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PROFESSOR – COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MACHINE LEARNING AND BIG DATA

PROFESSOR – COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MACHINE LEARNING AND BIG DATA

Job Reference Number:  21-PR-10
Posting/Closing Date:  October 21, 2021 to January 7, 2022
Workplace:  All buildings
Department or Service:  Department of Computer and Software Engineering

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal today welcomes over 9,500 students and relies on the expertise of over 1,500 professorial and professional staff with a wide variety of qualifications. Polytechnique Montréal promotes excellence and creativity, and the core values of integrity, collaboration, respect, openness, and diversity guide the institution’s actions. Recognized as one of Montreal’s best employers, it has received Silver Parity Certification from the Women in Governance organization, and offers excellent work conditions, in particular by fostering employees’ work-life balance and well-being.

Polytechnique Montréal is deeply committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. Accordingly, Polytechnique encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous individuals, and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations can be provided based on candidate needs.

Applying to Polytechnique is a move to an enriching career, full of opportunity.

Located on Mount Royal, an exceptional setting in the heart of Montreal, Polytechnique is a world-renowned engineering university, excelling in cutting edge multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral research locally, nationally, and internationally, and is equally known for its top-tier training at all academic levels. An active advocate for sustainable development, Polytechnique has been certified Gold by the STARS organization. Polytechnique is known for its innovative approach, and its active role in technological, economic, and social development.

Polytechnique Montréal offers an exceptional research and teaching environment with close proximity to local industry in the areas of aerospace, transportation, communications, health services, financial services and entertainment. Polytechnique is a member of the IVADO and TransMedTech institutes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the duties of this position with a dynamic and creative approach. In particular, they will:

  • demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • 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;
  • participate in professional, academic and societal service functions; and,
  • contribute to the influence of Polytechnique Montréal in Québec and internationally.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

The Department of Computer and Software Engineering of Polytechnique Montréal is experiencing significant growth and is seeking exceptional applicants to fill this position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.

To complement its team of professors, the Department seeks candidates whose main research activities and interests are in the general areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data.

START DATE

Summer 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must hold a PhD in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or a related field. They should hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Industrial experience will be considered an asset.

They must hold a solid record of research accomplishment showing their potential to develop and lead an independent research program, allowing them to obtain research financing in order to support graduate students.

Applicants must demonstrate excellent aptitudes for teaching, preferably attested by teaching evaluations. They will teach undergraduate courses and will be expected to contribute to the development of the Department’s selection of graduate courses.

Successful applicants will be expected to contribute positively to the department’s collegial atmosphere and to adhere to Polytechnique’s values of excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, respect and openness.

Successful candidates will be registered as a Professional Engineer with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or will take the necessary steps 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, successful candidates will be fluent in French, both spoken and written, before applying for tenure. Polytechnique Montréal will provide assistance and support for successful candidates 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, technical 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

APPLICATIONS

Candidates are invited to submit an application that includes:

  • a letter of presentation and a résumé;
  • contact information of three persons able to provide references;
  • a statement of research accomplishments and future goals
  • a statement of teaching accomplishments and future goals
  • teaching evaluations, if available.

Applications must be received no later than January 7th, 2022, at 5 PM, and submitted to: 

Pierre Langlois, Eng., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer and Software Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal

To apply, please use the following link: https://polygigl.formstack.com/forms/21pr10

Application review will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, particularly women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous individuals and persons with disabilities. In accordance with immigration requirements, Canadians and Canadian permanent residents will be given priority.