Position - Professor of vibration of structures and machines

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 Mechanical Engineering Department (Montréal, Canada) is seeking a full-time Professor of vibration of structures and machines. The candidate must have solid expertise in research, mentoring and teaching in the relevant field. The candidate’s research activities will join those already in place, and will be in the vibration field. The candidate may be able to join the Dynamo research laboratory, and shall participate in conducting funded or contract research. The candidate shall hold an engineering degree.

Area of expertise sought
The candidate must be able to teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses related to:
  • theoretical and experimental vibrations,
  • system dynamics,
  • modal analysis
  • predictive maintenance of machines.

The candidate will be tasked with developing his or her research in:
  • monitoring of failures and integrity of machines and structures (SHM: vibration, acoustics),
  • signal processing,
  • data fusion,
  • diagnosis and prognosis.

Interest in mechanical system reliability and in acoustics would be an asset.

Description of position

The candidates sought will:

  • Teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Mentor graduate students;
  • Conduct trans-sectoral funded or contract 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 PhD in mechanical engineering, with a specialization in vibration;
  • Must be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or take the necessary steps to become one before applying for tenure;
  • Industry experience or experience conducting research in close collaboration with industry would be an asset (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