Assistant Professor in Software Engineering Polytechnique Montréal Department of Computer and Software Engineering Canada

Assistant Professor in Software Engineering

Department of Computer and Software Engineering


Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada’s leading engineering schools and the largest in Québec in terms of its student population and the scope of its research activities, with more than 8,000 students and 1,000 employees. Polytechnique Montréal is seeking applicants for a Professor position in the Department of Computer and Software Engineering, with a research profile in Software Engineering. The preferred application domainis the Internet of Things.

The Department of Computer and Software Engineering islocated in the Lassonde buildings and enjoys spacious laboratories equipped with state of the art equipment. The department has 30 Professors, two Senior Lecturers, 15 support staff, many postdoctoral researchers, professional researchers and research assistants, and 750 undergraduate and 180 graduatestudents. It offers two undergraduate engineering degrees, in Computer and in Software Engineering, and several graduate degrees. The department leads internationally-recognized research, in close collaboration with industry, in seven core areas: software construction and analytics, computer security and reliability, medical image computing, multimedia and digital entertainment,.


Successful candidates will be expected to carry out the duties of these positions with a dynamic and creative approach. In particular, theywill:

  • teach undergraduate and graduate courses;
  • supervise graduate students;
  • initiate and carry out research projects supported by funding agencies;
  • initiate and carry out research collaborations withindustry on original topics;
  • contribute to various administrative functions in Polytechnique Montréal;
  • participate in service functions towards the academic and professional communities and society.

New professors are provided with space, technical support and modern IT environments as well as with startup grants to help launch their research activities.


Successful candidates will have demonstrated their potential to initiate and lead an independent research program in software engineering, for example in software analytics, software processes and software quality. Application domains related to the Internet of Things will be prioritized, such as industry 4.0, fleets of autonomous vehicles, swarms of drones and intelligent cities.

START DATE: Summer 2017


Applicants must hold a PhD in software engineering, computer engineering, computer science or a relatedfield. They should hold a bachelor’sdegree in engineering. Industrial experience will be considered an asset.

Applicants must demonstrate excellent aptitudes for teaching, and they must hold a solid research track record showing their potential to obtain research financing in order to support graduate students.

Applicants must hold an engineering permit issued by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or will have to hold one before tenure isobtained. The language of teachingis French; thus, successful candidates will have to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of spoken and written French shortly after the start of employment.


This faculty position is tenure-track. Salary and benefits will be set in accordance with the collective agreement.


Candidates should submit an application package consisting of a curriculum vitae, official records of their diplomas, a statement of teaching and research goals, teaching evaluations, excerpts of recent research contributions and the names of three referees.

Applications must bereceived no later than February 24th, 2017, at 5 PM at:

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

This posting may be extended past February 24th, 2017. Examination of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until the positions are filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

In the case of an outside offer, only shortlisted candidates will receive a written response.
The masculine may be used without discrimination and solely for the sake of conciseness.
Polytechnique Montréal is an equal-opportunity employer and has an employmentequity program for women, members of visible and ethnocultural minorities, Aboriginal Peoples and the disabled.
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, in accordance with immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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