Position - Professor in Collaborative Robotics

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is one of the largest engineering schools in Canada, with a student body numbering over 10,600, including 2,600 students at the graduate and postgraduate levels, and nearly 600 in Ph.D. programs. It offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate programs designed with an applied engineering focus. It cultivates close ties with industry through a dynamic co-operative education program, and boasts an outstanding degree of partnership-based research and innovation. It also includes a host of industry representatives in its decision-making bodies.

ÉTS has experienced spectacular growth in its educational programs and in its research and innovation activities over the last few years, allowing it to acquire world-class infrastructures, and the high-level research conducted in the institution ranks it among the top engineering educational institutions in Canada.

The ÉTS Automated Manufacturing Engineering Department (Montréal, Canada) is seeking professors of automated manufacturing engineering and in operations and logistics engineering. The candidates’ research activities will be joined with existing activities in the fields of collaborative robotics.

Areas of expertise sought
Candidates must possess :

  • Solid experience with existing collaborative robots;
  • In-depth knowledge of mechatronics, artificial intelligence and automation.

Description of position

The candidates sought will:

  • Teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in one or more of the above-mentioned fields;
  • Mentor graduate students;
  • Carry out funded or contractual interdisciplinary research projects, jointly with industry and in work places;
  • Develop a research program;
  • Publish scientific articles;
  • Complete grant applications, particularly those directed at NSERC and FQRNT.

Qualification requirements

  • Must hold a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in engineering related to collaborative robotics;
  • Must be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or take the necessary steps to become one before applying for tenure;
  • Must have industry experience or experience conducting research in close collaboration with industry (if the candidate does not have related industry experience, then such experience may be substituted by solid R&D experience, or the candidate must agree to acquire such experience through an industrial practicum);
  • Must demonstrate excellent research and teaching skills. Professional experience or solid R&D experience would be an asset.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken French in accordance with the ÉTS Language Policy (or demonstrate a willingness to learn French and embark on a francization process supported by ÉTS).

Start date

Winter or Summer 2017

Submission of applications

All applications shall be treated confidentially. Interested persons must complete and submit the application form by 5 PM on December 31, 2016.

The application shall include:
  • a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching goals;
  • pertinent details of three references;
  • a statement of their research plan;
  • a sample of research accomplishments (e.g., recent scientific articles);
  •  the equal employment opportunity form.

Please note that only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
For any further information, contact bap-candidatures@etsmtl.ca.

Salary and terms
This is a tenure-track position. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Immigration requirement

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Nevertheless, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Equal employment opportunity program

ÉTS has adopted and follows an equal employment opportunity program, and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal persons, visible and ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. Properly identifying yourself will help us consider all relevant factors during the selection process. Simply complete and attach the Equal Access to Employment form to your curriculum vitae