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

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Mining Engineering

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 Engineering. The Department has a faculty of 13 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 field of expertise is in mining engineering. The candidate is expected to develop a sponsored and innovative research program in the field of mining engineering 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 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 mining engineering;
  • Achievements in the field of mining engineering;
  • 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: January 31, 2022. The University retains the right to consider applications until the position is filled.

Expected starting date: between June 2022 and September 2022.

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.

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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