Professor in Computer Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Polytechnique Montreal Canada


Job Reference Number: 18-PR-16
Posting/Closing Date: du 12 novembre 2018 au 1 février 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.

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 candidate will be expected to carry out the duties of these positions with a
dynamic and creative approach. In particular, he or she 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.
Start date

June 2019

Area of expertise

The Department of Computer and Software engineering is looking for candidates for a full
time, tenure track faculty position in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine
learning. Candidates focusing their research towards natural language processing and
reinforcement learning are of particular interest; however, candidates focusing on all subdisciplines
of AI are strongly encouraged to apply. This position also comes with the
possibility for a successful candidate to become a member of Mila, the Quebec artificial
intelligence institute and the possibility of being considered for a CIFAR research chair in

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 ( 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 (


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

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:

This posting may be extended past February 1st, 2019. Applications will begin as soon as
possible and continue until the positions are filled.
Equal-opportunity Employer
Polytechnique Montréal applies an employment equity program and encourages women,
members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities to
apply. Accommodation can be provided to persons with disabilities based on their

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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