Position - Professor of mechanical engineering – Mechanical Design

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is one of the largest engineering schools in Canada, with a student body numbering over 10,700, including 2,800 students at the graduate and postgraduate levels. ÉTS offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed with an applied engineering focus. It cultivates close ties with industry through a dynamic cooperative education program, and boasts an outstanding degree of partnership-based research and innovation.

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 professor of mechanical design. Candidates’ research and teaching activities will be added to existing projects in fields of interest related to design.

Areas of expertise sought
Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and in teaching undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of Mechanical Engineering. They must be capable of teaching courses pertaining to design, including elements such as development methodology, product life cycle management, optimization, prototyping, detailed design, computer-aided design, tolerancing, design for manufacturing and assembly in the face of economic, environmental, human (health/safety) and other constraints. In addition, they must pursue research activities that are complementary to those being carried out by existing teams.

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, especially in mechanical design;
  • 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 (Ph.D.) in engineering. Be specialized in mechanical design;
  • 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. Industrial or R&D experience is 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

Summer or fall 2018

Submission of applications

All applications shall be treated confidentially. Interested persons must complete and submit the application form by 5 PM on 16 february, 2018.

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