Tenure-Track position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level on Trustworthy AI at Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

  • Full Time
  • Montreal
  • Applications have closed

Website Polytechnique Montreal

The Department of Computer and Software Engineering of Polytechnique Montréal is experiencing significant growth and is seeking exceptional applicants to fill this position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.

To complement its team of professors, the Department seeks candidates whose main research activities and interests are in the field of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The new hired will have the possibility to join the IVADO community and contribute to a paradigm shift for AI and its adoption. They may also be considered for an IVADO professorship, which offers enhanced start-up conditions. IVADO is an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral research, training and knowledge mobilization consortium whose mission is to develop and promote a robust, reasoning and responsible artificial intelligence (R3AI), through an ambitious project for which a major grant has been awarded recently by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.


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 150th years of history, 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.


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 (OIQ) or take the necessary steps to become a member before submitting their tenure file;
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.

As soon as possible.


Candidates are invited to submit an application file that includes:

A cover letter
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:

Gabriela Nicolescu, Eng., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer and Software Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal

To apply, please use the following link: https://polygigl.formstack.com/forms/24pr01.

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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