Faculty of Science and Engineering
Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Material engineering

Mining Engineering: Mineral processing and environment

Faculty position: 64760

Located in the heart of Quebec City, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Université Laval is a major research university of more than 45,000 students. The university has an international orientation and is recognized for its excellence in teaching and research.


The Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Université Laval (www.gmn.ulaval.ca), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering. The Department has a faculty of 15 professors and provides undergraduate and graduate programs in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering and Materials and Metallurgical Engineering to over 300 undergraduate students and over a hundred graduate students.


The sought fields of expertise are mineral processing (grinding, flotation, gravity and/or magnetic concentration, solid/liquid separation, ore leaching, etc.) and mining environment. The candidate is expected to develop a sponsored and innovative research program in the field of mineral processing or mining environment and supervise graduate students at MSc and PhD levels. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the department.


The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate degree and a PhD in mining and mineral processing engineering or in a closely related field. He or she will be a member (P. Eng.) of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (the Quebec Corporation of Engineers) or take the necessary steps to become a member within two years from assuming the post. As teaching activities are in French, the selected candidate should be able to communicate and write in French or take the necessary steps to communicate in French within three years from assuming the post. The successful candidates will meet the necessary qualifications for the position and will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the academic background;
  • Experience and potential in teaching mineral processing;
  • Achievements in the field of mineral processing and environment;
  • Experience and potential in research, in technology transfer, and in scientific management;
  • Adequacy of qualifications and experience in relation to the description of the position;
  • Potential of integration and synergy with current faculty members;
  • Industrial experience and interest for field and laboratory work would be an asset.


Academic rank will be assessed commensurate with experience and salary will be determined according to the collective agreement in place at the time of hire.


Application deadline: April 15, 2019. The University retains the right to consider applications until the position is filled.
Expected starting date: between August and September 2019.

Interested candidates should submit an application that includes 1) a letter of intent; 2) a recent curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching (max 2 pages); 4) a statement of research interests and vision (max 2 pages); 5) the names and full contact details of three referees to whom the candidate will have requested references.

Please submit your complete application to:

Martin Grenon, Ph.D., ing., Head
Département de génie des mines, de la métallurgie et des matériaux
Faculté des sciences et de génie - Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 - CANADA

Valuing diversity, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply-particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities-but priority will be given to Canadians and Canadian permanent residents.

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