Polytechnique Montréal

Professor - Mathematics and industrial engineering - Tier 2 Canada Research Chair - Societal impact of technologies on indigenous and non-indigenous communities

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Reference: 23-PR-1

Duration: This position is tenure-track

Location : Montréal, Québec

Deadline date : March 31, 2023

Polytechnique Montréal is an internationally recognized engineering university. Located in the heart of Montréal on Mount Royal, it is renowned for the high quality of the training offered at all levels, and for its multidisciplinary and multisectoral research, at the forefront of the local, national and international engineering.

Approaching its 150th anniversary, it now welcomes more than 10,000 students and relies on the expertise of nearly 1,600 staff members with diverse skills, including more than 300 professors.

Polytechnique has been certified Gold by the STARS organization. Polytechnique is known for its innovative approach, and its active role in technological, economic, and social development. It values the diversity of its employees and adheres to an equal employment opportunity program for women, visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous people and those with disabilities. Having received the Parity Certification from Women in Governance, it offers excellent working conditions, focusing on work-life balance and the well-being of its employees. Accommodations can be provided at the request of individuals with disabilities or based on other characteristics. Applicants requiring accommodation are invited to contact the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at the following address: edi@polymtl.ca


The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP), managed by the Tri-Agency Institutional Program Secretariat (TIPS) is designed to attract and retain the world's most promising researchers. Canada Research Chairs are awarded to each eligible institution on the basis of funding researchers receive from the three federal research granting agencies (NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC).

Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years, are awarded to outstanding researchers who are acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their field. Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five years, are awarded to exceptional emerging researchers who are acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to become leaders in their field. For more information on the CRC program, please visit the Canada Research Chairs website.


The Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering (MAGI) has 54 professors and 10 full time lecturers. The department is responsible for a wide variety of programs and courses: the bachelor’s degree program in industrial engineering; non-thesis masters and DESS (specialized graduate diploma) programs in industrial engineering; research-based master’s and doctoral programs in industrial engineering; research-based master’s and doctoral programs in applied mathematics; as well as all the mathematics and complementary studies courses at Polytechnique.

The Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering is seeking applications for a position with the rank of assistant professor, associate professor or full professor.

The successful candidate will be invited to apply for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair.

This Chair can be held by a person with research expertise in the societal impact of technologies on Indigenous or non-Indigenous communities.

This includes, among others:

  • Project management and sustainable engineering;
  • Systems resilience engineering;
  • Digital transformation in society;
  • Logistics;
  • Design engineering of responsible goods, processes and services.
  • Ability to teach the sociology of technology, a course offered in all Polytechnique programs, would be an asset.


The successful candidate will carry out the responsibilities of this position with dynamism and creativity. Among other duties, they will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels;
  • Supervise undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students;
  • Carry out innovative research projects;
  • Obtain grants and contracts aimed at supporting research work with the aim of training highly qualified personnel;
  • Publish the scientific results of this research;
  • Participate in the department’s teaching and research activities;
  • Collaborate with other research teams at Polytechnique Montréal or other institutions;
  • Contribute to enhancing Polytechnique Montréal’s visibility and influence in Québec and internationally.


The candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a PhD in engineering or equivalent in a relevant field;
  • Have a proven track record of developing and conducting an independent research program that will enable them to obtain funding to supervise graduate students;
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching skills, if possible supported by teaching evaluations;
  • Be able to contribute positively to the department's working environment and adhere to Polytechnique's values of excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, respect and openness;
  • Have a sufficient command of oral and written French before submitting their tenure file, since French is the language of instruction at Polytechnique Montréal.
  • Polytechnique Montréal will provide the candidate with the necessary assistance and support to register with the OIQ, if applicable, and to learn French.
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree in engineering or with industry experience are encouraged to include this in their application.

Candidates for Tier 2 Research Chairs must have obtained their most advanced degree less than 10 years at the time of nomination to the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS). Candidates who have completed their most advanced degree over 10 years ago, and whose career has been interrupted by reasons such as maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, or care of a family member, may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC reviewed through the Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the Direction de la recherche et de l'innovation for more information. Polytechnique Montréal recognizes that career breaks such as maternity leaves, parental leaves, extended sick leaves, technical trainings, as well as disabilities, can impact productivity and research achievements. The impact of these leaves will be taken into account in the recruitment process.


Conform to its recruitment policies, and in particular its "Equal Access and Employment Equity Program", Polytechnique Montréal is committed to fostering excellence in research and research training and to guaranteeing equal opportunities for all candidates. Polytechnique Montréal supports the principle that excellence and diversity are compatible and complementary and recognizes that good equity practices ensure access to the largest possible pool of qualified individuals. As part of its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, Polytechnique Montréal published an action plan in September 2019 entitled Canada Research Chairs: Acting for Diversity 3.0, which aims to address the under-representation of researchers from the four designated groups-women, visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous individuals and persons with disabilities -among its CRC holders. Therefore, Polytechnique Montréal strongly encourages candidates from these four designated groups to apply for this CRC.


This position is tenure-track.

  • Salary and benefits are determined in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement (French only) in effect. This agreement provides for, among others:
  • Provisions for work-family balance, such as maternity, paternity and adoption leave, in addition to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan;
  • The possibility of benefiting from paid sabbatical leave;
  • A defined-benefits pension plan;
  • In addition, relocation and immigration support is available to the successful candidate and their family.

To learn more about Polytechnique Montréal and the benefits of contributing to its mission, please explore: Avantages et milieu de vie (French only).


As soon as possible.


In order to meet the Tri-Agency Institutional Program Secretariat requirements, candidates identified for CRCs must enable Polytechnique Montréal to progress in reaching its representation targets for women, visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous individuals, and persons with disabilities. Candidates are also invited to consult the web page of the Canada Research Chairs at Polytechnique Montréal.

Candidates are invited to submit an application file that includes:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • A statement of main achievements and teaching philosophy
  • A statement of major research achievements
  • A description of the proposed research program within the framework of the Canada Research Chair (maximum 6 pages), including an executive summary (maximum 200 words), main research areas in relation to previous work, the objectives pursued, an overview of the methodology, expected research impact (spin-offs, synergies), and contributions to the training of highly qualified personnel
  • Proof of university degrees
  • Up to three significant contributions related to the position
  • Teaching evaluations, if available

For more information about this position, please contact:

Professor Yuvin Adnarain Chinniah, ing., Ph.D.
Head of Department, Mathematics and Industrial Engineering Department
Polytechnique Montréal
Case postale 6079, succursale Centre-ville Montréal (Québec) H3C 3A7

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. In accordance with immigration rules, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

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Professor - Mathematics and industrial engineering - Tier 2 Canada Research Chair - Societal impact of technologies on indigenous and non-indigenous communities
2900, boul. Édouard-Montpetit Université de Montréal Campus 2500, Chemin de Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Application deadline
2023-03-31 23:59:59
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