Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Computational Aerodynamics

Polytechnique Montréal


Job Reference Number: 19-PR-13
Posting/Closing Date: October 24, 2019 to January 5, 2020
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 Department is seeking a person with expertise, knowledge and research experience on
turbulence modelling, in order to contribute to the new NSERC-CRIAQ-Bombardier Aerospace
industrial research chair in Interdisciplinary Aerothermodynamic Analysis and Design Methods for
Transport Aircraft, and aims at consolidating its activities on aerospace engineering. The professor
will participate in the activities of the chair and will have to develop an autonomous research
program in this field of expertise.


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 professor has excellent knowledge in the field of compressible fluid mechanics,
aerothermodynamics, in particular the modelling and simulation of turbulence phenomena applied
to aircraft and/or turbomachinery. Relevant experience with Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes
(Hybrid-RANS/LES) methods may be an asset.


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.


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 detailed 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;
 full contact information of three persons able to provide references;
 teaching evaluations or example of pedagogical developments if applicable.

Applications must be received no later than January 5th, 2020, 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.

In your application, please refer to