Construction Engineering Professor - Applied Geophysics

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is one of the largest engineering schools in Canada, with a student body numbering over 10,700, including 2,800 students at the graduate and postgraduate levels. It offers Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate programs designed with an applied engineering focus. It cultivates close ties with industry through a dynamic co-operative education program, and boasts an outstanding degree of partnership-based research and innovation.

ÉTS has experienced spectacular growth in its educational programs and in its research and innovation activities over the last few years, allowing it to acquire world-class infrastructure. The high calibre of research conducted by the institution gives it a ranking among the top engineering educational institutions in Canada.

Description of Position

The Construction Engineering Department at ÉTS (Montréal, Canada) is seeking one full-time Professor of Construction Engineering - Applied Geophysics. The candidate's research activities will be added to existing projects in fields of interest related to infrastructure assets, the environment and sustainable development and managing construction projects.

Areas of Expertise Sought

The candidate must demonstrate competencies in the following field:

  • Applied Geophysics

The candidates sought will:

  • teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in one or more of the above-mentioned fields and in other fields related to Construction engineering;
  • mentor graduate students;
  • carry out funded or contractual interdisciplinary research projects, jointly with industry and in work places;
  • develop a research program;
  • publish scientific articles;
  • complete grant applications, particularly those directed at NSERC and FQRNT.

Qualifications Requirements

  • Must hold a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in engineering:
  • Must be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or take the necessary steps to become one before applying for tenure;
  • Must have industry experience or experience conducting research in close collaboration with industry. If the candidate does not have related industry experience, then such experience may be substituted by solid R&D experience, or the candidate must agree to acquire such experience through an industrial practicum;
  • Must demonstrate excellent research and teaching skills. Industrial or R&D experience is an asset.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken French in accordance with the ÉTS Language Policy, or demonstrate a willingness to learn French and embark on a francization process supported by ÉTS.

Start Date: Winter or summer 2019

Submission of Applications

All applications shall be treated confidentially. Interested candidates must submit their application by 5 p.m. on December 6, 2018, to

The application shall include all these documents named as noted below:

  • a cover letter cov_letter;
  • a curriculum vitae CV;
  • a statement of teaching goals teach_goals;
  • pertinent details of three references references;
  • a statement of their research plan res_plan;
  • the equal employment opportunity form equity_form;
  • a sample of research accomplishments (e.g., recent scientific articles) res_accomp.

For any further information, please contact All documents must be included. Otherwise, the application will not be evaluated. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Salary and Terms

This is a tenure-track position. Salary and benefits will be determined in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Immigration Requirements

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Nevertheless, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. It is important to mention in your application whether you are able to work in Canada in order for us to plan any necessary immigration process.

Equal Employment Opportunity Program

ÉTS has adopted and follows an equal employment opportunity program, and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal persons, visible and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities. Properly identifying yourself will help us consider all relevant factors during the selection process. Simply complete and attach the Equal Access to Employment form to your application.

The masculine form is used solely to lighten the text.

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