Polytechnique Montréal

Professor of Chemical Engineering - Agri-food Processing Engineering

2024-05-19 (America/Toronto)
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Reference: 24-PR-6
Duration : This position is tenure-track
Location : Montréal, Québec, Canada
Deadline date: May 19, 2024


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.

Proud of its 150 years of history, Polytechnique 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.


The Department of Chemical Engineering currently has 28 professors and conducts cutting-edge research in close collaboration with industry in the following areas: reactor and process engineering, lifecycle analysis, biorefining, tissue engineering, materials and biomaterials, regenerative medicine, biotechnology, and polymers.

The department also stands out for its dynamic teaching and its development of new methods of conveying knowledge. For more information on our activities, please consult the website: https://www.polymtl.ca/gch/en.

This position aligns with the Department of Chemical Engineering’s desire to increase the group of professors contributing to research activities in the field of agri-food processing engineering, with a focus on unit operations as they apply to this field.


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;
  • Be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (or of any other Canadian association of professional engineers) or take the necessary steps to become a member before being granted tenure;
  • 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 and to learn French.
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree in engineering or with industry experience are encouraged to include this in their application.


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 respite periods;
  • 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).


Fall 2024.


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 and prospects
  • 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 Abdellah Ajji
Chair, Chemical Engineering Department
Polytechnique Montréal

Polytechnique is an equal-opportunity employer and as such invites women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible and ethno-cultural minorities and people with disabilities who meet the job requirements to apply. Upon request, Polytechnique Montréal will provide support measures for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and evaluation process.

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

Please apply online at : https://rita.illicohodes.com/go/65fda79d61b1f97757245277/5f45543e57a8a60577c62b74/en

Job details

Professor of Chemical Engineering - Agri-food Processing Engineering
2900, boul. Édouard-Montpetit Université de Montréal Campus 2500, Chemin de Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Application deadline
2024-05-19 23:59 (America/Toronto)
2024-05-20 05:59 (CET)
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Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada's leading engineering teaching and research institutions.

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