics
and heat transfer with research experience in these fields. The successful candidate will have to
teach aerothermal dynamics and finites elements in thermofluids. We are looking for candidates
with research activities on different aspects of numerical modelling and simulation of various
aerothermal problems.


As soon as possible


The successful candidate must hold PhD in mechanical engineering or a related field and should
preferably hold a bachelor's degree in engineering. She or he 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 ( The latter
includes arrangements for work-life balance and offers maternity, paternity and adoption leaves in
addition to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (


Candidates are invited to submit an application that includes: their résumé; a letter presenting their
motivation and correlation with the position; 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; and teaching evaluations if

Applications must be received no later than July 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

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.

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