Professor in Software Engineeringand Chair in Biomedical Engineering Polytechnique Montreal Canada

PROFESSOR IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING -
TRANSMEDTECH CHAIR IN BIOMEDICAL
ENGINEERING

Job Reference Number: 18-PR-13
Posting/Closing Date: October 22, 2018 to February 1st, 2019
Workplace: All buildings
Department or Service: Department of Computer and Software Engineering

Position summary

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.
This position falls within the application areas of the TransMedTech institute. The Chair will
benefit from the exceptional environment offered by the TransMedtech LivingLab, an opent
innovation ecosystem. The LivingLab includes researchers from various Polytechnique
Montréal departements and its partner institutions (Université de Montréal and Montréal-area
hospitals).

The Department of Computer and Software Engineering is located in the Lassonde buildings
and enjoys spacious laboratories equipped with state of the art equipment. The department
has 33 Professors, three Faculty Lecturers, 15 support staff, many postdoctoral researchers,
professional researchers and research assistants, and more than 1200 undergraduate and 200
graduate students. 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, data science and artificial intelligence, and
cyberphysical and embedded systems.

Major responsibilities

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

 initiate and carry out research projects supported by funding agencies;
 initiate and carry out research collaborations with industry on original topics;
 supervise graduate students;
 teach undergraduate and graduate courses;
 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. The Chair will benefit from
supplementary startup funds and the support from TransMedTech to develop new medical
technologies. This could include access to medical facilities

Start date
June 2019

Area of expertise

Successful candidates will have a main expertise in Computational Medical Imaging. This
interdisciplinary domain is at the intersection of engineering, computing, data science and
medicine. Researchers in this field collaborate with radiologists, surgeons, oncologists and
ophthalmologists. Computational Medical Imaging includes, among other fields: decision
support systems to assist in diagnosis and prognosis from images, treatment planning from
digital simulations, real time therapy including multimodal image fusion, augmented reality
visualisation, 3D navigation during image guided surgery and development of new
biomarkers for the prediction of pathology progression.

Essential qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD in computer engineering, software engineering, biomedical
engineering, computer science or a related field. They should hold a bachelor's degree in
engineering. Industrial experience will be considered an asset.
Applicants 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 in image processing, digital imaging and
artificial intelligence. At the graduate level, they will be expected to create a new course
related to their research expertise.

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

Conditions of employment

This faculty position is tenure-track. Salary and benefits will be set in accordance with the
collective agreement (http://bit.ly/2s2k3F8). The collective agreement includes benefits such
as work-life balance and offers maternal, paternal and adoption leaves over and above those
provided by the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (http://www.rqap.gouv.qc.ca/).

Applications

Candidates should submit an application package that includes a detailed curriculum vitae, a
statement of research and teaching goals, teaching evaluations and the names of three
referees.

Applications must be received no later than February 1st, 2019, at 5 p.m., and submitted to:
Pierre Langlois, Eng., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer and Software Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal
Applications must be submitted online using the following link :
https://polygigl.formstack.com/forms/18pr13
This posting may be extended past February 1st, 2019. Applications will begin as soon as
possible and continue until the positions are filled.

NOTES

Polytechnique Montréal applies a program of equal access and encourages women, members
of visible and ethnic minorities, members of First Nations and persons with disabilities to
apply. Special measures may be offered to persons with disabilities in accordance with their
needs.
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. In accordance with immigration rules,
priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


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